How much will I pay in taxes if I win the NH Lottery?
Prizes in New Hampshire are not subject to state taxes. However, 24% is withheld for federal taxes on all prizes over $5,000.
How long does it take to receive NH Lottery winnings?
It typically takes approximately three business days to process claims from the time they’re received, but please allow at least two weeks to make sure your claim is received.
About the New Hampshire Lottery
The New Hampshire Lottery is the oldest legal lottery in the United States. In 1963, state representative Larry Pickett of Keene, NH succeeded at passing a sweepstakes bill and, on April 30th of that year, Governor John King signed the bill. By March of 1964, sweepstakes tickets went for sale.
The New Hampshire Lotery offers a variety of lotto games and numerous scratch games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Gimme 5, Lucky for Life, Tri State Megabucks Plus, Pick 3 Day, Pick 3 Evening, Pick 4 Day, Pick 4 Evening, Fast Play, and Keno.
Since the start of the NH Lottery, sales have jumped from $5.7 million in 1964 to nearly $332 million in 2018.