Lottery http://nhpr.org en 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: The Next Big Bet For The N.H. Lottery? http://nhpr.org/post/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 Keno: The Next Big Bet For The N.H. Lottery? 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 (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