New Hampshire iLottery Overview

The New Hampshire Lottery offers online purchases and various features that make your lottery experience a breeze. Consider this page your NH iLottery hub—with all the relevant information to enjoy New Hampshire online lottery games to the fullest.

Can you play the NH Lottery online?

Yes.

New Hampshire joined the online lottery fray in 2018 when the first online tickets were sold in the state. It is now one of 12 states (plus Washington DC) to offer state-run online lottery options. You can play via mobile browser or desktop. While the NH Lottery has an app, it does not allow online purchases.

Main facts to know about the NH online lottery – July 2024

Here are some quick rules and options to know about the NH online lottery.

Does New Hampshire have an online lottery?Yes
When did it launch its online lottery?2018
How can you play the NH iLottery?Mobile phone (browser only) or desktop
What type of games can you play?e-Instant games, Powerball, Mega Millions, draw games
Accepted payment and withdrawal methodsDebit card, online banking, ACH eCheck, PayPal
Legal age to play18 or above
Who regulates the NH online lottery?New Hampshire Lottery Commission

Our experience playing the NH online lottery

We spent some time with the New Hampshire Lottery to give you a solid grasp of what it offers. Below, we’ll delve into a handful of key takeaways.

Easy sign-up process

Signing up is an online lottery player’s first step, and New Hampshire makes it easy. These are the steps required to create an account (it took us about four minutes):

1

Visit the NH Lottery website, tap the main menu icon in the upper left, and click “Register.”

You cannot create an NH iLottery account via the app. You can only create a My 603 Rewards account on the app.

Screenshot of the opened main menu of the NH online lottery for PlayiLottery review

2

Provide an email address, password, and (if applicable) promo code.

3

Verify your email by entering a code that is sent to your inbox.

4

Fill out the following personal details, which must match your government-issued photo ID: first name, last name, gender, date of birth, address, last four numbers of your SSN, and phone number.

5

Check the boxes to confirm that you are 18 or older.

6

Choose whether you’d like email updates by checking or unchecking the associated box.

7

Click “Submit.”

You will get a confirmation when your account is created, and you’re all set.

Mobile users are limited to browsers

The most frustrating thing about the New Hampshire iLottery is its lackluster mobile app. The app actually functions just fine: You can check tickets and find some great information there, including where to buy tickets at a retail location. You just can’t buy tickets via the app itself.

Instead, when you click “Play Now” within the NH Lottery app, a pop-up will appear, announcing you will be taken to the mobile browser.

Screenshot of NH Lottery app sending users to the mobile web browser for PlayiLottery review

Once you click “OKAY” and head to a mobile browser, the experience is functionally the same as the app, which is kind of frustrating. Why couldn’t it just be part of the app experience?

Thankfully, the road bumps end there. Buying tickets and playing games online in New Hampshire is simple once you’re on the website, which stands up well against the other US online lottery sites.

Plenty of payment methods

Whenever we review an online lottery, we check the list of approved payment methods. New Hampshire has a great selection, including debit cards, online banking, ACH e-check, and PayPal.

Many online lotteries offer only one or two of these options, making New Hampshire a clear frontrunner in terms of accepted payment methods. The presence of PayPal is particularly enticing. The secure payment provider is a favorite of many online gamblers, including online sports betting and online casino enthusiasts.

Tons of e-Instant games

The biggest point in New Hampshire’s favor is its library of e-Instant games.

One scroll through the iLottery e-Instant game library will reveal dozens of games, including Magnificent Multiplier, High Roller Jackpots, and Color Pop. All the game thumbnails clearly display the price to play and the maximum prize.

Plus, you can try each and every game in demo mode before playing for real. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with a game before you stake real money on it.

Promotions

At the time of writing, we found several lottery promo codes for New Hampshire players. The main one was the promo code DIAMOND. Depositing $100 with the NH iLottery promo code DIAMOND offered a 100% match plus $25 worth of free games of Diamond Jubilee. This offer was available at the time of writing (April 2024), so treat it as an example of the types of bonuses you might find in New Hampshire.

Find promotions by tapping the main menu icon in the upper left, selecting “My Account,” and then tapping “New Bonus Offers” on the next page.

We also recommend looking through the e-Instants library around major holidays because the lottery offers many seasonal-themed games. It’s likely NH could offer promotions or deals on those games around the associated holiday.

Pros and cons of the NH iLottery

Pros

  • Amazing selection of e-Instants
  • Play draw games like Powerball and Mega Millions online
  • Demo games before you try them

Cons

  • The mobile app doesn’t allow game purchases
  • Few draw games compared to some other states
  • No welcome bonus

Steps to buy NH Lottery tickets online

To purchase tickets online in New Hampshire, follow these steps:

1

Pick your game.

Head to the mobile browser. Scroll through the draw games options on the home page and select the game you want to buy tickets for. For this example, we selected Megabucks, but the process is similar for all draw games.

On the app, tap “Games” in the bottom toolbar. Then choose the game(s) you’d like to play.

  • If you are using the app, you will be redirected to the mobile browser website to continue the purchase process.
2

Select your numbers.

You can choose one of a few “EASY PICK” options, where your numbers are selected for you. Or you can choose to “PICK MY NUMBERS” and manually pick your numbers.

3

Finalize your selections.

On the next page, you can modify any of your number selections. You can also choose the number of draws and the number of tickets you’d like to purchase. When everything looks good, tap “ADD TO CART.”

Screenshot of the number selection page for Megabucks at the NH Lottery online for PlayiLottery review

4

Purchase tickets.

At this point, you’ll be able to review your purchase one more time. You’ll also be able to choose whether you’d like to add any secondary jackpot entries or opt into Auto Renew, which will automatically buy tickets for you every two weeks.

When you’re ready, you can add more games, enter a promo code (if applicable), and tap “CHECKOUT.”

How to play Powerball in New Hampshire

We recommend making a deposit before going through the purchase process, as it will save you time later.

  1. Head to the mobile browser or desktop site and select “Buy Now.”
  2. Pick your numbers. You have a few options here:NH Lottery - Easy Pick
    • Easy pick 3, 5, or 10 tickets for $6, $10, or $20, respectively.
    • Use your favorite purchase.
    • Pick your numbers manually.
  3. Select how many draws you’d like to enter, then click “add to cart.”
  4. Choose whether you’d like to add Power Play ($1 extra per line)
  5. Click “Continue.”
  6. Review your purchase for accuracy and, if desired, check the box to save it as a favorite purchase.
  7. Click “Submit” and wait for confirmation. Once it’s confirmed, you’re all set.

How to play Mega Millions in New Hampshire

Playing Mega Millions is similar to playing Powerball online in New Hampshire. Follow these steps.

  1. Make sure you have money in your account to buy the tickets. If not, deposit before starting the purchase process.
  2. Select “Buy Now” for Mega Millions.
  3. Make your selections in one of three ways:
    • Easy pick for three tickets ($6), five tickets ($10), or ten tickets ($20).
    • Use your favorite purchases.
    • Pick numbers manually.
  4. Using the drop-down menus, select the number of tickets and the number of draws you wish to play.
  5. Select “Add To Cart.”
  6. Review and submit your purchase, then wait for confirmation.
  7. Watch the drawing or check your numbers afterward to see if you won.

Jackpocket is also available in New Hampshire

New Hampshire has an alternative option for purchasing online: Jackpocket.

It’s a courier service that allows you to purchase physical tickets from your phone. A runner buys the ticket itself, and winnings below a certain amount are sent to your account. Bigger wins result in the ticket being delivered to you.

You can play the following games with Jackpocket in New Hampshire:

  • Mega Millions
  • Lucky for Life
  • Megabucks Plus
  • Gimme 5
  • Pick 3
  • Pick 4

What NH Lottery games can you play online?

Below, we take a look at the main types of games you can play online at the New Hampshire Lottery.

e-Instant games

e-Instants are similar to scratch-off tickets, but there’s no actual scratching. The games are played on a screen, so they come with animations and immediate (potential) payouts. So, really, they’re basically scratch tickets online.

More than 130 instant win games are available from the NH Lottery, and they vary widely in theme and mechanics. Some function like slots, where you pay for a single spin and hope for a win.

Additionally, e-Instants can offer big progressive jackpots. These games are clearly labeled and typically display the current jackpot amount. There’s also a dedicated jackpot section on the NH Lottery website.

  • Best instant win game: Springtime Combos is our top game thanks to its bright visuals and captivating art style. Each play costs $1. We’ve included a video of us trying the demo of this game.

Powerball, Mega Millions

Powerball and Mega Millions are multi-state draw games offered in New Hampshire and many other markets. You can purchase tickets for both games online in the state. We have instructions in the sections above.

Other draw games

New Hampshire has draw games besides Powerball and Mega Millions. These include Tri-State Megabucks, Lucky For Life, and Gimme 5. We recommend giving these lottery draw games a try if you like the big-name national games but want something slightly different.

  • Best draw game: Lucky For Life is our favorite draw game in NH because the prizes are unique in structure—win $1,000 a day for life or a 2nd place prize of $25,000 a year for life.

Games not available online in NH

Despite having many options for online players, the NH Lottery has a few games that remain available in retail only.

Fast Play

Fast Cash lottery games are only playable in person in New Hampshire. You can’t get them online. These games are typically priced from $1 to $20 per ticket, with prizes from $300 to progressive jackpots.

Scratch tickets

It seems like only a matter of time before you’ll be able to “scratch” tickets on a mobile device by scrubbing the touch screen. For now, though, the real deal is only available in retail locations. You can buy scratch-offs at various retailers across New Hampshire.

Keno 603

Keno 603 remains available via retail lottery sellers only. Online keno is an option, however, at some of New Hampshire’s online social and sweepstakes casinos. You can only play at those sites for digital currency, but you may eventually be able to redeem cash prizes.

Retail-only draw games

Pick 3 and Pick 4 are available only in retail locations from the NH Lottery.

You can get them online via the Jackpocket lottery courier service, though.

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Deposit and withdrawal options

The New Hampshire online lottery has a handful of deposit and withdrawal methods. We’ll go over them below. Note that these are specific to New Hampshire; other states offer different methods.

Deposits

Deposit methods availableMaximum deposits
Debit (VISA or Mastercard) 💳Daily: $500
Weekly: $1,500
Monthly: $3,000
Online banking 🏦Daily: $500
Weekly: $1,500
Monthly: $3,000
PayPal 💲Monthly: $3,000
ACH transfer ➡️Daily: $500
Weekly: $1,500
Monthly: $3,000

Withdrawals

Withdrawal methodMinimum/maximum withdrawalWithdrawal time
ACH transfer ➡️$10 minimum, $9,999 maximum3-5 business days
Online banking 🏦$10 minimum, $9,999 maximum3-5 business days
PayPal 💲$10 minimum, $9,999 maximum1 business day

How to claim NH online lottery winnings

The methods by which you can claim a prize in New Hampshire vary based on the amount you’ve won.

  • Up to $600: Prizes will be automatically sent to your iLottery account.
  • $601 to $9,999.99: You must submit a claim through the iLottery portal. (New Hampshire provides step-by-step instructions for that process.) Once submitted, it will take 3-5 business days for the winnings to show up in your account.
  • $10,000 or more: You have two options.
    • Claim at the NH Lottery Headquarters in Concord. Bring your ID and proof of your Social Security number; a copy of the email that verified your winning ticket for submission is also recommended. We suggest checking the hours and calling to schedule an appointment ahead of time.
    • Claim via mail. Fill out a prize claim form and mail that with a copy of your ID and a copy of proof of your SSN. Again, we encourage you to include a copy of the email that verified your winning ticket for submission. Mail these items to:
      • Attn: Claims, New Hampshire Lottery, 14 Integra Drive, Concord, NH 03301

Playing the NH Lottery online vs. the retail lottery

ComparisonOnlineRetail
Play from phone or desktop✔️
Must be 18 or older✔️✔️
Powerball and Mega Millions✔️✔️
Keno 603✔️
Scratch-offs✔️
e-Instants✔️

Where can I buy a lottery ticket in New Hampshire?

Of course, the online lottery isn’t your only option in New Hampshire. If you’d rather purchase a ticket or scratch-off game in person, you can do so at various locations across the state.

There are more than 1,400 locations offering lottery and Keno 603 tickets in New Hampshire, including:

  • Restaurants
  • Grocery stores
  • Gas stations
  • Convenience stores

The NH lottery website has a retail locator that allows you to type in your city or zip code to find nearby sellers.

Checking tickets online or via the NH Lottery app

You have two options for checking your tickets online in New Hampshire.

On the website, open the main menu and select the “Winning Numbers” page. It will show you the most recent winning numbers for Powerball, Mega Millions, Tri-State Megabucks, Lucky for Life, Gimme 5, Keno 603, Pick 3, and Pick 4. You can also tap “Check Your Tickets” at the top of the page and use the menus to pick your game, a date range, and (optionally) type in your numbers to check for wins.

The NH Lottery app has a “Scan” tool that lets you scan your tickets to check for wins. Click the big red “Scan” button to use it. Alternatively, you can head to a specific game’s page in the app to see the most recent winning numbers.

NH lottery homepage

Notable recent NH lottery winners

Responsible gaming in New Hampshire

There are numerous responsible gaming measures in place both in New Hampshire and on the national scale. It’s important to remember that playing the lottery is a form of gambling, so you should always play responsibly.

If you or someone you know needs help playing responsibly or curbing problem gambling, the NH Lottery has dedicated resources for assistance. We don’t love how hard it is to access this information as a mobile user, though. You have to scroll to the bottom of the site and tap “Play Responsibly” in the menu located in the footer. There is no way to access safe play resources directly from the main menu.

The NH Council on Problem Gambling offers a confidential 24/7 hotline at 603-724-1605. You can also visit the Council’s website for more help. The site contains self-assessment guides, self-help toolkits, and videos on responsible gambling.

There are also support groups for problem gamblers, including Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon. In addition, you can find helpful information and resources on our responsible gambling page.

NH iLottery FAQ

Can I play Powerball online in New Hampshire?

Yes. The New Hampshire Lottery allows you to purchase Powerball tickets online. You can also check your tickets via the app or desktop site for winning numbers.

Can I play Mega Millions online in New Hampshire?

Yes. Mega Millions tickets are available for online purchase in New Hampshire. You can pick your numbers manually, use easy pick, or save your favorite numbers for repeat purchases.

Is there a New Hampshire Lottery app?

Yes. However, you can’t make purchases or play games from the NH Lottery mobile app. If you want to make a purchase or play a game, the app will redirect you to the mobile site.

Do I have to pay taxes on lottery winnings in New Hampshire?

Yes. All lottery winnings are subject to taxes. Big enough winnings will be automatically reported by the lottery, but you are still responsible for reporting smaller wins.

About the Author

Cole Rush

Cole Rush

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Cole Rush is a contributor for PlayiLottery who spent six years working at Scientific Games, one of the world's leading lottery operators. He writes for a handful of Catena Media sites, covering online lottery, iGaming, sports betting, and more. A prolific writer in the US gaming market, Cole also has bylines at iGaming Business, ICE 365, and IGB North America. You can email him at [email protected].
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