Tuesday’s Projected $1.55 Billion Jackpot Would be Largest Mega Millions Jackpot on Record


Concord, NH - The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history is expected to be on the line for tomorrow night’s drawing, as the New Hampshire Lottery projects Tuesday’s (8/8) jackpot will reach $1.55 billion. The anticipated $1.55 billion Mega Millions jackpot would also be the third-largest jackpot in world lottery history. The one-time cash payout is expected to increase to $757.2 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld).

“Now we’re breaking records! The projected $1.55 billion Mega Millions jackpot would be the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, and how much fun is this, to be able to offer a record-breaking jackpot to our New Hampshire players,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “Mega Millions sales were close to $4 million last week alone and we expect ticket sales both through iLottery and at our retailers statewide to continue to rise approaching tomorrow’s drawing. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - buy your tickets today!”

Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, August 4, were: 11-30-45-52-56 MB-20 with a Megaplier of 2.

The top-10 Mega Millions jackpots in history are:
1. $1.55 billion, August 8, 2023 (anticipated)
2. $1.537 billion, October 23, 2023
3. $1.348 billion, January 13, 2022
4. $1.337 billion, July 29, 2022
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. $533 million, March 30, 2018

The top-10 U.S. lottery jackpots on record are:
1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 7, 2022
2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016
3. $1.55 billion, Mega Millions, August 8, 2023 (anticipated) 4. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018
5. $1.348 billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2023
6. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022
7. $1.050 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021
8. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019
9. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017
10. $754.6 million, Powerball, February 6, 2023

There have now been 31 consecutive Mega Millions drawings without a jackpot winner, dating back to 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.