Loudon Resident Teresa Tetrault Wins $1.3 million Top Prize in Live Drawing at New Hampshire Fisher Cats Baseball Game


CONCORD, N.H. – With thousands of fans watching from the stands, Loudon resident Teresa Tetrault won $1.3 million in a New Hampshire Lottery live drawing last night during the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Eleven finalists were invited onto the infield during the bottom of the sixth inning to take part in the live $1,000 a Week For Life drawing.

As the top prize winner, Tetrault has the option of taking home $1,000 per week for 25 years—the equivalent of $1.3 million—or accepting a one-time cash payout of $500,000. (Prize amounts are calculated before taxes.)

“You could see the enthusiasm on the faces of the 11 finalists in the moments before the $1.3 million top prize was revealed,” said Maura McCann, director of marketing for the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. “I cannot think of a more fun and exciting way to award $1.3 million to a New Hampshire Lottery player. On behalf of the New Hampshire Lottery, I would like to say congratulations to our big winner!”

Finalists were selected from a preliminary drawing held earlier this summer from non-winning $1,000 a Week For Life scratch tickets. During the sixth inning finalists were invited onto the field and chose one of 11 available prize envelopes. Finalists were then instructed to open their envelopes at once to reveal their prizes.

“I thought I was dreaming when I opened the envelope and looked down and saw I was the big winner!” Tetrault said following the drawing. “When I was on the field, I had a feeling that I was going to open the winning envelope. I still can’t believe I won! It shows that miracles can happen!”

In addition to the grand prize of $1.3 million, each finalist walked away a winner, with additional prizes ranging from $1,500 to $25,000. John Pollard of Pembroke won the second largest prize of $25,000. Finalists watched the game from a private luxury suite with food and beverages.

In addition to Tetrault and Pollard, finalists and their prizes included:

  • Jeffrey Morin, Manchester - $5,000 winner
  • Thomas Mix, Union - $2,000 winner
  • Lynn Blais, Berlin - $1,500 winner
  • Ray Pederzani, White River Junction, VT - $1,500 winner
  • Michael Rockwell, Manchester - $2,000 winner
  • Roger Goulet, Gorham - $1,500 winner
  • Marjorie Smith, Hampton - $2,000 winner
  • Maureen Hutchins, Derry - $1,500 winner
  • Gerard Martineau, Manchester - $2,000 winner
During the game, the New Hampshire Lottery assigned a section of Northeast Delta Dental Stadium to each finalist. Upon revealing Tetrault as the Grand Prize winner, all fans in her section received a scratch ticket from the New Hampshire Lottery.

About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 51 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded almost $6.0 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $3.8 billion being paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total more than $1.7 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®, New Hampshire Hot Lotto® Sizzler, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games and Lucky For Life®.