Saturday’s New Hampshire Powerball Jackpot Expected to Soar to $510 Million


CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Powerball jackpot is expected to reach more than half-a-billion-dollars for Saturday’s drawing. At a projected $510 million, Saturday’s Powerball jackpot would be the fifth largest Powerball jackpot on record and the largest jackpot since the unprecedented $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot of January 2016. The New Hampshire Lottery is expecting the one-time cash payout to increase to $324.2 million for Saturday’s drawing. (Estimated jackpot amounts are before taxes).
“The last time the New Hampshire Powerball jackpot exceeded the half-a-billion-dollar mark, we were in the middle of a historic run culminating with a world-record nearly $1.6 billion jackpot,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “While it would certainly be thrilling for history to repeat, nothing would make me happier than to have another big New Hampshire winner in Saturday’s drawing. Retailers are reporting strong sales and our players love the Powerball fever. I want to say good luck to all the loyal New Hampshire Lottery players.”
The Powerball drawing results from August 16 were: 9-15-43-60-64 PB-4 with a Power Play of 3.
While no one won Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot, a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Market Basket on Plaistow Road in Plaistow for Wednesday’s drawing.
New Hampshire has had 10 Powerball jackpot winners since Powerball launched in the Granite State 22 years ago, including a $487 million winner just last summer. That lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at the Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond.
The current Powerball jackpot has been climbing since June 10, when a California player claimed a $447.8 million jackpot.
Powerball drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 PM and 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®.