Robert Kraft and New Hampshire Lottery Launch 2017 New England Patriots Scratch Ticket Game


CONCORD, N.H. – With the defending champion New England Patriots preparing to kick off the 2017 season next week, Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft joined the New Hampshire Lottery and Governor Chris Sununu to launch the 2017 New England Patriots $5 Scratch Ticket today at the Statehouse. Featuring the chance to win up to $100,000, the 2017 New England Patriots $5 Scratch Ticket has become one of the best-selling scratch ticket games in New Hampshire Lottery history. This is the sixth consecutive year the New Hampshire Lottery has offered the Patriots scratch ticket.  
“We appreciate all the support our fans in New Hampshire give the New England Patriots,” said Kraft. “We are proud that the partnership with the New Hampshire Lottery has been so successful for the state each of the last five years and hope it will continue for years to come. I will always have an affinity for the Granite State, as I built my first plant in Dover, New Hampshire in the 1960s and have been doing business in the state ever since.”
The $5 Patriots Scratch Ticket went on sale statewide on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Along with four $100,000 grand prizes, the game features the opportunity to enter a series of second-chance drawings to win Patriots game day ticket packages. Other cash prizes range from $5 to $1,000. The New Hampshire Lottery first offered a New England Patriots-themed scratch ticket in 2012.
“Every kid should have the chance to be a champion, and there is nobody who knows how to be a champion better than the New England Patriots,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “I am excited to see the partnership between the New Hampshire Lottery and the New England Patriots continue and I am looking forward to seeing it succeed once again so that New Hampshire’s schools can thrive, ensuring every child has a chance to succeed.”
As part of the ticket announcement today, the New England Patriots hosted a mini-training camp for 100 football players from the Merrimack Cardinals Youth Football League. Patriots alumni led the training camp. In addition, 25 Merrimack youth cheerleaders had the chance to participate with two New England Patriots cheerleaders as well.
“The New Hampshire Lottery is all about winning and nobody knows more about winning than the defending champion New England Patriots—that’s why this partnership is a perfect match,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “Our loyal customers are devoted to the Patriots and they love playing the New England Patriots $5 Scratch Ticket, which offers four chances to win up to $100,000. With the football season about to kick off, the New Hampshire Lottery wants to wish the New England Patriots good luck this season.”
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®.