Lottery http://nhpr.org en Hassan Vetoes Lottery Winner Privacy Bill http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-vetoes-lottery-winner-privacy-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Maggie Hassan has vetoed a bill that barred New Hampshire from disclosing the names of lottery winners.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Hassan said current law recognizes winners' privacy by not requiring disclosure of their names proactively, but she said barring disclosure in all instances weakened public oversight and could lead to corruption.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:28:18 +0000 Associated Press 50202 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Vetoes Lottery Winner Privacy Bill Hundreds Of Red Sox Fans Pack Statehouse Plaza To See David Ortiz http://nhpr.org/post/hundreds-red-sox-fans-pack-statehouse-plaza-see-david-ortiz <p>Hundreds of Boston Red Sox fans gathered in front of the Statehouse earlier today to catch a glimpse of World Series MVP David Ortiz.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:25:36 +0000 Michael Brindley 46329 at http://nhpr.org Hundreds Of Red Sox Fans Pack Statehouse Plaza To See David Ortiz Keno Bill Sets Aside Funds to Treat Gambling Disorders http://nhpr.org/post/keno-bill-sets-aside-funds-treat-gambling-disorders <p>Legislation that would bring Keno to an estimated 250 bars and restaurants would, for the first time, establish a program to treat gambling addiction in New Hampshire.</p><p>An amendment to HB 485 would set aside 1 percent of the sales from Keno - about $435,000 - to the state Department of Health and Human Services for education, treatment and prevention services. William Butynski, D-Hindale, who proposed the amendment, says it’s time for lawmakers to recognize that even state-sponsored gambling such as the lottery can cause problems for a small percentage of people who play.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Brian Wallstin 41348 at http://nhpr.org The Sidebar: Is Keno The Next Big Bet For The N.H. Lottery? http://nhpr.org/post/sidebar-keno-next-big-bet-nh-lottery <p>On a recent afternoon at the Common Grounds Cafe, 200 yards from the New Hampshire border in Methuen, Mass, a handful of men sit along a short counter or at several tables in the back of the cafe.</p><p>Eyes moving back and forth from their pink and white betting slips to two wall-mounted video monitors, they wait for the next drawing of a popular electronic lottery game called Keno.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Brian Wallstin 41347 at http://nhpr.org The Sidebar: Is Keno The Next Big Bet For The N.H. Lottery? (Mega-Big Mega Millions Jackpot Aside) When It Comes To The Lotto, A Lot Of "Suckers" Live In New En http://nhpr.org/post/mega-big-mega-millions-jackpot-aside-when-it-comes-lotto-lot-suckers-live-new-en Earlier today, we <a title="Why The Mega Millions Jackpot Is Extra-Important For New Hampshire" href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/2012/03/30/why-the-mega-millions-jackpot-is-extra-important-for-new-hampshire/" target="_blank">reposted our Losing The Lotto series</a> to give you a bit of context about why the Mega Millions frenzy is particularly important to New Hampshire’s struggling lottery.  Since we posted, the jackpot’s increased yet again–from $540 million to $640 million.<p>Not surprising given <a title=" NH lottery sales at 27,000 transactions/hour " href="http://hosted.ap. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:27:37 +0000 Amanda Loder 2871 at http://nhpr.org Why The Mega Millions Jackpot Is Extra-Important For New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/why-mega-millions-jackpot-extra-important-new-hampshire It’s a good day to be the <a title="New Hampshire Lottery Commission" href="http://www.nhlottery.com/WinningNumbers.aspx" target="_blank">New Hampshire Lottery Commission</a>.  The <a title=" NH lottery sales at 27,000 transactions/hour " href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NH_MEGAMILLIONS_MANIA_NHOL-?SITE=NHCON&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&__utma=1.1098939758.1326800849.1333025022.1333112456.46&__utmb=1.4.8.1333112505419&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1328241821.19.3.utmcsr=google|utmccn=%28organic%29|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=comedy%20central%2C%20nh%20wife%20beating&__utmv=-&__utmk=685897 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:40:42 +0000 Amanda Loder 2872 at http://nhpr.org Best Of StateImpact: Why The NH Lottery's Revenues Are Down--And Why It Matters http://nhpr.org/post/best-stateimpact-why-nh-lotterys-revenues-are-down-and-why-it-matters One of our most popular on-going series has been "Losing The Lotto," our continued look at the facts, figures, and people behind the New Hampshire Lottery.<p><a title="Losing The Lotto: What The New Hampshire Lottery Pays For" href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/2011/10/24/what-the-new-hampshire-lottery-funds/" target="_blank">Losing The Lotto: What The New Hampshire Lottery Pays For</a>: Our first installment of the series tackles the basics of what you need to know about how the state lotto works and maps its steady revenue decline over the years.<p><a title="Losing The Lotto: Wh Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:12:02 +0000 Amanda Loder 1437 at http://nhpr.org Losing The Lotto: Comparing NH’s Lotto Prizes To Massachusetts http://nhpr.org/post/losing-lotto-comparing-nh%E2%80%99s-lotto-prizes-massachusetts <p>Recently, <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/2011/11/16/losing-the-lotto-how-a-massachusetts-gas-station-is-eating-into-nhs-education-funding/"><span class="s1"><b>we told you about a gas station in the border town of Methuen, Massachusetts</b></span></a>.&nbsp; According to Massachusetts State Lottery Executive Director Paul Sternburg, it&rsquo;s on track to do $13 million this year in lottery revenues.&nbsp; When we spoke with Ted&rsquo;s Mobil owner Tony Amico, he estimated at least half his customers are from New Hampshire.&nbsp; And StateImpact&rsquo;s unscientific surve Tue, 06 Dec 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 798 at http://nhpr.org Losing The Lotto: Comparing NH’s Lotto Prizes To Massachusetts