Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpot Annuities Total Over $1 Billion
As the Powerball jackpot grows again, New Hampshire lottery players have a second shot at a huge payoff with Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot drawing.
The Powerball jackpot grows to an annuity value of $725 million ($366.2 million) for Wednesday, the seventh largest jackpot ever offered by the game after no ticket matched the five white balls and the Powerball.
The numbers drawn Monday were white balls 2, 24, 34, 53, 58, and red Powerball 13. The Power Play multiplier was 2X.
Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot has an annuity value of $480 million ($240.7 million cash), although sales could push that amount higher. The jackpot has not been won since April.
“We could not be more excited for our players as the Powerball and Mega Millions combined jackpots continue to rise, giving our New Hampshire players a chance at winning more than $1 billion. We have the seventh-largest Powerball jackpot in history and the Mega Millions jackpot is right on its heels,” New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre said in a statement.
McIntyle said that combined sales for Powerball and Mega Millions tickets reached nearly $2.5 million last week.
Northern New England is overdue for a big jackpot win, as there's not been a winner since January
A single ticket was sold at Hometown Gas & Grill in Lebanon, Maine, for the Mega Millions drawing of January 13, with an annuity value of $1.35 billion ($724.6 million cash). It was Maine's first Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot winner ever, and the second-highest jackpot ever won in the United States.