Andover, Mass. Woman Wins the Grand Prize
An Andover, Mass. woman won $1 million during a live New Hampshire Lottery drawing held in front of thousands of fans before the start of the SYLVANIA 300 NASCAR race earlier today at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Jean Ransom’s name was pulled by Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery, from a drum of 16 finalists who all appeared on stage on Pit Road for the “NH Millionaire 3” instant scratch game drawing.
“We couldn’t be more excited that Jean won the grand prize!” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “It’s such a great feeling to hand over the ceremonial oversized check to someone who’s just become a millionaire. It’s truly the best part of my job.”
The drawing was the culmination of the weekend-long festivities, promotions, discounts, drawing and even a new Guinness World Record that the New Hampshire Lottery put on surrounding the SYLVANIA 300 NASCAR race. Thousands of people watched on from their seats as the names of the 16 finalists were announced along with their prizes.
The finalists walked off-stage with the following prizes:
Received $1,000 (10 winners):
o Thomas Moore, Alton, NH
o Paul Roberts, Berlin, NH
o Frances Swiderski, Hooksett, NH
o Raymond Britton, Keene, NH
o John Bama, Manchester, NH
o Raymond St. Onge, Weare, NH
o Howard Anderson, Nashua, NH
o Michael Penney, Somersworth, NH
o Crystal Moses, White River Junction, VT
o Paul Rheaume, Nashua, NH
Received $5,000 (four winners):
o Barry Harkaway, Merrimack, NH
o Stanley Burgess, Chatham, NH
o Joe Walch, Claremont, NH
o Sheryl Mercier, Pelham, NH
The runner-up, Shirley McGovern of Poinciana, FL, received $10,000
“I feel that I’ve been blessed,” said Jean Ransom of winning the $1 million grand prize. “I want to share that with others. I want to help my two granddaughters have a little extra and I know some really special friends that I want to help.”
Players who received a drawing entry symbol on their New Hampshire Millionaire 3 tickets were eligible to enter. Two of the $1 million prizes were offered instantly while this third $1 million prize was won via today’s drawing.