Mega Millions Jackpot Approaches Half-A-Billion Dollars for Friday’s Drawing


Concord, NH – The Mega Millions jackpot is on the rise as the New Hampshire Lottery is anticipating $480 million will be up for grabs during Friday night’s (7/15) drawing. The anticipated $480 million jackpot would be the 10th-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record. The New Hampshire Lottery expects the one-time cash payout to increase to $276 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“We are thrilled to see this Mega Millions jackpot quickly nearing the half-a-billion-dollar mark – $480 million is a life-changing amount of money,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “This growing jackpot presents a fantastic opportunity for our players and for our retailers statewide, who are already reporting a significant increase in sales activity. Best of luck to our players—we’ll be rooting for you in Friday night’s drawing!”

Mega Millions drawing results from Tuesday, July 12, were: 04-07-10-45-64 MB-12 with a Megaplier of 2.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot on record was $1.537 billion, which was won October 23, 2018. The anticipated $480 million Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since April 15, 2022, when a lucky player in Tennessee purchased a $20 million jackpot winning ticket.

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