Estimated $1.2 Billion to be Up for Grabs Tonight


Concord, NH – Without a winner in Monday night’s (10/2) drawing, the New Hampshire Lottery is expecting tonight’s (10/4) Powerball jackpot to jump to $1.2 billion, which would be the third-largest Powerball jackpot on record and the fifth-largest lottery jackpot in history. The New Hampshire Lottery expects the one-time cash payout to reach $551.7 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“$1.2 billion! Can you believe it? It is difficult to describe the level of excitement and anticipation as the jackpot continues to skyrocket. Everyone is talking about Powerball!” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “We are crossing our fingers at New Hampshire Lottery headquarters for a Granite Stater to win this once-in-a-lifetime prize. Who knows, New Hampshire’s next billionaire could be crowned tonight! Good luck, players!”

Powerball drawing results from Monday, October 2, were: 12-26-27-43-47 PB-5 with a Power Play of 2.

The top-10 Powerball jackpots in history were:
1. $2.04 billion, November 7, 2022
2. $1.58 billion, January 13, 2016
3. $1.2 billion, October 4, 2023 (anticipated)
4. $1.08 billion, July 19, 2023
5. $768 million, March 27, 2019
6. $758 million, August 23, 2017
7. $754 million, February 6, 2023
8. $731 million, January 20, 2021
9. $699 million, October 4, 2021
10. $687 million, October 27, 2018

The $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot has been growing since July 19, when a lucky California player purchased a $1 billion jackpot winning ticket. Since the drawing in July, there have been 33 consecutive Powerball drawings without a jackpot winner.

Powerball drawings are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 PM.

Tickets are on sale at more than 1,400 retailers statewide and online at NH iLottery Homepage. For more information and to play, visit