NH Lottery Expects Saturday’s Powerball Jackpot to Climb to $620 Million Just in Time for Christmas


Concord, NH – The Powerball jackpot is on the rise as the New Hampshire Lottery projects Saturday’s (12/23) Powerball jackpot will grow to $620 million just ahead of Christmas. The New Hampshire Lottery estimates the one-time cash payout will increase to $310.8 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Christmas and the entire holiday season than by winning the $620 million Powerball jackpot this Saturday,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “With the holiday and the Powerball drawing right around the corner, the excitement levels are off the charts, and we are happy to gift our New Hampshire players this amazing opportunity. Here’s to hoping this jackpot makes a lucky New Hampshire player’s holiday merry and bright!”

Powerball drawing results from Wednesday, December 20, were: 27-35-41-56-60 PB-16 with a Power Play of 2.

The $620 million Powerball jackpot has been growing since October 11, when a lucky California player purchased a $1.72 billion jackpot winning ticket. Since the drawing in October, there have been 29 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. For more information and to play, visit www.nhlottery.com.

About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has contributed more than $2.64 billion and counting to education in New Hampshire. For the past 59 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $9.1 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $6.2 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.