New Hampshire Lottery Players Take Home $45,000 in Tri-State Jackpot Drawing


CONCORD, N.H. – Before thousands of concert goers, New Hampshire Lottery players won $45,000 during the live Tri-State Jackpot drawing July 3 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford. With 15 finalists, the New Hampshire Lottery hosted the $500,000 live drawing just before country music star Keith Urban took the stage.

New Hampshire winners included:

  • Frances Bergeron, Londonderry – $5,000
  • Jim Blanco, Goffstown – $5,000
  • Nathlie Gruvman, Manchester – $10,000
  • Richard Lambert, Hooksett – $10,000
  • Betty Love, Dover – $10,000
  • Melissa McGowan, Manchester – $5,000

“With live music in the background and thousands of people watching, there was so much excitement and energy for this live $500,000 Tri-State Jackpot drawing,” said Debra Douglas, chairman of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. “It was incredibly thrilling for our finalists to be up on stage. Today, we congratulate our New Hampshire winners who took home a total of $45,000!”

As the top prize winner of the Tri-State Jackpot drawing, Jeff Ladd of Medway, Maine won $250,000. While Ladd won $250,000, finalists won prizes ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. Connie Laroche of Biddeford, Maine won $100,000 and Thomas McHugh of Alburgh, Vermont won $50,000. Each finalist received VIP treatment, with special parking and dinner in the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion’s private loft.

Finalists were selected from preliminary drawings held earlier this year from non-winning $10 Tri-State Jackpot tickets. Winners were chosen in a three-round, knockout format, in which the field of finalists was narrowed from 15 to three for the final round. In choosing winners, cards numbered from one to 15 were selected from a drawing machine.

Photo Caption: The New Hampshire Lottery hosted a live $500,000 Tri-State Jackpot drawing on July 3 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford. New Hampshire players took home $45,000 during the drawing. Pictured here, the 15 finalists prepare for numbers to be drawn by Debra Douglas, chairman of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, and Michael Boardman, Director of Lottery Operations for the Maine 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®.