New Hampshire Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $337 Million


New Hampshire Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $337 Million
Cash option expected to reach $209.1 million for Saturday’s drawing
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Powerball jackpot has climbed to $337 million for Saturday’s drawing. The one-time cash payout is projected to increase to $209.1 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are before taxes). Drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 PM.
“As the Powerball jackpot grows, so does the excitement and anticipation in New Hampshire, and we really start to see our players and retailers getting excited when the Powerball jackpot exceeds $300 million,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “We have already seen sales numbers on the rise as the jackpot has grown over the past couple months. Here’s hoping we have a big New Hampshire winner come Saturday night!”
The Powerball drawing results from May 31 were: 4-33-39-46-60 PB-6 with a Power Play of 2.
The Powerball jackpot has been growing since April 1. Saturday’s drawing will mark the 18th drawing since the Powerball jackpot was last won.
The largest Powerball jackpot on record was $1.6 billion, which was split between winners in California, Tennessee and Florida in January 2016. Last summer, a New Hampshire player, who chose to remain anonymous, claimed a $487 million winning Powerball ticket sold at the Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond.
Highlighted by more than $821 million in total sales and 10 lucky jackpot winners, the New Hampshire Lottery recognized the 25th anniversary of Powerball earlier this year. Powerball game sales began nationally on April 19, 1992 and the first drawing was held on April 22, 1992. The New Hampshire Lottery began selling Powerball tickets 22 years ago, with the first New Hampshire Powerball drawing taking place on November 8, 1995.
Powerball tickets are on sale at more than 1,250 retailers in New Hampshire until 9:50 p.m. Saturday.
About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 53 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®.