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High gas prices may be cutting into lottery sales
The evidence is far from conclusive, but some people in the business think high gasoline prices have cut into lottery sales in New Hampshire.Rick Wisler, executive director of the state Lottery Commission, is among them, at least with respect to instant tickets. He reasons that with prices so high, many drivers are using credit or debit cards to pay for gasoline. That means they don't have cash in hand, which depresses impulse purchases such as instant lottery tickets. We believe, although there ...
Sep 21, 2005, 4:23 pm - Lottery News forum

New tri-state lottery game to go on sale Sunday
Declining sales have prompted lottery officials from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to replace the Tri-State Heads or Tails game.The last Heads or Tails drawing is Saturday.Tickets for a new game, Tri-State Triple Play, are to go on sale Sunday, and the first drawing is Tuesday. Subsequent drawings will happen twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.Triple Play tickets will sell for $2.In the new game, players may choose 5 numbers from a field of 1 through 45, or they can have the lottery termina ...
Jun 24, 2005, 11:33 am - Lottery News forum

New Hamshire budget closely linked to lottery luck
If someone won Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot, New Hampshire's tight state budget would be the big loser, according to the chairman of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission.A winner of the $129 million jackpot would cool off betting in the final six weeks of the state's budget year, which could prevent the state from meeting its $71 million profit target, said Chairman Richard Campbell. We aren't going to make it unless Powerball gets on a roll, Campbell told Gov. John Lynch and the Executi ...
May 20, 2005, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum

N.H. Lottery To Sell $20 Scratch Tickets
New Hampshire scratch lottery ticket buyers soon will have a new choice and price range of games to play.The House on Wednesday approved a new $20 lottery ticket. The higher-priced scratch tickets will offer larger prizes and are expected to add about $5 million to state revenues during the next two years. They've already been approved by the Senate and have the support of the governor.Rick Wisler, executive director of the Sweepstakes Commission, said the $20 scratch tickets likely will be offe ...
May 12, 2005, 12:42 pm - Lottery News forum

NH Senate approves $20 scratch ticket cost
The New Hamprshire Senate joined Governor John Lynch on Thursday in endorsing a doubling of the top-priced scratch ticket cost.The bill (SB 20) would raise the lottery ticket cost from $10 to $20.The Senate passed it, 18-5, after no debate on the subject.Senate Majority Leader Robert Clegg, R-Hudson, said the Lottery Commission has committed to public service announcements that warn about compulsive gambling.Nashua Democratic Sen. Joseph Foster voted against the bill, the only one among the eigh ...
Feb 25, 2005, 12:15 pm - Lottery News forum

N.H. lottery chief says $20 ticket price will not be high enough
A doubling of the top-priced scratch ticket sold by the New Hampshire lottery would trigger increased sales for only the next two to three years, the states lottery chief warned Wednesday.Sweepstakes Commission Executive Director Rick Wisler advised lawmakers they could avoid a return trip by amending a bill and permitting the eventual top-priced ticket to go from $10 to $25.The lottery would go to the higher-priced ticket over a period of many years, he stressed.We manage our (top-rate) price p ...
Jan 27, 2005, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum

N.H. Lottery Proposes $25 Scratch Tickets
New Hampshire's lottery chief warned House and Senate tax experts Thursday that revenue will remain flat unless lawmakers agree to raise the price of instant scratch tickets.Sweepstakes Commission Executive Director Rick Wisler is asking the Legislature for permission to double the most expensive ticket - from $10 to $20.The change would generate $3.8 million more in the year ending June 30, 2006, according to Wisler.If the commission were to get permission to raise the price still higher to $25 ...
Jan 14, 2005, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum

Megabucks winner couldn’t believe her luck
The winner of a $2.9 million Tri-State Megabucks jackpot said when she found out the numbers on her ticket matched those for the July 7 drawing she couldnt believe she had really won.I didnt believe it. I put the ticket back on the counter and thought this cant be real, said Janet Suitter, 42, who later called the Park n Go store here to confirm that the numbers were indeed the winning combination.Yesterday, driving her new Nissan 350Z sports car, one of two vehicles she bought to celebrate winn ...
Jul 16, 2004, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum

Drawing error leads lottery officials to pay on two numbers
It is the state lotterys equivalent of a poker dealer forgetting a few cards from the deck.A missing nine ball led to lottery officials honoring two winning numbers for yesterday afternoons Tri-State Pick 3 game. The first numbers drawn were 7-2-2. When the mistake was caught, officials drew again: 1-9-9.Unfortunately, we cant prepare for every circumstance or happenstance, said Maura McCann, a spokesman for the lottery who has been doing the evening drawing for 15 years. It is very infrequent, ...
Jul 7, 2004, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum

Anonymous Winner Claims $85.5 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot
The winner of the Feb. 4 $85.5 million Powerball jackpot has claimed the prize under the anonymity of a trust, the New Hampshire Lottery said Tuesday.The Bow Trust of Portland, Maine, chose the cash option of $46.5 million before taxes. Trustee Thomas J. Van Meer, partner in the Portland law firm of Van Meer and Belanger claimed the money. While we do enjoy the ability to meet our winners and help them announce their good fortune, we can respect the winners' desire to remain anonymous, the lott ...
Feb 25, 2004, 4:38 am - Lottery News forum