CONCORD, N.H. – Thanks to record breaking sales, the estimate for the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday (11/28) night has grown to $500 million, with a one-time cash payout option of $327.4 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are before taxes.)
“As expected, Powerball ticket sales are through the roof as folks line up to take a chance at becoming the largest jackpot winner ever!” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “Since the Powerball drawing on Saturday night, we’ve already sold more than $1 million in tickets and we expect to sell another $2 million before the drawing on Wednesday night. Don’t miss out on the chance to win half a billion dollars! Buy your tickets early and dream about what you would do if you won!”
The largest Powerball jackpot won to date was $365 million won by a group of eight ConAgra workers in Nebraska in February of 2006.
One $10,000 winning ticket was sold in Saturday night’s (11/24) drawing. That winning ticket was sold at the Hannaford Grocery Store on Route 16 in North Conway. No one has yet come forward to claim that prize.
The top five lottery retailers in the state in sales are:
1. Lottery Outlet in Salem – located in Liquor Store #79
2. Liquor Store on I-95 Southbound in Hampton
3. O’Brien’s General Store in Seabrook
4. Super Shell Food Mart in Nashua
5. Hannaford Manchester – John Devine Drive
The New Hampshire Lottery also has a number of the ever-popular holiday-themed Instant games now on sale and subscriptions to Tri-State Megabucks Plus, Powerball, Mega Millions and Hot Lotto are on sale year around.
Powerball tickets are on sale at over 1,250 locations in New Hampshire until 9:50 p.m. Wednesday night.
About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 48 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $4.3 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $2.8 billion being paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total more than $1.5 billion to date.
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission, located at 14 Integra Drive in Concord, currently manages all lottery operations in the state, including instant games, New Hampshire Powerball®, New Hampshire Mega Millions®, New Hampshire Hot Lotto® Sizzler, Tri-State Megabucks? Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games and Lucky For Life®.