08/15/2018
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47
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PB16
PP2
Jackpot Won: ROLLOVER
Next Drawing: 08/18/2018
Next Est. Jackpot: $50,000,000
Cash Value: $30,100,000

08/17/2018
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MB3
MP2
Jackpot Won: ROLLOVER
Next Drawing: 08/21/2018
Next Est. Jackpot: $102,000,000
Cash Value: $61,200,000

08/15/2018
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32
MB1
Jackpot Won: ROLLOVER
Next Drawing: 08/18/2018
Next Est. Jackpot: $10,075,000

08/16/2018
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48
LB11
No Grand Prize Winner
Next Drawing: 08/20/2018
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08/18/2018
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08/18/2018
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08/18/2018
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10/28/2017
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46
HB19
Jackpot Won: N/A
Next Est. Jackpot:
$0
Next Drawing:
10/28/2017

08/17/2018
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29
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Request for Proposal - NH Lottery/Tri-State Lotto Commission

1/24/2018
 
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
NH LOTTERY/TRI-STATE LOTTO COMMISSION
 
The Tri-State Lotto Commission is seeking a qualified vendor to provide auditing services in connection with the drawing of winning numbers for the Tri-State Lotto Commission games.  Auditing services are performed at New Hampshire Lottery, 14 Integra Drive, Concord, NH. Copy of the RFP may be found here
 
Important Dates: 
 
01/29/2018 RFP available.
02/28/2018 End of RFP availability.
03/09/2018 Bidder questions received, no later than 4:00 p.m.
03/15/2018 The Tri-State Commission answers mailed, emailed or faxed.
03/30/2018 Bid Responses due by 4:00 p.m. (Close of business day)
04/04/2018 Bids opened at New Hampshire Lottery Commission at 2 PM.
TBD Bidder selection subject to Section II requirements and Tri-State Lotto Commission approval.
 
Questions, please contact Maura McCann at 603-271-7111

KENO 603 Reaches $1 Million Sales Mark

1/30/2018
 
CONCORD, N.H. – In just six weeks, KENO 603 has exceeded the $1 million sales mark in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Lottery is announcing the sales milestone as its newest game continues to outpace sales projections. KENO 603 launched statewide on Friday, December 15. The game is on sale at 45 locations statewide, and restaurant and tavern owners are indicating KENO 603 has had a positive impact on business.

“We are extremely pleased to see the initial success of KENO 603, as players have been drawn to establishments offering the new game,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “We are hearing from licensed establishments that KENO 603 is a significant business driver that adds fun, excitement, entertainment and plenty of winning to the overall experience.”

The top-selling KENO 603 establishments include 2 Doors Down in Somersworth, Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill in Manchester and the Southside Tavern in Manchester. Earlier this month, a lucky KENO 603 player won a $13,500 prize at Fricker’s Neighborhood Grill in Manchester.

“We’re definitely seeing more traffic coming in because of KENO 603. Our regular customers are playing and we’re seeing new folks come in to play as well. This is our slowest time of the year. When the golf course opens, and with a 200-seat outdoor deck, I think we’ll be especially busy come spring,” said Mike Lanoie, owner of the Derryfield Restaurant. “If I didn’t have KENO 603, I would lose customers to other restaurants and bars that do have it.”

“KENO 603 has definitely had a positive impact. My overall sales are up by about 20-percent since KENO 603 launched in December. We’re seeing both new customers and regulars playing,” said Sean Lamontagne, owner of Fagin’s Pub in Berlin. “Guests are staying longer as they play—and we’ve been paying out quite a bit to winners. The people that play it love it.”

Sherri Spencer, owner of 2 Doors Down in Somersworth, said guests are staying longer as they play KENO 603, and guests are coming back more frequently.

“It’s been great. I’ve had new customers say they didn’t even know we were here before we offered KENO 603. And our regulars love it as well. We’re busier than ever, so much so that I’ve had to hire a new part-time cook and a part-time bartender, which is good news,” Spencer said. “Some guests will play for quite a while, while others will come in and play for a few minutes or come buy tickets and then come back the next day. Overall, traffic is really up,” Spencer added.

David Henrick, owner of the 405 Pub & Grill in Laconia, said KENO 603 has been nothing but a positive.

“It’s created a lot of excitement and our restaurant business has grown,” said Henrick, who noted he’s seen new and regular guests enjoying KENO 603. “It’s really given our customers something new and fun to do while they’re here. Someone will win and then everybody gets excited because they want to win too.”

“People definitely know that proceeds support education so it makes them feel good when they play. It’s just a win-win all the way around,” Henrick added.

The New Hampshire Lottery is continuing to work with municipalities and business establishments across the state to implement KENO 603. Governor Sununu signed Senate Bill 191 into law in July, establishing KENO 603 as a revenue source to fund full-day kindergarten. The New Hampshire Lottery has been adding licensed KENO 603 locations weekly.

Legislators developed Senate Bill 191 to give individual municipalities the option to allow KENO 603 by putting it on city election ballots or the warrant of annual town meetings. As towns are compiling warrant articles for 2018 town meetings, New Hampshire Lottery officials are meeting with municipalities to answer any questions from residents, business owners and elected officials regarding KENO 603 and the implementation process.

During each KENO 603 game, players choose from one to 12 numbers, and every five minutes (11:05 AM to 11:00 PM) a computer randomly generates and displays 20 winning numbers from 1 to 80 on a television monitor. A player may place a wager from $1 to $25 per game. The more numbers players match, the more they win.

The top-10 retailers, in terms of KENO 603 sales, are:
  1. 2 Doors Down – Somersworth
  2. Billy’s Sports Bar & Grill – Manchester
  3. Southside Tavern – Manchester
  4. Boston Billiards Club & Casino – Nashua
  5. American Legion Post #69 – Somersworth
  6. Moe Joe’s Family Restaurant – Manchester
  7. Golden Dragon – Nashua
  8. Lafayette Athletic Club – Nashua
  9. Yee Dynasty – Manchester
  10. Salona Bar & Grill - Manchester

Here are NE Patriots Winners home game winners from the Second Chance Drawing on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

2/15/2018
 
Congratulations to all of our lucky winners.

Home Game Lower Level with VIP Tailgate
Kevin Sheehan, Hampton
Susan Stevens, Canaan

Lower Level 2-Pack Home Game Package
Kerri Wickson, Haverhill, MA
Jack Boufford, Keene
Ken Mourtgis, Nashua
Chris Byrnes, Pittsburg
Chin Bohnert, Hudson

Upper Level 2-Pack Home Game Package
Andrew Delaney, Ashburnham, MA
Thomas Friend, Epsom
Carol Ortega, Stratham
Jackie Hammond, Manchester
Debora Harris, Amesbury, MA
Terrence Root, Lebanon
Monica Wood, Washington
Tim Puls, Barrington
Dean Robinson, Keene
Corina Brooks, Ashland
Sheila Demers, Derry
Brian Miller, Exeter
David Zullo, Lee
Jessica Brun, Newton, MA
Patricia Scribner, Gilford
Mrs. Lowell Bohnert, Hudson
Susan Valeras, Nottingham
Gordon Walker Jr., Belmont
Michael French, Concord
Tim Burris, Nashua

More Than 75 NH Towns to Vote on KENO 603

2/27/2018
 

CONCORD, N.H. – Voters in 76 towns will vote on KENO 603 during town meetings across the state starting in March. The New Hampshire Lottery launched KENO 603 in December 2017 after Governor Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 191 into law in July 2017, establishing KENO 603 as a revenue source for full-day kindergarten. The legislation was crafted to give individual municipalities the option to allow KENO 603 by putting it on city election ballots or the warrant of annual town meetings.

“The New Hampshire Lottery has been working with municipalities and business establishments across the state to implement KENO 603 and we are extremely pleased to see 76 communities putting KENO 603 before voters,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “Along with offering players a fun and exciting new game, KENO 603 also delivers critical funding for full-day kindergarten in New Hampshire.”

During city elections this past fall, seven communities approved KENO 603, which has continued to outpace projections — in just 10 weeks, KENO 603 has exceeded the $2 million sales mark. As of this week, the game is on sale at more than 50 establishments statewide.

During each KENO 603 game, players choose from one to 12 numbers, and every five minutes (11:05 AM to 11:00 PM) a computer randomly generates and displays 20 winning numbers from 1 to 80 on a television monitor. A player may place a wager from $1 to $25 per game. The more numbers players match, the more they win.

Beginning in 2019, the state will utilize revenue generated from KENO 603 to increase funding for full-day kindergarten from $1,800 per student to $2,900 per student. There is no connection between a municipality’s allowance of KENO 603 and its receipt of kindergarten funding. If the school district provides full-day kindergarten, it will receive funding, regardless of whether the municipality allows KENO 603. The New Hampshire Lottery anticipates KENO 603 could ultimately generate as much as $9 million in annual net profit.

$559 Million NH Powerball Winner to Claim Prize & Announce Major Donation in Support of NH Nonprofits

3/6/2018
 
WHO:
Charlie McIntyre, executive director, New Hampshire Lottery Commission
Debra Douglas, chairman, New Hampshire Lottery Commission
Representatives from Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. on behalf of Powerball winner
Representatives from New Hampshire nonprofits
 
WHAT:
Representatives for the $559.7 million New Hampshire Powerball winner will accept the prize and make an announcement regarding the winner’s charitable plans. The winning ticket was sold at Reed’s Ferry Market in Merrimack for the drawing on Saturday, January 6.
 
WHEN:
Wednesday, March 7, at 11:30 AM
 
WHERE:
New Hampshire Lottery Headquarters
14 Integra Drive, Concord, NH
 
*Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP to ejpowers@gykantler.com

NH Powerball Winner Claims $559 Million Prize & Announces $250,000 in Charitable Donations

3/7/2018
 
The winner of a $559.7 million New Hampshire Powerball jackpot has claimed her prize and is donating a combined $250,000 to Girls Inc. of New Hampshire and three chapters of End 68 Hours of Hunger. The winner claimed the $559.7 million prize—the sixth-largest Powerball jackpot in history—through the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust facilitated by the law firm of Shaheen & Gordon, P.A with William Shaheen serving as trustee. Shaheen made the donation announcement today during a press conference at New Hampshire Lottery Headquarters in Concord alongside the nonprofit organizations.

The winner had two options, taking a lump-sum cash payment of approximately $352 million or an annuity payment over 30 years. The winner opted for the one-time cash payment, which netted her $264 million, after federal taxes were withheld.
The winning Powerball ticket was sold at Reed’s Ferry Market in Merrimack for the January 6 drawing. This winner marks the 11th Powerball jackpot winner in New Hampshire history. Most recently in the summer of 2016, a New Hampshire player won a $487 million winning Powerball ticket purchased at the Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond.

“The New Hampshire Lottery is excited to award yet another Powerball jackpot to some very fortunate Granite State residents,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “While we don’t know the winner’s identity, we do know that her heart is in the right place. These substantial donations are an indication of her generosity and they will make a significant difference in the lives of many throughout our community.”

“On behalf of the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust, we are pleased to accept this Powerball prize,” said William Shaheen of Shaheen & Gordon. “We recognize the tremendous interest this prize has generated but hope you appreciate our client’s desire to maintain a sense of normalcy by keeping her name confidential. What little I can say, is that she and her family have had a longstanding commitment to their community and are thrilled to be able to enhance their impact through targeted philanthropy for generations to come.”

With representatives from each nonprofit on hand at the press conference, the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust presented the following donations:

  • $150,000 – Girls Inc. of New Hampshire
  • $33,000 – End 68 Hours of Hunger – Nashua
  • $33,000 – End 68 Hours of Hunger – Dover
  • $33,000 – End 68 Hours of Hunger – Derry

“Today’s announcement from our lucky winner marks a historic moment for the New Hampshire Lottery, as we award our largest prize in our 54-year history. As the first lottery in the country, that is certainly saying something,” said Debra Douglas, chairman of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. “This is truly a life-altering prize and it is incredibly gratifying to learn of the winner’s plans to make such an amazing impact on our nonprofit community here in New Hampshire. We are tremendously happy for our winner and we wish her and her family all the best.”

The Powerball drawing results from January 6 were: 12-29-30-33-61 PB-26 with a Power Play of 3.

Powerball tickets are on sale at more than 1,250 retailers in New Hampshire. Powerball tickets cost $2 per play. Drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 PM.

Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots Jump to Combined $738 Million

3/12/2018
 
On the heels of awarding a $559.7 million New Hampshire Powerball prize just last week, the New Hampshire Lottery is announcing Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have jumped to a combined $738 million for drawings over the next two days. The Mega Millions jackpot has increased to an estimated $318 million for tomorrow night’s drawing and the Powerball jackpot is estimated to be $420 million for Wednesday’s drawing.
 
“With our $559.7 million New Hampshire Powerball winner claiming her prize last week, and now with combined Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots reaching nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars, it is once again a thrilling time for our players and retailers. Sales and excitement are on the rise,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “With another big winter storm on the way tomorrow, get your tickets now so you have a chance to win a $738 million blizzard of money!”
 
With a $318 million Mega Millions jackpot anticipated for tomorrow night’s (March 13) drawing, the one-time cash payout is expected to reach $187.6 million. With the Powerball jackpot estimated to be $420 million for Wednesday’s (March 14) drawing, the one-time cash payout is expected to be $248.7 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are before taxes).
 
The Powerball drawing results from Saturday, March 10, were: 43-44-54-61-69 PB-22 with a Power Play of 3.
 
The Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, March 9, were: 7-17-18-46-66 MB-22 with a Megaplier of 4.
 
The current Powerball jackpot has been growing since January 6, when a lucky New Hampshire player won a $559.7 million jackpot—the sixth-largest Powerball jackpot on record. The winner, who is choosing to remain anonymous, formally claimed her prize last week and announced a combined $250,000 donation to Girls Inc. of New Hampshire and three chapters of End 68 Hours of Hunger.
 
The largest Powerball jackpot on record was a $1.586 billion jackpot in January 2016.
 
The current Mega Millions jackpot has been increasing since the drawing on January 5, when a Florida player claimed a $451 million prize. The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million—three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared that record prize in March 2012.
 
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM Tuesday.
 
Powerball tickets are on sale until 9:50 p.m. Wednesday. Powerball drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 PM ET.

Voters Approve KENO 603 in 36 New Hampshire Communities During Town Meeting Last Night

3/14/2018
 
CONCORD, N.H. – Town Meeting voters in 36 towns across New Hampshire voted last night in favor of bringing KENO 603 to their communities. Of the 36 towns, there are hundreds of eligible establishments who could offer KENO 603. Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation last year establishing KENO 603 as a revenue source for full-day kindergarten. The legislation was developed to give municipalities the option to allow KENO 603 by putting it on city election ballots or the warrant of annual town meetings. KENO 603 launched statewide in December and currently more than 50 establishments offer the game.

A total of 45 towns voted on KENO 603 last night and 31 more towns will vote during Town Meetings through the rest of this week. One town, Newbury, tied in its vote, and New Hampshire Lottery officials are awaiting word on the final decision on that vote. A total of nine towns voted against KENO 603.

“We are pleased to see the response from voters across New Hampshire who have expressed their support for KENO 603. It’s tremendous to see this many towns believing in their local businesses, many of which have already filed paperwork with the New Hampshire Lottery to offer KENO 603,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “Over the coming weeks we will be working diligently to bring KENO 603 to the dozens of establishments that have expressed interest and we will be reaching out to additional eligible venues.”

The following towns voted in favor of KENO 603 last night:

Towns    
Alton Hooksett Pittsfield
Auburn Hudson Plaistow
Belmont Jaffrey Raymond
Bethlehem Lancaster Rollinsford
Bow Lincoln Salem
Charlestown Littleton Sandown
Colebrook Milford Seabrook
Danville Milton Shelburne
Derry Newmarket W Stewartstown
Epping Newton Warren
Gorham Pelham Weare
Hampton Pittsburg Winchester
 
“We are certainly hearing the benefits of KENO 603 from the restaurants and taverns offering the game,” McIntyre added. “Establishment owners say the game drives traffic, gives patrons something fun to do and has already become an attraction driving new business.”

More than 30 establishments filed paperwork with the New Hampshire Lottery to become KENO 603 retailers in advance of Town Meetings. New Hampshire Lottery officials estimate establishments that have already filed paperwork will be up and running with KENO 603 within two to three weeks. The full implementation process, including completion of paperwork, processing and installation, takes approximately five to six weeks.

KENO 603 retailers are paid an 8-percent sales commission – the highest in the country – as well as additional bonuses. Along with KENO 603, licensed businesses would be able to sell all of the other available lottery games.

During each KENO 603 game, players choose from one to 12 numbers, and every five minutes (11:05 AM to 11:00 PM) a computer randomly generates and displays 20 winning numbers from 1 to 80 on a television monitor. A player may place a wager from $1 to $25 per game. The more numbers players match, the more they win.

Beginning in 2019, the state will utilize revenue generated from KENO 603 to increase funding for full-day kindergarten from $1,800 per student to $2,900 per student. The New Hampshire Lottery anticipates KENO 603 could ultimately generate as much as $9 million in annual net profit.

The cities of Berlin, Claremont, Franklin, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, and Somersworth approved KENO 603 during municipal elections last year. Outpacing projections, it took less than six weeks for KENO 603 to eclipse the $1 million sales threshold. As of today, total KENO 603 sales have reached nearly $2.6 million.

To learn more about KENO 603 and to apply to become a retailer visit http://www.nhlottery.com/keno.


About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 53 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.3 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.2 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total nearly $1.9 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®, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life® and KENO 603.
 

Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots Grow to Combined $800 Million for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Drawings

3/16/2018
 
CONCORD, N.H. – As New Hampshire residents celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday, they will have the opportunity to see if they have the “luck of the Irish” with combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots increasing to $800 million for drawings Friday and Saturday. The Mega Millions jackpot has increased to an estimated $345 million for Friday night’s drawing and the Powerball jackpot is estimated to be $455 million for Saturday night’s drawing.

“Winning $800 million in combined Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots seems like the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “Even with all the snow this week, the Powerball and Mega Millions excitement is really starting to heat up both for our retailers and our loyal players. If you want a chance to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day as New Hampshire’s newest multimillionaire, get your tickets now!”

With a $345 million Mega Millions jackpot anticipated for tomorrow night’s (March 16) drawing, the one-time cash payout is expected to reach $205.3 million. With the Powerball jackpot estimated to be $455 million for Saturday’s (March 17) drawing, the one-time cash payout is expected to be $269.4 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are before taxes).

A lucky New Hampshire player purchased a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket at J-Don’s Variety in Nashua for last night’s drawing.

The Powerball drawing results from Wednesday, March 14, were: 6-12-24-41-68 PB-9 with a Power Play of 3.

The Mega Millions drawing results from Tuesday, March 13, were: 6-30-58-60-61 MB-17 with a Megaplier of 5.

The current Powerball jackpot has been growing since January 6, when a lucky New Hampshire player won a $559.7 million jackpot—the sixth-largest Powerball jackpot on record. The winner, who is choosing to remain anonymous, formally claimed her prize last week and announced a combined $250,000 donation to Girls Inc. of New Hampshire and three chapters of End 68 Hours of Hunger.

The largest Powerball jackpot on record was a $1.586 billion jackpot in January 2016.

The current Mega Millions jackpot has been increasing since the drawing on January 5, when a Florida player claimed a $451 million prize. The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million—three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared that record prize in March 2012.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM Friday.

Powerball tickets are on sale until 9:50 p.m. Saturday. Powerball drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 PM ET.


About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 53 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.3 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.2 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total nearly $1.9 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®, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life® and KENO 603.

New Hampshire Lottery Will Not Appeal Powerball Ruling

3/19/2018
 
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Lottery will not ask Hillsboro Superior Court to reconsider findings or file an appeal in the Jane Doe v. New Hampshire Lottery Commission case, which allows for a $559.7 million New Hampshire Powerball winner to maintain her anonymity.

The New Hampshire Lottery issued the following statement:

"We respect the Court's decision and are satisfied to have a resolution. We are pleased that our winner has claimed her prize money and that she has already shared a substantial amount of her winnings with New Hampshire nonprofit organizations-and has indicated plans for future donations. It is gratifying and humbling to see her commitment to the Granite State. We wish her and her family all the best.

"We never want to be in an adversarial position with our players but we take our obligation to uphold the laws set forth by the New Hampshire Legislature seriously. Rather than appealing this ruling, we believe this matter should be taken up by the Legislature if it believes changes are in order.

"As the first state-run lottery in the country, the New Hampshire Lottery is proud to offer players fun, exciting and innovative games and we are proud of our track record of winning. Since we began offering Powerball, we have awarded 11 jackpot winners, including two record-setting jackpot winners in the last year and a half, and we look forward to having many, many more winners in the years to come, along with continuing our commitment to funding education in the Granite State."


New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 53 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.3 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.2 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total nearly $1.9 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®, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life® and KENO 603.

Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $377 Million for Tomorrow Night's Drawing

3/19/2018
 
The New Hampshire Lottery is expecting the New Hampshire Mega Millions jackpot to climb to $377 million for tomorrow night's drawing. The one-time cash payout is projected to increase to $225.7 million. The $377 million jackpot would be the ninth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

"While we are still waiting for the weather to warm up, Mega Millions is on fire with a $377 million jackpot," said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. "Players are racing to retailers to get in tomorrow night's drawing. Here's hoping a lucky New Hampshire player picks a big winner to become our newest multimillionaire and our first Mega Millions jackpot winner!"

The Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, March 16, were: 1-13-26-33-52 MB-11 with a Megaplier of 3.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million, which three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared in March 2012. This current $377 million Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since January 5, when a lucky Florida player claimed a $451 million prize.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM Tuesday.

Town Meeting Voters in 55 New Hampshire Communities Approve KENO 603

3/21/2018
 
KENO 603 continues to receive statewide support with voters in 55 communities voting in favor of KENO 603 during Town Meetings held this past week. A total of 71 communities have voted on KENO 603 during Town Meetings this month. This past weekend alone, 14 of 17 towns voted in favor of bringing KENO 603 to their communities.

As part of the legislation establishing KENO 603 as a funding source for full-day kindergarten, individual municipalities have the option to allow KENO 603 by putting it on city election ballots or the warrant of annual town meetings. The communities of Boscawen, Chester, Conway, Newport and Washington are scheduled to vote on KENO 603 over the next few months.

“The support for KENO 603 has been outstanding and it tells us voters can see the benefits this new game brings to local businesses. Within the 55 communities voting in favor of KENO 603 over the past week, there are hundreds of local restaurants and taverns eligible to offer this new game,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “We’ll be continuing our statewide efforts to facilitate the implementation process for interested businesses.”

The cities of Berlin, Claremont, Franklin, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, and Somersworth approved KENO 603 during municipal elections last year, allowing the New Hampshire Lottery to launch the new game in December. Currently more than 50 establishments offer KENO 603, and as of today, statewide sales have exceeded $2.8 million.

The following 55 towns voted in favor of KENO 603 during Town Meeting during the past week:

Albany

Henniker

Pelham

Alton

Newbury

Pembroke

Auburn

Hinsdale

Pittsburg

Barnstead

Hooksett

Pittsfield

Belmont

Hudson

Plaistow

Bethlehem

Jaffrey

Raymond

Bow

Lancaster

Rollinsford

Center Harbor

Lincoln

Salem

Charlestown

Littleton

Sandown

Colebrook

Madison

Seabrook

Danville

Milford

Shelburne

Derry

Milton

Tilton

Enfield

Newbury

Troy

Epping

Newmarket

W Stewartstown

Errol

Newton

Warren

Gorham

Northfield

Weare

Goshen

Northumberland/Groveton

Wilton

Hampton

Ossipee

Winchester

Haverhill/Woodsville


During each KENO 603 game, players choose from one to 12 numbers, and every five minutes (11:05 AM to 11:00 PM) a computer randomly generates and displays 20 winning numbers from 1 to 80 on a television monitor. A player may place a wager from $1 to $25 per game. The more numbers players match, the more they win.

Beginning in 2019, the state will utilize revenue generated from KENO 603 to increase funding for full-day kindergarten from $1,800 per student to $2,900 per student. The New Hampshire Lottery anticipates KENO 603 could ultimately generate as much as $9 million in annual net profit.

To learn more about KENO 603 and to apply to become a retailer, visit http://www.nhlottery.com/keno.

New Hampshire Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $421 Million for Friday’s Drawing

3/22/2018
 
With no winner in Tuesday night’s drawing, the New Hampshire Mega Millions jackpot is expected to increase to $421 million for Friday’s drawing—which would make it the fifth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record. The one-time cash payout is projected to increase to $250.7 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“With the fifth-largest New Hampshire Mega Millions jackpot on record, the Mega Millions buzz is on the rise!” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “Whenever jackpots hit the $400 million mark, the excitement and sales really start to pick up and retailers are already reporting brisk sales for Friday’s drawing. Get your tickets now so you can have a chance to be New Hampshire’s first Mega Millions jackpot winner.”

The Mega Millions drawing results from Tuesday, March 20, were: 14-38-51-64-70 MB-9 with a Megaplier of 3.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million, which three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared in March 2012. This current $421 million Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since January 5, when a lucky Florida player claimed a $451 million prize.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM Friday.

New Hampshire Mega Millions Jackpot Surges to $458 Million—Fourth-largest Mega Millions Jackpot on Record

3/27/2018
 
The New Hampshire Lottery is announcing the Mega Millions jackpot is expected to increase to $458 million for tomorrow night’s drawing, which would make it the fourth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record. This Mega Millions jackpot has been on the rise since January 5, when a lucky Florida player claimed a $451 million prize. The one-time cash payout for Tuesday’s drawing is projected to increase to $274.5 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“To have a $458 million Mega Millions jackpot—the fourth-largest in Mega Millions history—is absolutely thrilling for our players and our retailers, who are reporting significant sales increases. The anticipation is building for tomorrow’s drawing,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “I cannot think of a better time for a lucky player to become New Hampshire’s first Mega Millions jackpot winner!”

The Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, March 23, were: 4-8-23-53-59 MB-17 with a Megaplier of 3.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million, which three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared in March 2012.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM Tuesday.

More Than Half-a-billion Dollars Up for Grabs in Friday’s Mega Millions Jackpot

3/28/2018
 
The New Hampshire Mega Millions jackpot has soared past the half-a-billion dollars mark for Friday’s drawing. The anticipated $502 million Mega Millions jackpot would be the fourth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record and the 10th-largest jackpot overall.

Since January 5, when a lucky Florida player claimed a $451 million Mega Millions prize, there have been 23 consecutive Mega Millions drawings without a jackpot winner. The one-time cash payout for Friday’s drawing is projected to increase to $301.5 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“The Mega Millions jackpot is reaching tremendous heights as we are anticipating this Friday’s jackpot to exceed half-a-billion dollars!” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “This is an extraordinary prize and you can feel the excitement in the air. New Hampshire has never had a Mega Millions jackpot winner—the time is now!”

The Mega Millions drawing results from Tuesday, March 27, were: 7-25-43-56-59 MB-13 with a Megaplier of 3.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million, which three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared in March 2012. Winners in California and Georgia shared a $648 million Mega Millions prize in December 2013, and an Indiana player won a $536 million Mega Millions prize in July 2016.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM Friday.

Power Cruise™ Promotion Offers Powerball® Players Chance to Win Exclusive Cruise

4/13/2018
 
CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire Lottery players can enter their Powerball® tickets beginning tomorrow, April 14, through June 6, for a shot at winning 12 “Power Cruise” Caribbean cruise vacation packages sailing to Nassau and CocoCay, Bahamas.

Departing from Fort Lauderdale, FL., the five-night cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s adventure-packed ship, Majesty of the Seas®, will set sail on January 19, 2019. Twelve lucky New Hampshire Powerball players will be selected as winners.

“The New Hampshire Lottery is constantly finding new ways for our players to win big and I cannot think of a better way to reward our devoted Powerball players than with this fun and exciting Caribbean Power Cruise,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “The winning doesn’t stop with the cruise as Power Cruise guests will have the chance to win another $250,000 in cash prizes during the trip. Make sure to enter your tickets starting tomorrow!”

The New Hampshire Lottery is one of more than 20 lotteries taking part in the Power Cruise promotion. The New Hampshire Lottery will hold drawings for the cruise packages on May 10, May 24 and June 7.

Powerball players can enter the Power Cruise™ promotion by scanning their eligible tickets with the Powerball Power Cruise app using a smartphone or by entering their tickets using the serial number found on their tickets at the website www.nhlottery.com/powercruisehttp://cd3.campaigndispatch.com/link.php?M=1317829&N=5484&L=15819&F=H to collect entries for drawings.

Once Power Cruise sets sail, registered trip winners will have the chance to win $250,000 in cash prizes, including, seven $5,000 prizes and two $50,000 grand prizes.

Power Cruisers will also be treated to VIP concerts featuring Kenny Loggins and World Classic Rockers (featuring members of Journey, Boston, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf & Santana).

Majesty of the Seas® offers everything from a poolside movie screen and the cool serenity of Vitality Spa℠, to the winning thrills of an expanded Casino Royale℠. All while setting sail to your own exclusive visit to Royal Caribbean’s private island, CocoCay®, so you can enjoy endless thrills and adventures onboard and ashore.


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About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 54 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.3 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.2 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total nearly $1.9 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®, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life® and KENO 603.

J. Christopher Williams Begins Three-Year Term as New Hampshire Lottery Commissioner

4/24/2018
 
J. Christopher Williams, former president and CEO of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, is beginning a three-year term as a New Hampshire Lottery commissioner. Williams, who was confirmed on March 7 by the Executive Council, takes over for former commissioner David Gelinas whose term ended in June 2017.
 
“I know how big of an impact the New Hampshire Lottery has on the state’s education structure, having delivered $76.1 million in education revenue last year alone. To be asked to play a role supporting that effort is simply an honor,” Williams said. “The New Hampshire Lottery is well-positioned for growth and I feel extremely fortunate to be in a position to bring my business planning and organizational design experience to the table. I look forward to working with the other commissioners and the executive director to find ways to attract new players and to drive more revenue for education in New Hampshire.”
 
Debra Douglas is the chairman of the three-member New Hampshire Lottery Commission. Paul Holloway serves as the third commissioner.
 
“We are pleased to have Chris Williams join the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. He brings an exciting new perspective to the New Hampshire Lottery,” Debra Douglas said. “Chris’s impressive business experience, coupled with his efforts to cultivate and grow New Hampshire’s workforce—particularly his efforts to retain and foster young talent in New Hampshire—will no doubt help us as we look to engage the next generation of players.”
 
Williams, who served as president and CEO of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce from 2006-2015, is currently the director of people operations at OneVision Resources, which is based in Boston, where he oversees all aspects of talent, recruitment and development activities, as well as the company’s organizational design. He was also a partner with velocityHUB in Nashua from 2015-2017, and served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1994-2000.
 
Williams was a founding director and former co-chairman of Stay Work Play, and was a former board director for the New Hampshire Forum on the Future. He also served on former Governor John Lynch’s Task Force for Young Workforce Retention and Recruitment.
 
“The New Hampshire Lottery is known for creative, fun and exciting games and initiatives, and I hope my experience working with young professionals will help generate fresh concepts and ways to explore new audiences,” Williams added.
 
A 2013 graduate of the Leadership NH Program, Williams was named one of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty” in 2006. Williams received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Texas A&M University in 1997 and his Master of Arts degree in international relations from Boston University in 1999.

Second-chance Patriots Winners

4/25/2018
 

Drawing Winners!


The 4th of 5 non-winning $5 5X Patriots scratch ticket second chance drawings took place at Lottery HQ on Thursday, April 19th.  All winners have been notified by mail and here is that list:  

Two Lower Level Tickets with VIP Tailgate Passes:
Steve Vrona Dartmouth, MA
Walt Jamieson Hollis
 
Two Lower Level Tickets with Standard Tailgate Passes:
Paul Keriazes Bedford
Gordon Walker Jr. Belmont
Gregg Kerhulas North Reading, MA
Carmen Gonzales Litchfield
Mike Ballou Goffstown
 
Two Upper Level Tickets with Standard Tailgate Passes:
Paul Lanteigne Manchester
Mrs. Floyd Gates Plaistow
Thomas Dovholuk Thornton
Barbara Berry Rochester
Cheri Singer Keene
Christine Wickson Haverhill, MA
William Rudd Salem
Jacob Smith Hampton
Richard Pickering East Rochester
Mr. Edward Smith Hampton
Mss. Joan Golabiewski Hooksett
Gail Wood Swanzey
Timothy O'Brien N. Walpole
Marjorie Cummings Lebanon
Michel Pateraude Canaa, VT
John Podsadowski Allenstown
Brianne Ellison Nottingham
Gil Patry New Durham
Jessica McCalvey Weare
Peg Walker Belmont

First Round of Powerball® Power Cruise™ Winners!

5/15/2018
 

Congratulations to the winners of the Powerball Cruise II Draw #1 on May, 10th, 2018!

Joe Caputo        Salem, NH

Glenn Clark        Goffstown, NH

Donna Steele        Campton, NH

Claudette Weddleton        Manchester, NH

Second Round of Powerball® Power Cruise™ Winners!

5/25/2018
 

Congratulations to our latest Powerball Power Cruise Winners!

Our 2nd of three drawings was held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 and here are our latest lucky winners:
 

John Martino, Manchester, NH

Anne Pelletier, Hooksett, NH

Susan Dean-Jones, Pembroke, NH

Don McClellan, Rochester, NH
 

The last and final drawing will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Good luck!

Last Powerball Power Cruise Drawing Held!

6/11/2018
 
Congratulations to our final 4 winners!
 
Christine Wickson, Haverhill, MA
Deborah Sprague, Hooksett
Lynn Frechette, Allenstown
Monique Couillard, Dover

$30 Million Granite Giveaway Preliminary Second Chance Drawing to Select the 5 (five) Finalists

6/13/2018
 
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June 12th, 2018 at 1:00pm

 
1.  Michael Manzione, Jr., Concord
2.  Jonathan Felch, Manchester
3.  David Ouellette, Manchester
4.  Gordon Taylor, Milford
5.  Kiranjit Singh, Lebanon
 
Finalists will be notified by mail.  They will attend a Grand Prize Drawing at a date and location to be determined. Four (4) of the finalists will win $10,000 and one (1) lucky finalist will walk away with the grand prize of $2,000,000*!  Prizes are before taxes are withheld. 

*Annuitized prize of $66,666 over 30 years or cash option of $1,350,000.  Both before tax figures. 

NE Patriots Second Chance Drawing Winners

7/9/2018
 

The last of five second chance drawings for the $5 5X NE Patriots scratch ticket was held at New Hampshire Lottery Headquarters in Concord on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Below please find the list of lucky winners.




VIP Lower Level Game Package


Gregg Kerhulas North Reading MA
Diane Keriazes Bedford NH

Lower Level Game Package


Gail Murphy Andover NH
Dennis Heymans Manchester NH
John Martino Manchester NH
Lucille Dustin Allenstown NH
June Frechette Lowell MA

Upper Level Game Package


Charlotte Sweatt Danbury NH
Beverly Glynn Salem NH
Bret Beaudoin Concord NH
Timothy O'Brien North Walpole NH
Thomas Hanlon Manchester NH
Richard Petty Jr. Manchester NH
Francis Lill Ashland MA
Gregg Mortrud II Center Harbor NH
David Weiss Keene NH
Joe Hammond Hinsdale NH
Denise Murry Atkinson NH
Bernard Meehan Dover NH
Bill Irwin Belmont NH
Mike Cubelli Derry NH
Michael Kelley Alton NH
Jack Bouffard Keene NH
Richard Donnelly Milton NH
Diane Holifield Marlborough NH
Kenneth Murphy Manchester NH
Scott Blanco Loudon NH

Charles Starkey of Nottingham Wins $1 million Powerball Prize

7/16/2018
 

Starkey purchased his winning ticket at Circle K in Raymond

Nottingham resident Charles Starkey claimed a $1 million Powerball prize today at New Hampshire Lottery headquarters. Starkey purchased his winning Powerball ticket at the Circle K on Route 27 in Raymond for last night’s drawing. (Prize amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“Summer time is winning time! It is exciting to have a $1 million New Hampshire Powerball winner,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “We were pleased to meet our winner today. Congratulations to Mr. Starkey. There’s still time to get in on the Powerball action as the jackpot is on the rise for Saturday’s drawing.”

The Powerball drawing results from last night (July 11) were: 19-21-27-46-47 PB-7 with a Power Play of 4.

With no jackpot winner, the New Hampshire Powerball jackpot is expected to climb to $100 million for Saturday’s drawing. The one-time cash option is expected to reach $61 million. The current jackpot has been growing since June 20 when a $151 million winning Powerball ticket was sold in Oregon.

Just this past March, a lucky New Hampshire player claimed a $559.7 million Powerball prize, the sixth largest Powerball jackpot in history. The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, claimed the prize through the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust.

In addition to the $1 million Powerball winner, the Market Basket in Rochester sold a $30,000 winning Tri-State Megabucks ticket for last night’s drawing.

Powerball tickets cost $2 per play. Drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 PM.

Tri-State Megabucks drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:59 PM and tickets are on sale until 7:50 PM Saturday. Tickets cost $2 per play.

Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $375 Million for Tuesday’s Drawing

7/18/2018
 

One-time cash payout expected to reach $226.7 million

The New Hampshire Mega Millions jackpot is expected to reach $375 million for Tuesday’s drawing, which would make it the 10th largest Mega Millions jackpot on record. The one-time cash payout for tomorrow’s drawing projected to increase to $226.7 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“With a $375 million jackpot, Mega Millions is heating up this summer in New Hampshire,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. As the jackpot has continued to grow over the last couple weeks, the anticipation has risen accordingly with our players and retailers. We have never had a Mega Millions jackpot winner here in New Hampshire. Our time is now—players, get your tickets!”

The Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, July 13, were: 21-22-39-59-68 MB-2 with a Megaplier of 2.

The current Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since May 4, when a lucky Ohio player claimed a $142 million prize. The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million, which three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared in March 2012.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM Tuesday.

NH Lottery Expects Mega Millions Jackpot to Rise to $422 Million for Friday’s Drawing

7/20/2018
 

One-time cash payout projected to reach $254.8 million

With no winner in last night’s drawing, the New Hampshire Mega Millions jackpot is projected to jump to $422 million for Friday’s drawing. The $422 million jackpot would be the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record. The one-time cash payout for Friday’s drawing is expected to increase to $254.8 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)

“When jackpots reach the $400 million mark and beyond, the action really starts to pick up, and we have already heard from our retailers who are reporting great interest in this jackpot,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “At $422 million, this Mega Millions jackpot is an incredible prize, but you have to play if you want a chance to win. Here’s hoping Friday night’s drawing brings us New Hampshire’s first-ever Mega Millions jackpot winner!”

The Mega Millions drawing results from Tuesday, July 17, were: 40-41-61-66-67 MB-12 with a Megaplier of 5.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million, which three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared in March 2012. The current Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since May 4, when a lucky Ohio player claimed a $142 million prize.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM Friday.

Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $493 Million for Tomorrow’s Drawing

7/23/2018
 
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Mega Millions jackpot is projected to grow to $493 million for Tuesday’s drawing—which would make it the fifth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record. The one-time cash payout for Tuesday’s drawing is expected to increase to $296 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)
 
“The Mega Millions excitement and anticipation has been building for weeks and now with the jackpot increasing to $493 million, you can feel the enthusiasm in the air,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “Players still have plenty of time to get in on the Mega Millions action. We also want to remind players to check their tickets following the drawing. “Let’s make New Hampshire’s first Mega Millions jackpot winner, a $493 million winner!”
 
The Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, July 23, were: 1-14-30-44-62 MB-1 with a Megaplier of 2.
 
The current Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since May 4, when a lucky Ohio player claimed a $142 million prize.
 
The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million, which three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared in March 2012. Just this past March, a lucky player from New Jersey claimed a $533 million Mega Millions jackpot.
 
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM Tuesday.
 
About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 54 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.3 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.2 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total nearly $1.9 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®, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life® and KENO 603.

Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to More Than Half-a-billion Dollars for Tonight’s Drawing

7/24/2018
 
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Mega Millions jackpot is projected to jump to $522 million for tonight’s drawing. The $522 million jackpot would be the fifth-largest Mega Millions jackpot on record and the 11th largest lottery jackpot overall. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s drawing is expected to increase to $308.1 million. (Estimated jackpot amounts are determined before taxes are withheld.)
 
“With a chance to win more than half-a-billion dollars on the line, the excitement and enthusiasm is palpable,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “This is only the fifth time in history the Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded $500 million. This is an incredible moment for our players and retailers. I’d love New Hampshire’s first Mega Millions jackpot winner to be a $522 million winner!”
 
The Mega Millions drawing results from Friday, July 23, were: 1-14-30-44-62 MB-1 with a Megaplier of 2.
 
The current Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since May 4, when a lucky Ohio player claimed a $142 million prize.
 
The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million, which three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared in March 2012. Just this past March, a lucky player from New Jersey claimed a $533 million Mega Millions jackpot.
 
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM and tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM tonight.
 
About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 54 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.3 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.2 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total nearly $1.9 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®, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life® and KENO 603.

NH Lottery Sets All-time Sales Record in FY 2018 With Sales Reaching $331.8 Million; Tops All of New England in Sales Growth

8/2/2018
 
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Lottery set an all-time sales record during Fiscal Year 2018, with total sales exceeding $331.8 million, marking an increase of more than $33.9 million or 11.4 percent from Fiscal Year 2017, according to preliminary sales figures. The New Hampshire Lottery also generated a nearly 20-percent increase in net profits to a record $86.5 million, which supports education in New Hampshire. Since its inception in 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has delivered more than $1.9 billion in revenue to support education in New Hampshire.
 
“The New Hampshire Lottery is a critical resource for the state in delivering millions of dollars each year to support our education system,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “With its sales success, its growing variety of entertaining, innovative and exciting games and its commitment to the highest standards, the New Hampshire Lottery is clearly an industry leader dedicated to fulfilling its mission. In New Hampshire, when you play the lottery, we all win.”
 
In driving record overall sales this past fiscal year, the New Hampshire Lottery generated $238.3 million in scratch ticket sales, a nearly $15.4 million or 6.9-percent increase from last year. Bolstered by major jackpots over the past year, Mega Millions sales jumped by nearly 60-percent, from $10.7 million in Fiscal Year 2017 to nearly $17 million in Fiscal Year 2018. In addition, Powerball sales increased by nearly 13 percent from $32.4 million to $36.6 million this past Fiscal Year.
 
“We are pleased with sales over the past year and we are particularly pleased to be able to deliver more than $86.5 million in critical revenue to support public education in New Hampshire—at a time when funding for public education is needed now more than ever,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “Our success is driven by a variety of factors, including our expanding array of fun and exciting games at all price points, strategic marketing and advertising initiatives, a dedicated staff and a commitment to innovation and creativity that few lotteries in the nation can claim. We constantly strive to offer new and exhilarating opportunities for our players to experience the fun and excitement of playing the lottery.”
 
Further driving the sales increase, the New Hampshire Lottery’s newest game, KENO 603, which launched in December 2017, generated nearly $8.3 million in sales. With more than 130 establishments in 65 cities and towns offering KENO 603, sales are averaging $400,000 per week. As more communities adopt KENO 603, more eligible establishments will sign up to offer the game, supporting continued sales growth.
 
Thanks to its variety of unique and fun games, and a dedicated effort to reach players at all price points, scratch ticket sales in New Hampshire have risen steadily in recent years. Since Fiscal Year 2010, instant ticket sales have climbed by $77.7 million, a nearly 50-percent increase during that time period.
 
New Hampshire Lottery players can try their luck at about 60 scratch ticket games, with tickets selling from $1 to $25, and prizes ranging from $50 to $2 million. In recent years, the New Hampshire Lottery has emphasized new and exciting games in its scratch ticket options, with a dual focus of providing plenty of appealing options for core Lottery players, while at the same time taking steps to entice new players.
 
The top-10 performing scratch tickets, by number of tickets sold, from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 were:
 
  1. Money Puzzle Plus – 2,027,082 tickets sold
  2. $500,000 Fortune – 1,736,269 tickets sold
  3. Granite State Gold – 1,563,882 tickets sold
  4. 5X Patriots – 1,245,265 tickets sold
  5. 5X the Cash – 1,204,962 tickets sold
  6. Frogger – 1,196,295 tickets sold
  7. Black & Gold – 1,177,057 tickets sold
  8. Hot $ – 1,166,451 tickets sold
  9. Fast 5’s – 1,135,304 tickets sold
  10. Holiday Classic - 1,103,403 tickets sold
 
The top-10 performing scratch tickets, by sales dollars, from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 were:
 
  1. Granite State Gold - $39,097,050
  2. $500,000 Fortune - $17,362,690
  3. Mega Cash - $9,338,060
  4. 50X the Money - $7,136,020
  5. 5X Patriots - $6,226,325
  6. Win Big - $6,133,680
  7. Money Puzzle Plus - $6,081,246
  8. Cash Craze Double Doubler - $5,889,750
  9. Black & Gold - $5,885,285
  10. Double Diamond Spectacular - $5,882,600
 
About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 54 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.6 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.4 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total more than $1.9 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®, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life® and KENO 603.