NH Lottery Surpasses 1 Million Sports Bets


Concord, NH – In just six weeks, more than one million sports bets have been placed in New Hampshire as the New Hampshire Lottery’s newest offering continues to pick up traction in the Granite State. More than 36,923 registered users have wagered more than $28.6 million since December 30, 2019, when the New Hampshire Lottery and DraftKings launched sports betting. The one millionth bet was placed on Saturday, February 8.

“When it comes to sports betting, New Hampshire is carving out its status in granite as New England’s premier destination,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Players have already placed more than 1.15 million sports bets since the New Hampshire Lottery launched sports betting and with March Madness right around the corner, sports betting’s momentum shows no signs of dissipating. That’s great news for New Hampshire schools, as all sports betting profits directly benefit education in New Hampshire.”

“The New Hampshire Lottery is proud to have reached this milestone in such a short time frame but we firmly believe this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sports betting,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director, New Hampshire Lottery. “Sports betting represents a natural evolution for the New Hampshire Lottery and we have a responsibility to maximize revenue to benefit our schools. Next up is March Madness! Yet another tremendous opportunity to continue capitalizing on the pent-up demand for sports betting.”

With the Maine legislature recently failing to override Governor Janet Mills’s veto of sports betting legislation, New Hampshire remains the only destination in northern New England offering legal sports betting.

New Hampshire communities have the option to put the question to voters as to whether to permit the operation of sports book retail locations within their communities. The New Hampshire Lottery is currently engaging towns with spring town meetings to provide information on the sports betting implementation process.

New Hampshire residents can download the DraftKings Sportsbook app to place wagers through DraftKings, which is the exclusive digital operator in New Hampshire.

The DraftKings Sportsbook app looks the same in all states where sports betting is legal. New Hampshire state laws do not allow wagers to be placed on college teams from the state or college games taking place within state lines. Sports fans can place bets on the DraftKings Sportsbook app via iOS and Android or online at Sportsbook.DraftKings.com.

For more information and to download the app, visit: nhlottery.com/Sports/Mobile-Internet-Sports-Betting.