NH Lottery Anticipating Nearly $1 Billion in Combined Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots


CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire Lottery players have the opportunity to win nearly $1 billion in combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots in drawings tomorrow and Wednesday. The New Hampshire Lottery is expecting the Mega Millions jackpot to jump to $654 million for Tuesday’s drawing, which would make it the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the fourth-largest lottery jackpot overall. The New Hampshire Lottery is also expecting the Powerball jackpot to increase to $345 million for Wednesday’s drawing. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

The New Hampshire Lottery is anticipating the Mega Millions one-time cash payout will increase to $372.6 million for Tuesday’s drawing and the Powerball one-time cash payout will reach $199 million for Wednesday’s drawing.

“We have nearly $1 billion dollars just waiting to be won over the next couple days,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director, New Hampshire Lottery. “With the Mega Millions jackpot approaching an all-time record, and a growing $345 million Powerball jackpot, this is an exciting moment for our New Hampshire players. The anticipation has been building in recent weeks, and our retailers are experiencing tremendous sales. Time to invite all of our players to get in on the action now. You could be New Hampshire’s next multimillionaire.”

The Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, October 12, were: 4-24-46-61-70 MB-7 with a Megaplier of 3.

The Powerball drawing results from Saturday, October 13, were: 11-14-32-43-65 PB-15 with a Power Play of 3.

The top-five largest lottery jackpots on record are:

  1. $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot – January 2016
  2. $758.7 million Powerball jackpot – August 2017
  3. $656 million Mega Millions jackpot – March 2012
  4. $654 million Mega Millions jackpot – October 2018 (anticipated)
  5. $648 million Mega Millions jackpot – December 2013

This estimated $654 million Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in California won a $543 million jackpot.

The expected $345 million Powerball jackpot has been growing since August 11, when a $245.7 million winning ticket was sold in New York.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM Tuesday.

Powerball drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 PM ET.

Tickets are on sale at more than 1,400 retailers statewide, as well as through the New Hampshire Lottery’s new online platform, iLottery. For more information and to play, visit www.nhlottery.com.

About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 54 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.6 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.4 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total nearly $2 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®, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life®, KENO 603 and iLottery.