New Hampshire Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $350 Million for Wednesday’s Drawing

May 13, 2013
Contact:        Maura McCann
                        NH Lottery
                        (603) 271-3391 ext. 308                         
                        Kim Moore
                        NH Lottery
                        (603) 644-3200, ext. 16
New Hampshire Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $350 Million for Wednesday’s Drawing;
3rd Largest Powerball Jackpot Ever
CONCORD, N.H. –  The jackpot for Wednesday’s New Hampshire Powerball jackpot has jumped to $350 million, the third largest Powerball jackpot ever, after nobody matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s (5/11) drawing.   According to lottery officials, this Wednesday’s (5/15) estimated jackpot of $350 million has a one-time cash payout option of $222.8 million.  (Estimated jackpot amounts are before taxes.)
More than 11,800 New Hampshire players won more than $66,000 in prize money in Saturday night’s drawing. The numbers drawn on Saturday night were 6-13-19-23-43 PB 16.
The biggest Powerball jackpot ever was won on Nov. 28, 2012 — $587.5 million split by two tickets in Arizona and Missouri.
“Let the Powerball frenzy begin! At $350 million, the Powerball jackpot is now the third highest jackpot in the history of the game,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “Ticket sales for last week were nearly $1.4 million, and we expect ticket sales this week to be even higher.  It’s been a few years since a New Hampshire player won the Powerball jackpot, so we are ready to celebrate with another local winner! Get out and grab your tickets today!”
Powerball tickets are on sale at over 1,250 retailers in New Hampshire until 9:50 p.m Wednesday night. Tickets cost $2.
About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state.  For the past 49 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $5.0 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, Fast Play games, and Lucky For Life®.

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at