New Hampshire Mega Millions Winner Claims $168 Million Prize
Jackpot winner claims prize through attorney after purchasing winning ticket at the Brookside Market & Deli in Exeter for the July 23 drawing.
RELEASE DATE: 9/24/2019
CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire’s first Mega Millions jackpot winner has claimed a $168 million prize from the drawing on Tuesday, July 23. The winner claimed the prize through the Just as B4 Nominee Trust of 2019, Portsmouth, NH, which is facilitated by attorney William S. Shaheen, who will serve as trustee.
“The New Hampshire Lottery is extremely pleased to make another New Hampshire Lottery player a multimillionaire,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director, New Hampshire Lottery. “We always like to meet our winners in person but we certainly respect the winner’s preference for privacy. Make no mistake about it, this is a life-changing amount of money. On behalf of the New Hampshire Lottery, I want to extend our congratulations to this lucky winner on this tremendous prize.”
The winner, who purchased the jackpot winning ticket at the Brookside Market & Deli in Exeter for the drawing on Tuesday, July 23, chose the one-time cash prize of $108.5 million. While New Hampshire has sold 11 Powerball jackpot winning tickets, this is New Hampshire’s first Mega Millions winner.
“As Trustees for the winners, we applaud the New Hampshire Lottery’s cooperation and respect for privacy, which doesn't allow for any further comment beyond that of our gratitude. In addition, we congratulate the Brookside Market & Deli for their prize in selling the winning ticket,” said Bill Shaheen, Trustee and Stacey Shaheen Bellabona, successor trustee for the winners.
The Mega Millions drawing results from July 23 were: 1-4-23-40-45 MB-11. The Brookside Market & Deli received $75,000 for selling the winning ticket.
This Mega Millions winner marks New Hampshire’s third jackpot winner of more than $100 million since 2016. In March 2018, a lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, claimed a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot winning ticket purchased at Reed’s Ferry Market in Merrimack. In September 2016, another lucky player, who also chose to remain anonymous, claimed a $487 million Powerball jackpot winning ticket purchased at Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM. Tickets are on sale until 9:50 PM the night of the drawing at more than 1,400 retailers statewide, as well as through iLottery. For more information and to play, visit www.nhlottery.com.
About New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 55 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.7 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with over $4.5 billion paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education total over $2 billion to date.
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®, New Hampshire Mega Millions®, Tri-State Megabucks, Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For Life®, KENO 603 and iLottery.
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