CONCORD, NH – Officials from the New Hampshire Lottery have announced that Sherel S. Snow of Nashua is the winner of the $3.7 million Tri-State Megabucks jackpot from August 16th. While claiming her ticket at lottery headquarters last week, Snow elected to take the jackpot in a lump sum cash payment of $2,370,585.50.
Lottery officials revealed Snow was the jackpot winner Wednesday during a check presentation at Market Basket on DW Highway in Nashua. As the store that sold the winning ticket, Market Basket received a $30,000 retailer incentive. Snow was not present for the announcement and check presentation to Market Basket.
“We’re thrilled for Mrs. Snow and her family,” said Executive Director Rick Wisler. “This is the 156th jackpot winning ticket sold in New Hampshire for the Megabucks game since it began in 1985.”
The numbers that Snow selected to win the top prize with on August 16th were 3-4-9-12-24-34. The estimated annuity value of the jackpot was $3.7 million dollars or $150,000 per year for 25 years. Since she selected to take the one time cash payment, after federal taxes she will receive a net amount of $1,777,939.12.
The last Tri-State Megabucks jackpot winner from the Granite State was in September of 2007. The P & D Trust of Laconia elected to take a lump sum cash payment of $485,224 before taxes. The August 16th jackpot had been building since it was last won on May 17th, 2008 in the state of Maine. That winning ticket was sold at McFadden’s Variety in Lubec. To date there have been 197 jackpot winners from Maine, 155 jackpot winners from New Hampshire and 79 jackpot winners from Vermont.
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 43 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded $3.9 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with $2.5 billion being paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education to date total more than $1.2 billion.
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission, located at 14 Integra Drive in Concord, currently manages all lottery operations in the state, including Instant games, New Hampshire POWERBALL®, Tri-State Megabucks?, Tri-State Paycheck, Hot Lotto Sizzler?, and Tri-State Pick3/Pick4 Daily Numbers® games.