New Hampshire Lottery Commission Chairman Debra Douglas Confirmed for Third Term


CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire Lottery Commission Chairman Debra Douglas was recently renominated by Governor Maggie Hassan and confirmed by the New Hampshire Executive Council for her third three-year term on the Commission. Douglas was first appointed to the New Hampshire Lottery Commission in 2009 and was elected Chairman in 2010.
“It is such an honor to serve on the New Hampshire Lottery Commission and I am pleased to have this opportunity to serve three more years,” said Douglas, a Bow resident. “It is extremely gratifying to have played a role in the New Hampshire Lottery’s overall success and I am even more proud that, during my tenure, we have generated $484.4 million to support education in New Hampshire.
“The New Hampshire Lottery has always been at the forefront of lottery innovation, developing state-of-the-art games and forging strategic partnerships, such as the Tri-State Lotto Commission. I am proud to provide leadership and guidance in my role as Chairman for the nation’s first state-run lottery system. We will continue to emphasize creative, fun and exciting new games and initiatives to engage the New Hampshire Lottery’s loyal players and to expand our player base by exploring new audiences.”
In addition to the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, Douglas is also New Hampshire’s representative on the Tri-State Lotto Commission, which includes New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Douglas will assume the rotating role of Chairman of the Tri-State Lotto Commission once again this year, as she previously did in 2010 and 2013.
During Douglas’s tenure, the New Hampshire Lottery has seen record-breaking sales growth. New Hampshire Lottery sales increased from a total of $240 million in 2009 to nearly $283 million in 2015, which marks a nearly 18% increase. Scratch ticket sales in particular have increased significantly, with sales increasing by 22.3% or $38.1 million from 2009 to 2015.
Originally from Paris, Tennessee, Douglas has had an accomplished career. She held leadership positions at Ferrofluidics Corporation, Hutchens Investment Management, Chadbourne Securities, and Merrill Lynch. Douglas also served on the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Retirement System, as a Special Assistant to New Hampshire Governor Judd Gregg, and as a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business.
Active in community and charitable efforts, Douglas has served on the Board of Directors and as Capital Campaign Chairman for the Friends of the Bridges House. She has also been active with New Hampshire Highland Games, Chester College, the New Hampshire High Tech Council, the Odyssey House Foundation, the Miss New Hampshire Pageant and the American Heart Association.
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®.