Saturday Night’s Powerball Jackpot Projected to Soar to $800 Million; Second-Largest Powerball Jackpot in History


CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Lottery is projecting Saturday’s Powerball jackpot will jump to $800 million, which would make it the second-largest Powerball jackpot on record and the fifth-largest lottery jackpot overall. The one-time cash payout is expected to increase to $383.7 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.) 

“With over three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollars on the line, the excitement and anticipation is off the charts for our players and retailers. I would like nothing more than to award a New Hampshire player this incredible, life-changing prize. A fleet of super yachts, maybe a private island or two, the house of your dreams on every continent, the possibilities are endless when it comes to this $800 million prize!,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “Retailers and NH iLottery are experiencing strong sales and we would expect that trend to continue right up to the drawing Saturday night.” 

Powerball drawing results from Wednesday, October 26, were: 19-36-37-46-56 PB-24 with a Power Play of 2. 

There have now been 36 consecutive Powerball drawings since August 3, when a lucky player from Pennsylvania purchased a $206.9 million winning ticket. 

The top-10 Powerball jackpots in history are:

  1.  $1.586 billion, January 13, 2016
  2.  $800 million, October 29, 2022 (anticipated)
  3.  $768.4 million, March 27, 2019
  4.  $758.7 million, August 23, 2017
  5.  $731.1 million, January 20, 2021
  6.  $699.8 million, October 4, 2021
  7.  $687.8 million, October 27, 2018
  8.  $632.6 million, January 5, 2022
  9.  $590.5 million, May 18, 2013
  10. $587.5 million, November 28, 2012

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. 

The top-10 jackpots in U.S. lottery history are:

  1.  $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016
  2.  $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018
  3.  $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022
  4.  $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021
  5.  $800 million, Powerball, October 29, 2022 (anticipated)   6.  $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019
  7.  $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017
  8.  $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021
  9.  $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021
  10. $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018

“While we are extremely excited about this growing Powerball jackpot, we also want to take the opportunity to remind our players to play responsibly,” McIntyre added. “You do have to play to win, but it only takes one to win.” 

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 $2.45 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.