Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to Over $800 Million


Concord, NH – The Mega Millions jackpot is quickly climbing the record charts, as the New Hampshire Lottery estimates Tuesday night’s (7/26) Mega Millions jackpot will increase to $810 million, which would make it the 4th-largest jackpot in U.S. Lottery history. The New Hampshire Lottery expects the one-time cash payout to increase to $470.1 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“We know the anticipation and excitement has been growing with this over $800 million Mega Millions jackpot in the past few weeks. The sales figures speak for themselves as we sold nearly $2.5 million worth of Mega Millions tickets last week alone,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “While we share our players’ excitement, I want to remind our players to always play responsibly. It is true you have to play to win, but it only takes one ticket to win.”

Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, July 22, were: 14-40-60-64-66 MB-16 with a Megaplier of 3.

The top-10 U.S. Lottery jackpots in history were:

  1. $1.586 billion January 13, 2016 (Powerball)
  2. $1.537 billion October 23, 2018 (Mega Millions)
  3. $1.05 billion January 22, 2021 (Mega Millions)
  4. $810 million July 26, 2022 (Mega Millions, anticipated)
  5. $768.4 million March 27, 2019 (Powerball)
  6. $758.7 million August 23, 2017 (Powerball)
  7. $731.1 million January 20, 2021 (Powerball)
  8. $699.8 million October 4, 2021 (Powerball)
  9. $687.8 million October 27, 2018 (Powerball)
  10. $656 million March 30, 2012 (Mega Millions)

The anticipated $810 million Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since April 15, 2022, when a lucky player in Tennessee purchased a $20 million jackpot winning ticket. During last week’s (7/19) drawing, a $1 million Mega Millions ticket was sold in Portsmouth, NH to Cheryl Vossen of Colorado Springs.

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

About New Hampshire Lottery

Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has contributed more than $2.3 billion and counting to education in New Hampshire. For the past 58 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $8 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $5.4 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.