CONCORD, N.H. – The winner of a $559.7 million New Hampshire Powerball jackpot has claimed her prize and is donating a combined $250,000 to Girls Inc. of New Hampshire and three chapters of End 68 Hours of Hunger. The winner claimed the $559.7 million prize through the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust facilitated by the law firm of Shaheen & Gordon, P.A with William Shaheen serving as trustee. Shaheen made the donation announcement today during a press conference at New Hampshire Lottery Headquarters in Concord alongside the nonprofit organizations.
The winner had two options, taking a lump-sum cash payment of approximately $352 million or an annuity payment over 30 years. The winner opted for the one-time cash payment, which netted her $264 million, after federal taxes were withheld.
The winning Powerball ticket was sold at Reed’s Ferry Market in Merrimack for the January 6 drawing. This winner marks the 11th Powerball jackpot winner in New Hampshire history. Most recently in the summer of 2016, a New Hampshire player won a $487 million winning Powerball ticket purchased at the Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond.
“The New Hampshire Lottery is excited to award yet another Powerball jackpot to some very fortunate Granite State residents,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “While we don’t know the winner’s identity, we do know that her heart is in the right place. These substantial donations are an indication of her generosity and they will make a significant difference in the lives of many throughout our community.”
“On behalf of the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust, we are pleased to accept this Powerball prize,” said William Shaheen of Shaheen & Gordon. “We recognize the tremendous interest this prize has generated but hope you appreciate our client’s desire to maintain a sense of normalcy by keeping her name confidential. What little I can say, is that she and her family have had a longstanding commitment to their community and are thrilled to be able to enhance their impact through targeted philanthropy for generations to come.”
With representatives from each nonprofit on hand at the press conference, the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust presented the following donations:
- $150,000 – Girls Inc. of New Hampshire
- $33,000 – End 68 Hours of Hunger – Nashua
- $33,000 – End 68 Hours of Hunger – Dover
- $33,000 – End 68 Hours of Hunger – Derry
“Today’s announcement from our lucky winner marks a historic moment for the New Hampshire Lottery, as we award our largest prize in our 54-year history. As the first lottery in the country, that is certainly saying something,” said Debra Douglas, chairman of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. “This is truly a life-altering prize and it is incredibly gratifying to learn of the winner’s plans to make such an amazing impact on our nonprofit community here in New Hampshire. We are tremendously happy for our winner and we wish her and her family all the best.”
The Powerball drawing results from January 6 were: 12-29-30-33-61 PB-26 with a Power Play of 3.
Photo Caption: Pictured with the winner’s check, from left to right, William Shaheen of Shaheen & Gordon; Charlie McIntyre, executive director of New Hampshire Lottery; Debra Douglas, chairman of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission; and Steven Gordon of Shaheen & Gordon.CONCORD, N.H. – The winner of a $559.7 million New Hampshire Powerball jackpot has claimed her prize and is donating a combined $250,000 to Girls Inc. of New Hampshire and three chapters of End 68 Hours of Hunger. The winner claimed the $559.7 million prize through the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust facilitated by the law firm of Shaheen & Gordon, P.A with William Shaheen serving as trustee.
I’ve been entering my losing tickets in Replay for several years, but never won a thing. Not even one of the monthly prizes, which are often fairly lame. The question I have is this:
Have any of you ever won anything in NH Lottery Replay, and if so, how many points did you enter to win?
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Wanted to create an account so I could answer the questions about the nhreplay.
I started using the nhreply when it went live and used it up until this month when I decided to give up on it. Once in a while I’d look for a nhreply forum for general discussions, but one was never created for some reason. Since it was my last month of using nhreply, I decided to see if one had been created, but as expected there was little internet talk about nhreply, except for the extreme cases of winning(will get to this part later.)
From when nhreplay started until around mid 2012 I constantly added losing ticket to my account amassing about reply 140,000 points. I stopped adding the tickets sometime after they required you to add the full length of digits on the tickets, it was much easier/quicker to add the tickets before they made that change. I found it too time consuming with little to no return on the time spent adding them.(I spent $25 week playing Megabucks and Powerball both times per week with occasional scratch tickets) I added the tickets when they had the bonus points specials for each lottery. I also collected non-winning tickets from relatives to add more points.
During the time I amassed that 140,000 points, I won “instant” prizes about 25 times. Those prizes were the standard cup of mcdonalds coffee or a free sandwich/small pizza at a restaurant that was too far away from the city, so I opted for the replay points each time an instant prize appeared. I did not play the ultimate prize drawings until this past month.
For the years I did add losing tickets I played the monthly prizes every single month from when nhreplay started up until this April. At first I was using about 500 replay points a month on the usual popular prizes like the gas card and restaurant gift certificates, say 100 points on each one. While I did not expect to win anytime soon, I kept telling myself at some point I’d win one of the monthly prizes, but that never happened.
At the end of 2013 I had a little over 100,000 replay points left in the account and was regularly telling myself one of these days I just go all in(spend all the points in one month) and see if I could win 1 or more of the prizes. Fast forward to early 2014 and I decided in Feb to use a large chunk of the points and not go all in to see if I could win one of the prizes. So for the month of Feb-March prizes I spent around 38,000 points on about 10 of the monthly prizes, about 3-4k each prize.
The early March prize drawing passed and no luck on winning a prize.
So I had about 63,000 replay points left and decided to use all of them up and be done with nhreplay after all these years of playing. I put a few thousand points in the ultimate prize and the rest, about 60,000 was put into the March-April monthly prizes. I added 5,000-10,000 points to each of the popular prizes(around 8 of them), I said to myself I know the odds don’t improve, but with this many chances how could I not win one of them since I found it hard to believe that many people spend that many points in one month.
Well Aprils drawing came and went and not one winner, bummer.
Now that is down, I wanted to take a moment as go back to the “instant” prizes that are supposedly random, just like the replay month prizes are supposed to be randomly chosen by software on a computer.(Side note-Random is only as good as the software that’s written to do it which we will get into below)
Doing a search on google for NH replay you’ll come across some articles about a man who has won more than 1,500 random “instant” prizes in just 3 years of playing/entering tickets for NH replay(2006-2009). Once you read this articles you’ll start to question the randomness of NHreplays software they use. To summarize this one player has won 4 times the number of “instant” prizes than the net closest player o have entered tickets. This player won on average about 50 random instant prizes per month entering tickets. I never counted how many tickets I added to the replay account, but it takes a lot of tickets to accumulate 140 thousand points and I won about 25 random “instant” entering all those tickets. This one man may have entered tickets nonstop during those 3 years, is one very lucky man or the randomness of NHreplays software is not so random. Even if this one player enter 100 losing tickets a week for 3 years, he was still winning an instant prize every 8 tickets entered on average. This is one of this things that makes you go Hmmm when it comes to the “randomness” of nh replays software.NH Lottery Replay General Discussion ]]>