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New Hampshire Lottery
Address: P.O. BOX 1208 CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03302-1208
Internet: www.nhlottery.org
Phone: (603) 271-3391
Fax: 603) 271-1160
Population: 1,324,575
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.
Lottery Director: Charles McIntyre
Year Lottery Founded: March 1964
Sales FY 2000:
Sales FY 2001:
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Sales FY 2012:
$190.8 million
$198.6 million
$213.05 million
$221.2 million
$237.12 million
$227.9 million
$262.77 million
$263.56 million
$261.29 million
$240.08 million
$234.09 million
$229.15
$254.92
Sales Per Capita: $212
Number of Employees: 54
Retailers: 1,205
Online Vendor Contract:: Intralot
July 1, 2010 June 30, 2016
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
July 1, 2012 June 30, 2015
ITVMs Interlott
Advertising: Griffin, York & Krause
July 1, 2012 June 30, 2017
Games Offered: Pick 3, Pick 4, Weekly Grand, Powerball, Mega Millions, Tri State Mega Bucks, Hot Lotto, Instant Games, Tri State Paycheck.
Proceeds: Education K-12


Lottery Fiancials

It took six tries over 10 years, but New Hampshire Representative Larry Pickett finally gained enough support for his Sweepstakes bill in 1963 for the measure to pass, and it was signed into law on April 30, 1963. The historic event created the first modern lottery in the United States. Pickett was convinced that the Sweepstakes was a viable and voluntary method of raising revenue for education, and given what we know now, he was right.
With a strong desire to instill public confidence in the new venture, the fledgling Sweepstakes Commission hired FBI agent Edward J. Powers as the first director. The very first lottery ticket was sold to Governor John King at Rockingham Park racetrack on March 12, 1964. The $3 ticket was tied to horse racing results, as all the lottery’s games would be until the early 1970s, because it was modeled after the long-running Irish Sweepstakes.
The Lottery’s second product was introduced in 1971, a 50 cent passive game, and three years later a $1 game was added. The first instant game, Lucky X, went on sale on January 29, 1975. It wasn’t until 1977 that the Lottery added a numbers game, with the debut of the Daily Numbers 3-digit game in March of that year.
New Hampshire was part of the very first multistate lottery group in the United States, forming the Tri-State Lotto Compact with Maine and Vermont in April 1985. The group’s first draw game was Tri-State Megabucks, a 6/30 lotto game which launched in September 1985.
Today, the New Hampshire Lottery offers the draw games Powerball, Mega Millions, Tri-State Megabucks Plus, Hot Lotto Sizzler, Pick 3, Pick 4 and the New England regional game Lucky for Life.
Despite the naysayers back in 1963, the New Hampshire Lottery has accomplished the educational funding goals of Rep. Pickett. Every day, the Lottery satisfies its mission of providing maximize revenues for aid to public education by providing secure and entertaining gaming products to its players.


News 2016
October 28, 2016 New Hampshire Lottery Teams Up with New Hampshire Home Builders Association to Kick-Off Tiny House New Hampshire
September 12, 2016 New Hampshire Powerball Winner Claims Prize; Announces $100,000 Donation to Charity
July 31, 2016 New Hampshire Powerball Ticket Matches Winning Numbers for $487 Million Jackpot
July 17, 2016 New Hampshire Fears for Lottery Revenue if Massachusetts Adopts Online Sales
July 15, 2016 New Hampshire Gets Smartphone App for Powerball Ticket Sales
March 22, 2016 Lawmakers Weight Increase in NH Storeowners’ Lottery Bonus


News 2014
July 9, 2014 NH Lottery’s 50 years Celebration Continues by Honouring Former Keene Representative Larry Pickett and Series of State wide Events
June 24, 2014 INTRALOT Signs Amendment To Its Contract With The New Hampshire Lottery Commission
April 11, 2014 New Hampshire Lottery Announce LUCKY Tax Day Promotion and Customer Appreciation Events
March 12, 2014 New Hampshire Lottery Celebrates 50 Years


News 2013
March 12, 2014 New Hampshire Lottery Turns 50


News 2013
November 14, 2013 House Committee Endorses Keno as New Lottery Game
August 29, 2013 Commission Debates if the Lottery Would be the Best Agency to Regulate Casino
July 18, 2013 New Hampshire Lottery Breaks Sales Record
April 7, 2013 New Hampshire Lottery Heading for a Record Year
March 14, 2013 New Hampshire Senate Passes Expanded Gambling Bill
March 11, 2013 Gambling Referendum Put to Voters in Salem
March 5, 2013 Bill Aims to Tighten Charitable Gaming Legislation
March 5, 2013 New Hampshire Panel Recommends Gambling Bill
January 30, 2013 House Panel Weighs Giving A Boost to Charitable Gaming
January 10, 2013 New Hampshire Lottery Surpasses $5B in Ticket Sales

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