(Manchester) A Brentwood woman has won $1 million in a live NH Lottery drawing in front of a capacity crowd in Manchester. Stephanie Foy’s name was pulled from a drum of approximately 135,000 entrants in the second chance drawing for the “NH Millionaire’s Club.”
“We’re very thrilled for Stephanie,” said NH Lottery executive director Rick Wisler. “Everyone was on the edge of their seat when the winning ticket got pulled. It really brings it home that winning the lottery can change a person’s life. What a great feeling.”
The drawing was the highpoint of a public event put on by the Lottery to celebrate the second chance drawing. About one thousand people turned out to Manchester Harley-Davidson to listen to live music, watch motorcycle stunt demonstrations, and see if their entry would be pulled from the giant drum. Stephanie was not in the crowd when her ticket was pulled by Morning Buzz host Greg Kretschmar.
The Lottery also unveiled its new $5 “Dream On” scratch ticket, featuring NH’s own Aerosmith. In addition to cash prizes up to $50,000, players could win Aerosmith CD’s or one of two Dirico motorcycles autographed by Steven Tyler.
Entrants for the million dollar prize are made up of those players who qualified via an entry symbol on their ticket for the second chance drawing on the $10 “NH Millionaire’s Club” instant ticket. The winner was drawn from the Lottery’s original drawing drum from 1964. There had been a high amount of attention in this second chance drawing because it was delayed nearly two years due an unclaimed $1 million instant prize. After significant press coverage and public interest, the “missing millionaire” came forward in June. That officially closed the “NH Millionaire’s Club” game and enabled the Lottery to plan this second chance drawing.
“Now that we’ve officially wrapped up ‘NH Millionaire’s Club,’ we’ve launched our next million dollar scratch ticket: “New Hampshire Millionaire 3”. Two players will instantly win $1 million; another $1 million will be given away at a future second chance drawing along with prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $1,000,” said Wisler.
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 45 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded $4.1 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with $2.7 billion being paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education to date total more than $1.3 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 Plus®, Tri-State Weekly Grand®, Hot Lotto Sizzler®, and Tri-State Pick3/Pick4 Daily Numbers® games.