Eleven finalists to take part in $2,000 a Week For Life drawing!


New Hampshire Lottery to Host $2.6 Million Live Drawing Prior to Sunday’s NASCAR Race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Eleven finalists to take part in $2,000 a Week For Life drawing

CONCORD, N.H. – In a live drawing before tens of thousands of race fans, the New Hampshire Lottery will award a $2.6 million top prize to a lucky winner just prior to the start of the ISM Connect 300 NASCAR race Sunday, September 24, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Eleven finalists will take part in the live drawing. The grand prize winner will have the option of taking home $2,000 per week for 25 years—the equivalent of $2.6 million—or accepting a one-time cash payout of $1 million. (Prize amounts are calculated before taxes.)

“I know the adrenaline and anticipation will be off the charts as our 11 finalists look up at tens of thousands of fans at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “At the New Hampshire Lottery, we are all about fun and winning, and I cannot think of a better and more exhilarating way to make someone a millionaire.”

Finalists were each selected from a preliminary drawing held earlier this summer from non-winning $2,000 A Week For Life scratch tickets. In addition to the grand prize, the following prizes will be up for grabs Sunday: one prize of $50,000; one prize of $10,000; four prizes of $5,000; and four prizes of $2,500.
At about 1 PM, the New Hampshire Lottery will call finalists to the stage where they each will be handed an oversized raffle ticket at random. New Hampshire Lottery officials will then draw winners, beginning with the $2,500 prizes, working up to the $2,000 A Week For Life grand prize.

Finalists include:
  • John Prescott of Meredith, NH
  • Ray Pederzani of White River Junction, VT
  • David Ross of Milan, NH
  • Frances Bergeron of Londonderry, NH
  • Jim Blanco of Goffstown, NH
  • Ronald Gauthier of Nashua, NH
  • Lester Pearl of Belmont, NH  (his son, Christopher Pearl of New Boston is standing in for him)
  • John Neville of Goffstown, NH
  • Ray Leary of Danville, NH
  • Barbara Peterson of Melrose, MA
  • Michael & Karen Chadwick of Warner, NH
The $20 $2,000 A Week for Life scratch ticket, in November 2014 and offered a total of $14.7 million in prizes.

About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 53 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®.