New Hampshire Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $415 Million


CONCORD, N.H. – With no winner in Tuesday’s drawing, the New Hampshire Lottery is announcing the Mega Millions jackpot for Friday, July 1, is expected to climb to $415 million, making it the third largest Mega Millions jackpot in history. The estimated one-time cash payout option is projected to increase to $286.4 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are calculated before taxes.) This Mega Millions jackpot is the largest Mega Millions jackpot since December 2013, when the jackpot reached $648 million.

“The New Hampshire Lottery is thrilled to see the New Hampshire Mega Millions jackpot jump to $415 million as our players look forward to kicking off Fourth of July weekend,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. “Whenever we hit that $400 million jackpot threshold, sales really start to hit a fever pitch, and we have already seen an uptick in Mega Millions ticket sales at our retailers statewide. Here’s hoping come Friday we have a $415 million New Hampshire winner!”

The drawing results from Tuesday, June 28, were: 15-17-20-35-55 MB-7 with a Megaplier of 2.

The jackpot has been growing since March 8, when Michael Burkett of Seattle, Wash. won a $157 million jackpot. The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million, which was won in March 2012. Three winners from Ottawa, Kansas; Red Bud, Illinois; and Milford Mill, Maryland, shared that record prize.

To play Mega Millions, players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15 - or select Easy Pick. A player wins the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

Mega Millions tickets cost $1 per play. Drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 PM. Mega Millions tickets are on sale at more than 1,250 retailers in New Hampshire until 9:50 p.m. Friday.

About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 51 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded almost $6.0 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $3.8 billion being paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total more than $1.7 billion to date.

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission, located at 14 Integra Drive in Concord, currently manages all lottery operations in the state, including instant games, New Hampshire Powerball®, New Hampshire Mega Millions®, New Hampshire Hot Lotto® Sizzler, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games and Lucky For Life®.