CONCORD — The New Hampshire Lottery is encouraging New Hampshire residents to deck out their homes with the most festive flair and the brightest lights this holiday season—for the chance to have their New Hampshire home featured on a special holiday scratch ticket.
During the New Hampshire Lottery’s “Light Up the Lottery” promotion, which runs from Wednesday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Dec. 15, entrants submit photos of their decorated homes, with the grand prize winner having his or her home featured on a holiday scratch ticket in 2020.
To enter, participants must register and submit current 2019 images of their decorated homes through the New Hampshire Lottery website or the New Hampshire Lottery’s Facebook page.
A valid email address and current contact information is required. All images must be of homes located within New Hampshire. An independent panel of judges at the New Hampshire Lottery will select the winner. For more information, visit: NHlottery.com/HolidayContest.
The New Hampshire Lottery introduced Light Up the Lottery last year and generated dozens of entries. Joyce Mitchell of Claremont was selected as the winner last year and her decorated home is featured on the $5 Holiday Lights multi-scene scratch ticket, which went on sale Monday, Oct. 28. The $5 Holiday Lights scratch ticket features a grand prize of $100,000.
“People have a lot of fun decorating for the holidays in New Hampshire—it is truly remarkable to see the ways people illuminate their homes,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director, New Hampshire Lottery.
“Light Up the Lottery is our way of adding more fun this holiday season with a little friendly competition. We encourage our players to pull out all the stops as they string up the lights this year!”
Along with being featured on the holiday scratch ticket, the Light Up the Lottery grand prize winner will also receive $500, a professionally photographed, framed photo of his or her decorated home and three books of scratch tickets featuring the home.
Entries must be submitted by Sunday, Dec. 15. Winners will be announced on Friday, Dec. 20. Judges will review submissions based on visual impact, craftsmanship, completeness, originality, holiday theme and trademark use.
Last year, Carol O’Connell of Derry placed second and David Ouellette of Manchester placed third. Second- and third-place recipients receive prize packages that include scratch ticket books.