Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Soar to Combined $1.58 Billion; $2 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold at Gomarlos Market in West Swanzey


Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Lottery is projecting Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot will reach $850 million and that Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot will increase to $730 million—a combined $1.58 billion. The $850 million Mega Millions jackpot would be the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record and the third-largest lottery jackpot overall. Meanwhile, the $730 million Powerball jackpot would be the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot on record and the sixth-largest lottery jackpot overall.

A $2 million winning Powerball ticket was sold at Gomarlos Market on West Swanzey Road in West Swanzey for the drawing this past Saturday, January 16. In addition, a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket was sold at Super Shell Food Mart on Harris Road in Nashua for the January 16 drawing and a $10,000 winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at Circle K on Lafayette Road in Seabrook for the drawing on Friday, January 15.

“This is the first time in lottery history that both Powerball and Mega Millions are projected to have jackpots exceeding $700 million and our players and retailers are enjoying the ride,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “Last week alone, our players purchased nearly $5 million in combined Powerball and Mega Millions tickets. We expect the sales momentum to continue right through the drawings on Tuesday and Wednesday. We wish all our players good luck!”

The Mega Millions one-time cash payout is estimated to increase to $628.2 million and the Powerball one-time cash payout is estimated to increase to $546 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, January 15, were: 3-11-12-38-43 MB-15 with a Megaplier of 4.

Powerball drawing results from Saturday, January 16, were: 14-20-39-65-67 PB-2 with a Power Play of 3.

Both Powerball and Mega Millions have gone 35 straight drawings without a jackpot winner.

The top-10 U.S. lottery jackpots on record are:

1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016
2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018
3. $850 million, Mega Millions, January 19, 2021 (anticipated)
4. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019
5. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017
6. $730 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021 (anticipated)
7. $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018
8. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012
9. $648 million, Mega Millions, December 17, 2013
10. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013

The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since September 15, when a winning $119 million ticket was sold in Wisconsin, while the Powerball jackpot was last won on September 16, when a winning $94 million ticket was sold in New York.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM.

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

Tickets are on sale at more than 1,400 retailers statewide, and online at iLottery. For more information and to play, visit

About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has contributed more than $2 billion and counting to education in New Hampshire. For the past 56 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $7 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $5 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales.

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, Game 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life®, KENO 603℠, and iLottery. The New Hampshire Lottery also regulates charitable gaming, including Bingo, Lucky 7, and Games of Chance, along with simulcast racing, fantasy sports, and sports wagering.