Combined Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Projected to Soar to $1.39 Billion


Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Lottery is projecting tomorrow night’s (3/15) Mega Millions jackpot will reach $792 million and Saturday’s (3/16) Powerball jackpot will jump to $600 million – a combined $1.39 billion. The estimated $792 Mega Millions jackpot would be the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record. The Mega Millions one-time cash payout is estimated to increase to $381.8 million and the Powerball one-time cash payout is estimated to increase to $293.4 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“It is the luckiest weekend of the year, and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate this Saint Patrick’s Day than by winning a pot of gold worth $1.39 billion,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “Our sales, both retail and online through NH iLottery, continue to increase with the rising jackpots, and we expect this momentum to continue right up until the drawings tomorrow and Saturday night. Give your luck a try this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend and buy your tickets before it is too late!”

Mega Millions drawing results from Tuesday, March 12, were: 02-16-31-57-64 MB-24 with a Megaplier of 3.

Powerball drawing results from Wednesday, March 13, were: 21-29-54-59-62 PB-4 with a Power Play of 2.

The top-10 Mega Millions jackpots in history are:

  1. $1.602 billion, August 8, 2023
  2. $1.537 billion, October 23, 2018
  3. $1.348 billion, January 13, 2023
  4. $1.337 billion, July 29, 2022
  5. $1.050 billion, January 22, 2021
  6. $792 million, March 15, 2024 (anticipated)
  7. $656 million, March 30, 2012
  8. $648 million, December 17, 2013
  9. $543 million, June 24, 2018
  10. $536 million, June 8, 2016

“While we share our players’ excitement for these dueling jackpots, we also want to take a moment to encourage our players to play responsibly,” McIntyre continued. “We want all our players to have the chance to experience the fun of playing the Lottery but we also want to remind them it only takes one to win.”

The estimated $792 million Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since December 8, 2023, when a lucky player in California purchased a $395 million jackpot-winning ticket. The anticipated $600 million Powerball jackpot has been growing since January 1, when a lucky player in Michigan purchased a $842.2 million jackpot-winning ticket.

The largest Powerball jackpot on record was $2.04 billion in November 2022, which was also the largest lottery jackpot in world history. The largest Mega Millions jackpot on record was $1.537 billion in October 2018.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and 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