Half-a-Billion-Dollar Mega Millions Jackpot Up for Grabs Just in Time for Christmas


Concord, NH – The Mega Millions jackpot continues to rise as the New Hampshire Lottery projects Friday’s (12/23) Mega Millions jackpot will grow to more than half-a-billion-dollars just ahead of Christmas. The New Hampshire Lottery expects the jackpot to reach $510 million with a one-time cash payout of $266.8 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.) 

“I cannot think of a better way to celebrate Christmas and the entire holiday season than by winning this $510 million Mega Millions jackpot Friday night,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “We are happy to be able to gift our New Hampshire players this amazing opportunity during such an amazing time of the year. Our players are hustling and bustling their way to our retailers—and NH iLottery—to purchase tickets in time for Friday’s drawing. Here’s hoping this jackpot makes a lucky New Hampshire player’s holiday merry and bright!” 

Mega Millions drawing results from Tuesday, December 20, were: 03-04-33-36-52 MB-17 with a Megaplier of 4. 

The largest Mega Millions jackpot on record was $1.537 billion, which was won October 23, 2018. The anticipated $510 million Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since October 14, 2022, when lucky players in California and Florida split a $494 million jackpot prize. 

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM. Tickets are on sale at more than 1,200 retailers statewide, and online at NH iLottery. For more information and to play, visit www.nhlottery.com. 

About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has contributed more than $2.45 billion and counting to education in New Hampshire. For the past 58 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $8.5 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $5.7 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. 

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission, located at 14 Integra Drive in Concord, currently manages all lottery operations in the state, including scratch games, New Hampshire Powerball®, New Hampshire Mega Millions®, Tri-State Megabucks℠, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life®, KENO 603℠, and iLottery. The New Hampshire Lottery also regulates charitable gaming, including Bingo, Lucky 7, and Games of Chance, along with simulcast racing, fantasy sports, and sports wagering.