Saturday Night’s Powerball Jackpot Projected to Soar to $1.4 Billion


Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Lottery is projecting the Powerball jackpot will jump to $1.4 billion for Saturday night’s (10/7) drawing, which would make it the third-largest Powerball jackpot in history and the fourth-largest lottery jackpot on record. The New Hampshire Lottery expects the one-time cash payout to reach $643.7 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“The beat goes on, and here at the New Hampshire Lottery, we love the beat of this now-$1.4 billion Powerball jackpot!” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “There has been no stopping the rise of the Powerball jackpot this week, and we are on the edge of our seats waiting for a winner! With Saturday night’s $1.4 billion jackpot on the line, we expect both online and retail ticket sales to continue to build momentum right up until the drawing. Here’s to hoping for a lucky New Hampshire winner this weekend!”

Powerball drawing results from Wednesday, October 4, were: 09-35-54-63-64 PB-1 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. $1.4 billion, October 7, 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 $1.4 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 34 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

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 $6.1 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.