The New Hampshire Lottery and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway are excited to announce that they are now the Guinness World Record holders for the world’s largest instant scratch ticket! The 36 foot, 2 inch tall by 18 foot, 8 inch wide “$1 Million Cash Spectacular” scratch ticket was certified by an adjudicator from Guinness World Records earlier this evening.
“The Lottery is always trying to find unique and exciting ways to engage with our players, so this was yet another way to offer a unique experience for fans,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “We’re thrilled that we’re the only Lottery to be holders of a Guinness World Record for the largest scratch ticket!”
The attempt, which took place in front of thousands of fans during ‘FanFest’ at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, came after a few months of preparation. Together, the Lottery and the Speedway brought the $20 instant scratch ticket to life in hopes of breaking the record.
One lucky player, Norm Blanchette along with Commissioner Doug Scamman of the New Hampshire Lottery and Jerry Gappens, Executive VP/General Manager of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway had the honors of scratching the world’s largest ticket. Blanchette revealed that the world’s largest ticket was also a winning ticket, winning a ‘prize package’ for a unique NASCAR VIP experience at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for next year’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301 race.
Organized by the Lottery and the Speedway, tonight’s World Record attempt was one of a number of events surrounding the SYLVANIA 300 race weekend.
On Saturday night, the Lottery is giving fans an opportunity to enter any non-winning lottery tickets into a drawing for a chance to attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver’s Meeting held prior to the start of the Sylvania 300 on Sunday, September 25.
And pre-race on Sunday, September 25, the Lottery will award a $1 million prize at approximately 1:30 p.m. as part of the “NH Millionaire 3” instant scratch game. The $1 million prize will be won by one of 16 finalists in front of thousands of fans during a pre-race drawing. The game’s 16 finalists will appear on stage along with Clint Bowyer, winner of the 2010 and 2007 SYLVANIA 300, who will draw names from the official NH Lottery drum.
The finalists will walk off-stage with the following prizes:
• 10 winners will receive $1,000
• 4 winners will receive $5,000
• The runner-up will receive $10,000
• The grand-prize winner will receive $1 million