New Hampshire Becomes The Sixth State Offering Online Lottery

NH online lottery launch

New Hampshire quietly rolled out its first online lottery products this week, making the Granite State the sixth state to offer draw and/or instant win lottery tickets via the internet.

“We have long viewed ourselves as a player-centric lottery,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery. “Our focus in everything we do is how best to make our products entertaining and accessible to our customers by creating a strong and positive play experience. Launching iLottery is the critical next wave component in enhancing our players direct interaction with our games.”

To run its iLottery, New Hampshire selected NeoPollard Interactive, a turnkey online lottery solution active in several North American jurisdictions. NPI will provide the platform and manage several aspects of the NH online lottery for the state.

“We wanted to get it right and believe our choice of NeoPollard Interactive would best ensure a successful rollout and early adoption of the online lottery experience,” McIntyre said of the partnership with NPI. “NPI’s domestic and international experience in this space has demonstrated critical best practice technology and created an enhanced player experience in that online space.”

Current NH iLottery offerings

The NH online lottery begins its existence with a sparse selection of instant win and draw games. As was the case in other online lottery states, the list of games will grow over time.

The current lineup of instant win games are:

  • Wizard Of All
  • 10X The Cash
  • Blazing Red 7’s
  • Diamond Payout
  • Jackpot Cash
  • Multiplier Max Out
  • Pot O’ Gold
  • VIP Black

Customers can also purchase their Mega Millions and Powerball tickets online by selecting numbers, or with a quick pick option.

Registering an iLottery account in NH

To purchase lottery tickets through the NH Lottery you must be 18 years of age and located inside the borders of New Hampshire.

You’ll also need to register an account through the NH Lottery.

Like other regulated markets, customers must submit to a player verification process that includes name, address, DOB, as well as the last four digits of your Social Security number. That information is a mandatory part of the age and id verification process.

NH is part of online lottery’s second-wave

It’s been over a year since the New Hampshire legislature authorized online lottery sales (legislation was passed in July 2017).

Along with Pennsylvania and Kentucky, New Hampshire is part of the second wave of online lottery states, and an iLottery first-mover in the Northeast.

Thus far, online lottery has been focused in the South and Midwest. NH is the first northeastern state to offer a full suite of online lottery products (New York and Maine offer online lottery subscription services).

First movers:

  • Illinois – Online lottery went live in March 2012
  • Georgia – Online lottery went live in November 2012
  • Michigan – Online lottery went live in August 2014

Second wave:

  • Kentucky – Online lottery went live in April 2016
  • Pennsylvania — PA online lottery went live in June 2018
  • New Hampshire — Online lottery went live in September 2018

But not all online lotteries are equal.

The chart below lists the online lottery products currently available, including subscription services.

 DrawInstant WinKenoSubscription Service
PennsylvaniaX
MichiganXXX
IllinoisX
GeorgiaXX
KentuckyX
New HampshireXXX
New YorkX
North DakotaX
MaineX
VirginiaX
North CarolinaX
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