The New Hampshire Lottery is the oldest lottery in America. This year they celebrated when they broke the sales record with $278.7 million.
The New Hampshire Lottery sold its first tickets in March 1964. The New Hampshire Lottery began benefitting education in New Hampshire from the first Sweepstakes tickets sold. In its 49 years of operations, the New Hampshire Lottery has given more than $1.5 billion to support education. In its almost 50 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $5 billion in total sales, with more than $2.8 billion paid in prizes to lottery winners.
The New Hampshire Lottery broke the sales this year by 8.56% over their previous record. This year’s sales totaled $278.7 million. The previous record was set in 2007 with $265 million in sales. This year’s increase came with a total net profit of $72.7 million, up 9.1% from the previous year’s sales.
This year, the New Hampshire Lottery saw a 40% increase in Powerball sales, due in large amounts to the record jackpots from Powerball this past year. Along with Powerball sales, the New Hampshire saw increase of 10% for instant ticket sales. The total sales increase comes to 10% more than last year’s $253.3 million.
The New Hampshire Lottery is proud to boast record sales for their 49th year of operations. The lottery looks forward to its 50th year, with more ways to win and more prizes from the United States’ oldest lottery.
To find out more about the lottery that started it all, visit the New Hampshire Lottery website.