Dueling Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Expected to Surpass $1.58 Billion


Concord, NH – Mega Millions and Powerball continue to duel as New Hampshire Lottery players now have the chance to win an estimated $1.58 billion in combined jackpots for drawings Tuesday and Wednesday night. The New Hampshire Lottery projects tonight’s (3/19) Mega Millions jackpot will reach $893 million and Wednesday night’s (3/20) Powerball jackpot will reach $687 million. The estimated $893 million Mega Millions jackpot would be the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record.

The Mega Millions one-time cash payout is expected to increase to $421.4 million and the Powerball one-time cash payout is projected to increase to $327.3 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“Spring is in the air today, along with the excitement of dueling Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots!” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “We have seen a substantial increase in ticket sales in-store and online through NH iLottery with these growing jackpots, as combined Powerball and Mega Millions sales were greater than $2 million last week alone. Get your tickets now for a chance to win one or both of these enormous prizes!”

Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, March 15, were: 13-25-50-51-66 MB-6 with a Megaplier of 5.

Powerball drawing results from Monday, March 18, were: 10-17-20-39-44 PB-16 with a Power Play of 3.

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. $893 million, March 19, 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

The estimated $893 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 $687 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 www.nhlottery.com.