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The New Hampshire Lottery

All About the New Hampshire Lottery

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The New Hampshire Lottery was created in 1964 when the state held a special ballot vote, which allowed all the cities and towns within New Hampshire to vote for or against the lottery. With 198 communities approving the lottery they were able to release their first game which was a Sweepstakes on March12, 1964. The first year of the New Hampshire lottery was a huge success with net revenue of $5.7 million.

In 1977 they started their own Daily Numbers games with the Pick3 and Pick 4 games released in 1985. Ten years later they joined both the states of Maine and Vermont to offer players the Tri State Pick games which at that time held draws in the evenings only. These games were an instant hit, and because of the popularity they increase the frequency of draws from once a day to twice a day with the first draw held during the mid day and the second in the evening.

Since then they have created over 70 various scratch tickets, currently have five online games to choose from including the Powerball and have generate over $930 million for the State General Fund over the last 40 years. These funds have been used towards public education.

Megabucks Game

The Megabucks game was created in 1985 and is available in New Hampshire along with Maine and Vermont. This was the first multi-state lottery game created in the United States and offers players a progressive jackpot game. Each jackpot is always guaranteed a minimum of a $500,000 prize pool and will continue to grow until someone has won the jackpot. The Megasbucks Game can be purchased at any lottery retailer at a cost of $1 per ticket.

To play, simply choose six numbers from 1 through 42 with the option to play up to five lines per ticket. Match all six numbers and win the jackpot. Don’t worry if you don’t win, since the lottery drawing also draws a bonus ball. During the live draw the first six numbers will be drawn from the 42. Once this is complete an additional number will be drawn from the remaining 36 numbers with a top prize of $10,000 using all five numbers and the bonus number.

Draws for the Megabucks Game are held every Wednesday and Saturday.

Tri-State Paycheck Game

The Tri-State Paycheck Game is a new addition to the New Hampshire Lottery family ad was released in early 2007. What makes this game unique is it offers you the chance to win up to $2,500 a month for the next ten years, hence the name paycheck.

To play this game you will need to choose five numbers from 1 through 39 with each ticket costing just $2. The draws will be held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. To win simply match all five numbers on your ticket with the numbers during that evenings drawing to win your extra paycheck from the New Hampshire Lottery.

Tri-State Pick 3

The Tri-State Pick 3 is New Hampshire’s multi-state lottery game. Tickets are available starting as low as $0.50 with a maximum wager of $5 per line. Draws are held twice a day, during midday hours along with evenings.

To play simply choose three numbers between 1 and 9 either by filling out a play slip or asking the retailer for a quick pick. You will than bet on how you want to play the game with five different options.

Straight – To win match the winning numbers in the exact order they were drawn

Box – You can match the three numbers in any order.

Straight/Box – You can win by matching your numbers in the exact order or any order.

The Pair Games allows you to win by matching only two numbers

Front Pair – Match the first two numbers exactly as was drawn

Back Pair – Match the last two numbers exactly as was drawn

Tri-State Pick 4

Tri State Pick 4 works exactly the same as the Tri-State Pick 3 except the prizes are significantly higher. Players will need to choose four numbers from 1 through 9 and determine how they want those bets placed. There are multiple ways to win and your prize will be determined based on your bets and your initial wager. Players can purchase a ticket for as little as $0.50 right up to $5 per ticket.

Straight - all your numbers must match the winning numbers drawn in exact order.

Box - your numbers can match the winning numbers drawn in any order.

Straight/Boxed - your numbers can match both ways with the winning numbers drawn.

Front Pair/Back Pair - your numbers must match the front two or back two numbers of the winning numbers drawn in the same oder.

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