NH Lottery Projects Powerball Jackpot Will Jump to $550 Million for Saturday's Drawing


Concord, NH – Without a winner in Wednesday’s (10/19) drawing, the New Hampshire Lottery is projecting Saturday’s (10/22) Powerball jackpot will increase to $550 million and the one-time cash payout will increase to $277.5 million. Wednesday’s drawing marked the 34th consecutive Powerball drawing without a winner. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld). 

Two lucky New Hampshire players purchased $50,000 winning Powerball tickets for the drawing on Wednesday (10/19). One player purchased a winning ticket at Alltown Market on Second Street in Manchester and a second player purchased a winning ticket at Market Basket on Garden Lane in Londonderry. 

“We could not be more thrilled for our New Hampshire Lottery players as this jackpot continues to get bigger and better!” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “With the jackpot well past the half-a-billion-dollar mark, we are seeing our players respond as ticket sales continue to rise with the growing jackpot. You can feel the anticipation in the air—this is an opportunity our players do not want to miss!” 

The New Hampshire Lottery reported more than $850,000 in Powerball sales last week alone. 

Powerball drawing results from Wednesday, October 19, were: 06-08-15-27-42 PB-10 with a Power play of 3. 

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since August 3, when a lucky winner from Pennsylvania purchased a $206.9 million winning ticket. 

The Powerball jackpot reached $1.586 billion in January 2016, marking not only the largest Powerball jackpot on record but also the largest lottery jackpot in history. The jackpot was split between three winners in Florida, California and Tennessee. 

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.