NH Players Wager Nearly $8.5 Million on the Boston Celtics During 2024 Playoff Run


Concord, NH – New Hampshire Lottery players have already placed more than 300,000 bets totaling nearly $8.5 million on the Boston Celtics during the team’s run through the 2024 NBA playoffs. The Celtics are currently up 2-0 on the Dallas Mavericks in the best-of-seven-game NBA Finals. As of Monday, June 10, about 90% of New Hampshire players were betting on the Celtics to be this year’s NBA Champions.

“It is always a great day to be a Boston Celtics fan, but our New Hampshire players are feeling especially lucky right now as our team now stands just two wins from what would be a record 18th championship. The betting activity has been building momentum as the Celtics get closer to hanging another banner from the rafters!” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “Along with hoping for a Celtics championship, we are equally excited about the revenue this NBA playoff run is driving for our public schools here in the Granite State. Go C’s!”

New Hampshire players are betting on game outcomes and point spreads, as well as betting on specific players, such as Jaylen Brown for most valuable player and Luka Doncic to score the most points and hit the most threes in the series. Players are also betting on individual player stats, such as points, rebounds and assists per game.

New Hampshire players have also been wagering on record-breaking performances throughout the playoffs, such as whether Michael Jordan’s record of 63 points in a single playoff game will be surpassed, Damian Lillard’s record of 12 three-pointers in a single playoff game will be broken, or if Steph Curry’s record of 34 three-pointers in a playoff series will be exceeded.

New Hampshire residents can download the DraftKings Sportsbook app to place wagers through DraftKings, the exclusive digital operator in New Hampshire. Sports fans can place bets on the DraftKings Sportsbook app via iOS and Android or online at Sportsbook.DraftKings.com. Together, DraftKings and the New Hampshire Lottery take responsible gaming seriously and the state-of-the-art DraftKings app offers consumers a number of responsible gaming tools, including limit setting, cooling-off periods, and self-exclusion.

For more information and to download the app, visit: https://nhlottery.com/Sports/Mobile-Internet-Sports-Betting. For more information on playing responsibly, visit: https://www.nhlottery.com/Play-Responsibly.