Lifelong Littleton Residents Richard Newton and Kathleen Boswell Claim $2.275 Million Tri-State Megabucks Jackpot

5/25/2022
 

CONCORD, N.H. – Lifelong Littleton residents Richard (Dick) Newton and Kathleen (Kathy) Boswell claimed a $2.275 million Tri-State Megabucks jackpot prize for the drawing on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Newton and Boswell, who are brother and sister, purchased the winning ticket at Simon’s Market in Littleton and elected to take the one-time cash payout of $1,691,150 million (before taxes) instead of taking graduated annuity payments over 30 years. Simon’s Market received $22,750 for selling the winning ticket.

“There is nothing we love more than meeting big New Hampshire winners and we could not be happier to award this $2.275 million Tri-State Megabucks prize to Dick and Kathy, two lifelong Granite Staters and loyal New Hampshire Lottery players,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “On behalf of the New Hampshire Lottery, I’d like to extend heartfelt congratulations to our winners, as we know this prize will have a wonderful impact on Dick and Kathy’s families. Moments like these are exactly why I always say I have the best job in the world.”

The winning numbers from the Tri-State Megabucks drawing on Saturday, May 14, were: 5-11-12-26-35 MB-2.

Newton, who has been playing the same set of numbers for Tri-State Megabucks for many years, purchased the winning ticket. The morning following the drawing, Boswell said Newton was heading to her home for coffee around 10 AM but showed up an hour early at 9 AM.

“He showed me the tickets and I just gave him a big hug, I was so happy for him,” Boswell said, adding she and Newton have always been close. “He was just so happy. Then he told me that he would be splitting the prize with me. It was just disbelief and it’s just surreal.”

Boswell’s kids, who now live in Georgia and North Carolina, called her shortly after midnight after seeing the news that a winning ticket was sold at Simon’s Market and knowing that she and Newton play Tri-State Megabucks regularly.

“It wasn’t until the next morning, when Dick let me know he had the winning ticket, that I called them to give them the good news,” Boswell said. “It was like they knew.”

Upon their father’s passing a year and a half ago, Newton and Boswell inherited his local businesses and have both been working hard to keep them going, with a great deal of help from family and friends. Boswell said they’ll invest some of the prize money in the businesses, and she also plans to travel to spend more time with her kids.

In addition to her father’s businesses, Boswell has worked full-time at a job she very much enjoys for more than two decades—and she plans to continue working. Newton retired this past fall following a long tenure at Liberty Utilities.

Prior to Newton and Boswell claiming this prize, the last New Hampshire Tri-State Megabucks jackpot winner was Richard Baker of Barrington, who purchased a $1.825 winning Megabucks ticket in December 2021.

The next Tri-State Megabucks drawing is set for tonight, Wednesday, May 26, with a $1.05 million jackpot. Tri-State Megabucks has been on sale since 1985, with tickets sold in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Other Tri-State games include Tri-State Gimme 5, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, and Fast Play games.



Lifelong Littleton residents Richard (Dick) Newton and Kathleen (Kathy) Boswell have claimed a $2.275 million Tri-State Megabucks jackpot prize for the drawing on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Newton and Boswell purchased the winning ticket at Simon’s Market in Littleton and opted to take the one-time cash payout of $1,691,150 million (before taxes). Pictured above (left to right) at the check presentation last week: Dick and Janice Newton, Kathy and Michael Boswell, and New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre.



Lifelong Littleton residents Richard (Dick) Newton and Kathleen (Kathy) Boswell have claimed a $2.275 million Tri-State Megabucks jackpot prize for the drawing on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Newton and Boswell purchased the winning ticket at Simon’s Market in Littleton and opted to take the one-time cash payout of $1,691,150 million (before taxes). Simon’s Market received $22,750 for selling the winning ticket at a retailer incentive check presentation on Wednesday, May 18. Pictured above (left to right) outside Simon’s Market: NH Lottery Sales Representative Gary Rivard, Zoe Simon and Store Owner Matthew Simon.
 

About New Hampshire Lottery

Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has contributed more than $2.3 billion and counting to education in New Hampshire. For the past 58 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $8 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $5.4 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales.

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission, located at 14 Integra Drive in Concord, currently manages all lottery operations in the state, including scratch games, New Hampshire Powerball®, New Hampshire Mega Millions®, Tri-State Megabucks℠, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life®, KENO 603℠, and iLottery. The New Hampshire Lottery also regulates charitable gaming, including Bingo, Lucky 7, and Games of Chance, along with simulcast racing, fantasy sports, and sports wagering.