NH Powerball Jackpot Rises to $625 Million


CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Lottery is projecting the Powerball jackpot will jump to $625 million for Saturday’s drawing. The estimated $625 million jackpot would be the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot on record and the seventh-largest jackpot overall. The one-time cash payout is expected to be $380.6 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“This is only the fourth time the Powerball jackpot has exceeded the $600 million mark and players and retailers across the state have certainly taken notice as sales continue to be brisk,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director, New Hampshire Lottery. “I would love to hand this $625 million prize to a lucky New Hampshire player!”

Powerball drawing results from Wednesday, March 20, were: 10-14-50-53-63 PB-21 with a Power Play of 2.

The largest Powerball jackpot on record was $1.586 billion in January 2016, which is the world record lottery jackpot. That massive prize was split between three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

The top-five largest Powerball jackpots on record are:

  1. $1.586 billion – January 2016
  2. $758.7 million – August 2017
  3. $687.8 million – October 2018
  4. $625 million – March 2019 (anticipated)
  5. $590.5 million – May 2013

On December 26, 2018, a lucky New York player claimed a $298.3 million Powerball prize. Since then, there have been 24 consecutive Powerball drawings without a winner.

Powerball jackpot winners have the choice between receiving their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or as a lump sum payment.

As March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the New Hampshire Lottery is reminding players to know their limits.

“We encourage players to get in on the Powerball fun but we would also like to remind players to play responsibly,” McIntyre added. “You have to play to win but it only takes one ticket to win.”

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

Tickets are on sale at more than 1,400 retailers statewide, and online at 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 55 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.7 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.5 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total over $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℠, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life®, KENO 603℠ and iLottery.