$1.25 Billion Up For Grabs in Friday’s Mega Millions Drawing


Concord, NH – New Hampshire players now have the chance to win an estimated $1.25 billion in Friday’s (8/4) Mega Millions drawing, which would be the fourth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record and sixth-largest Lottery jackpot overall. There have now been 30 consecutive Mega Millions drawings without a jackpot winner. The New Hampshire Lottery expects the one-time cash payout to increase to $625.3 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“Friday night’s jackpot is so big it doesn’t even fit on our billboards! The fourth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record is there for the taking in Friday night’s drawing, and we’re hoping to close out the week with a New Hampshire winner,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “The possibilities of what you could buy with $1.25 billion are endless. Don’t wait to get your tickets – and remember, it only takes one ticket to win!”

Meredith Mahn of Orlando, FL purchased a $40,000 winning Mega Millions ticket for the drawing on Monday (7/31) at Watson’s General Store on Route 16 in West Ossipee.

Mega Millions drawing results from Monday, July 31, were: 08-24-30-45-61 MB-12 with a Megaplier of 4.

The top-10 Mega Millions jackpots in history are:

  1. $1.537 billion, October 23, 2018
  2. $1.348 billion, January 13, 2023
  3. $1.337 billion, July 29, 2022
  4. $1.250 billion, August 4, 2023 (anticipated)
  5. $1.050 billion, January 22, 2021
  6. $656 million, March 30, 2012
  7. $648 million, December 17, 2013
  8. $543 million, June 24, 2018
  9. $536 million, June 8, 2016
  10.  a. $533 million, March 30, 2018

The anticipated $1.25 billion Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since April 14, when a lucky player in New York purchased a $476 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 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 59 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.