Combined Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Approach $800 Million


Concord, NH – Dueling jackpots are back as the New Hampshire Lottery projects tomorrow night’s (10/7) Mega Millions drawing will reach $410 million and that Saturday night’s (10/8) drawing will increase to $378 million – a combined $788 million. The New Hampshire Lottery expects the Mega Millions one-time cash payout to increase to $213.8 million and the Powerball one-time cash payout to jump to $198.7 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“We are very excited for our players as the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are dueling once again, and now quickly nearing $800 million!” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “We wish our players double the amount of luck ahead of both jackpot drawings. Here’s to hoping for our next New Hampshire jackpot winner!”

Mega Millions drawing results from Tuesday, October 4, were: 15-18-25-33-38 MB-25 with a Megaplier of 2.

Powerball drawing results from Wednesday, October 5, were: 26-30-33-37-62 PB-6 with a Power Play of 2.

The largest Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion in January 2016, which remains the world record lottery jackpot. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was a $1.537 billion jackpot in October 2018.

The anticipated $410 million Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since July 29, when a lucky player in Illinois purchased the 3rd largest U.S. Lottery jackpot of all time – a $1.337 billion jackpot winning ticket. The $379 million Powerball jackpot has been growing since August 3, when a lucky Pennsylvania player purchased a $206.9 million jackpot winning ticket.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and Powerball drawings are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 PM. Tickets are on sale at more than 1,200 retailers statewide, and online at NH iLottery. For more information and to play, visit

About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has contributed more than $2.4 billion and counting to education in New Hampshire. For the past 58 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $8.5 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $5.7 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 scratch 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. 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.