CONCORD, NH – The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday will be worth an estimated $173 million. Ticket sales at New Hampshire Lottery outlets are expected to pick up as the drawing approaches midweek.
No one has hit the Powerball Jackpot since January 16th, when a $97 million dollar ticket was sold in Louisiana. While the top prize wasn’t won Saturday night, more than 920,000 players across the country won more than $7.9 million in Powerball prizes.
“New Hampshire has been very lucky in the past with nine Powerball jackpot winners,” said Executive Director Rick Wisler. “We’re hoping that Wednesday night’s lucky numbers produces the 10th jackpot winner from the Granite State.”
The numbers from Saturday’s Powerball drawer were 2-19-21-31-55, with a Powerball of 19 and the Power Play 4.
The most recent NH Powerball jackpot winners were Dale Chellis and Toni Sergott of Lake Zurich, Illinois. The couple was visiting family in New Hampshire when they purchased their jackpot winning ticket at the New Hampshire State Liquor & Wine Outlet in Plymouth for the drawing on April 28, 2007. They elected to take the cash option jackpot payment of approximately $32 million before taxes.
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 43 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded $3.6 billion in lottery sales, with $2.4 billion being paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education to date total more than $1.1 billion.
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®, Tri-State Megabucks?, Tri-State Paycheck, Hot Lotto Sizzler?, and Tri-State Pick3/Pick4 Daily Numbers® games.