NH Lottery Projects Combined Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots Will Approach $900 Million


Concord, NH – Dueling Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots continue to climb as New Hampshire Lottery players now have the chance to win an estimated $866 million in combined Mega Millions and Powerball drawings tonight and tomorrow night. The New Hampshire Lottery projects tonight’s (10/11) Mega Millions jackpot will reach $445 million and tomorrow night’s (10/12) Powerball jackpot will increase to $421 million.

The New Hampshire Lottery expects the Powerball one-time cash payout to increase to $215.7 million and the Mega Millions one-time cash payout to jump to $226 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“We are thrilled for our players as these dueling jackpots are getting closer and closer to the $1 billion mark,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “We anticipate a steady uptick in sales right through the Mega Millions drawing tonight and Powerball drawing tomorrow night. Our players have two great chances to win this week—get your tickets now!”

Powerball drawing results from Monday, October 10, were: 03-06-11-17-22 PB-11 with a Power Play of 2.

Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, October 7, were: 06-11-29-36-55 MB-21 with a Megaplier 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 $445 million Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since July 29, when a lucky player in Illinois purchased a $1.337 billion jackpot winning ticket—the 3rd largest U.S. Lottery jackpot of all time. The $421 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 www.nhlottery.com.

About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has contributed more than $2.45 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.