"The New Mexico Lottery – the USA Lottery Co. from New Mexico State"
The New Mexico State Lottery Authority was originally created back on April 5th 1995 after a Bill was passed allowing a lottery to be operated within the State.
The NM Lottery is run and operated by the New Mexico State government who oversee and monitor the authorization and organization of New Mexico Lotto games.
Right from when the very first New Mexico State Lottery ticket was put on sale way back on April 27th 1996 – the principal aim of the NM Lottery was to raise funds for education within the State.
This is still the case today and the New Mexico Lottery can proudly claim to be one of the only USA Lottery companies that puts all of its profits into state education.
The NM State Lottery is based in Albuquerque, NM.
The New Mexico Lottery sells lottery tickets from its network of authorized NM Lotto retailers throughout the state and has its Headquarters at 4511 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87109-4436.
The NM Lottery also takes part in 2 of the largest world lotteries – the huge Multi State Lottery games Mega Millions and Powerball which we will be looking into in much greater detail – as well as the slightly smaller Multi-State game – the Hot Lotto.
We will be looking at the various NM Lotto games below – how these games work and who can play them – as well as delving into some of the history of the New Mexico State Lottery in detail.
We will first of all take a look at these multi-state USA Lottery games – that the NM Lottery offers in conjunction with the MUSL – Multi-State Lottery Association and Mega Millions Consortium – and later move on to the other NM Lotto games available.
Currently the games offered by the NM Lottery that players from anywhere around the world can buy lottery tickets online for are these two huge USA Lottery games – the Mega Millions and the Powerball – as well as the smaller Multi-State Hot Lotto.
Other games offered by the New Mexico Lottery that can be played in-state are noted further down the page – if any of these New Mexico Lotto games become available to a wider audience at a later date – we will be writing about it here.
Powerball is a Multi-State USA Lottery that is run & syndicated across the USA by the MUSL – Multi State Lottery Association – and is one of the largest lottery games in the world having produced a record jackpot of an incredible US$ 1.58 BILLION. This mind-boggling sum is the biggest lottery jackpot ever won in the history of world lottery games to date.
The very first Powerball draw took place on April 22nd 1992 with 16 USA Lottery companies – who were all members of the MUSL – taking part after the game changed its format and name from Lotto America which had first started on February 13th 1988.
The New Mexico Lottery is 1 of 47 US State Lotteries & District Lotteries that offer the Powerball game – in this particular case the New Mexico Powerball – as part of its overall portfolio of lottery games.
The New Mexico Powerball was first sold on October 20th 1996 when the New Mexico State Lottery became the 23rd member to join the MUSL – Multi State Lottery Association – who run & syndicate the game across the United States of America.
The New Mexico Lottery Powerball works in the same way as the Powerball game works in all the States and Districts in the US that offer the game.
Jackpots start off at US$ 40 MILLION and ROLLOVER after each draw when the top prize is not won – making for some massive jackpot figures.
6 numbers are drawn in total for the NM Lottery Powerball game from 2 separate drawing machines – first of all 5 numbers from 69 white balls are drawn followed by 1 number (the POWERball) from 26 red balls.
Draws for the Powerball New Mexico take place twice every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8.59pm MST (10.59pm EST).
In addition to the 6 main Powerball numbers drawn – a further number is drawn – using a Random Number Generator…the Powerball POWERPLAY number…
This separate Powerball POWERPLAY number drawn will be either 2, 3, 4, 5 and occasionally number 10 – and is there to give players of the NM Powerball a chance to increase their winnings on all levels of the prize structure apart from the NM Powerball jackpot itself.
With Powerball POWER PLAY – you are able to multiply your winnings on these non-jackpot levels by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x – greatly increasing the amount you can walk away with.
During special promotions – the Powerball POWER PLAY multiplier will be 10x – allowing New Mexico Lottery players to increase their Powerball winnings by an incredible 10 times!
So, for just an extra dollar – you can choose to increase your Powerball New Mexico winnings on all levels except the jackpot – by adding the Power Ball POWER PLAY option when playing.
With the New Mexico Powerball being drawn every week on both Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8.59pm MST (10.59 EST) there are various ways you can check the Powerball winning numbers.
You can find the latest New Mexico Powerball Results at all New Mexico State Lottery retailers, from NMLottery terminals and here online at Global Lottery Review where you can also look up previous NM Powerball Results.
The NM Powerball results and Powerball winning numbers will also be displayed on the official website of the NMLottery – nmlottery.com – and will be broadcast live on the following television channel throughout the State of New Mexico…
KOB TV 4 – the official station of the New Mexico Lottery.
There are 9 separate ways that you can win on this New Mexico Lottery game providing a great chance to win something on the NM Powerball.
Odds range from 1 in 292,201,338 for correctly matching all the New Mexico Lottery Powerball winning numbers and winning the jackpot down to 1 in 38.32 for matching just 1 number correctly.
Overall odds of winning any prize on the Powerball New Mexico are just 1 in 24.87.
Take a look at the Powerball Odds and Prizes calculation table on the separate New Mexico Powerball page for a complete list of odds and prizes for this game.
The Mega Millions is a Multi-State USA Lottery that is run and operated by the Mega Millions Consortium – who administer and syndicate the game across the USA and is one of the largest lottery games in the world – having produced a massive world record jackpot of an incredible US$ 656 MILLION on March 30th 2012. This record top prize was shared between 3 Mega Millions winners from the States of Illinois, Kansas and Maryland and stands as the 2nd biggest lottery jackpot ever.
The very first Mega Millions draw took place on May 17th 2002 with 6 USA Lottery companies taking part who were all members of the Mega Millions Consortium.
The game had changed its name and format from the Big Game which had started on August 31st 1996. Upon this change – 2 further State Lotteries joined and many more were to follow.
The New Mexico Lottery is 1 of 46 US State Lotteries & District Lotteries that offer the Mega Millions – in this particular case the NM Mega Millions – as part of its overall lottery portfolio.
The NM Mega Millions was first sold on January 31st 2010 when the Multi State Lottery Association (MUSL) who run the Powerball game – of which the NM Lottery is a member – entered into a cross-selling agreement with the Mega Millions consortium – allowing the sales of Mega Millions in Powerball States and Powerball in Mega Millions States.
The New Mexico Mega Millions works in exactly the same way as the Mega Millions game works in all the States and Districts in the USA that offer the game.
Jackpots start off at US$ 40 MILLION and ROLLOVER after each draw when the top prize is not won – making for some enormous jackpot figures that can be won on the New Mexico Mega Millions.
6 numbers are drawn in total for the NM Mega Millions – from 2 separate drawing machines – firstly 5 numbers from 70 white balls are drawn and then 1 number (the MEGAball) from 25 gold balls.
Draws for the New Mexico Mega Millions take place twice every week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9.00pm MST (11.00pm EST).
In addition to the 6 Mega Millions numbers drawn – a further number is drawn – using a Random Number Generator…the MEGAPLIER number…
This separate MEGAPLIER multiplier number drawn will be either 2, 3, 4 or 5 – and is there to give players of the Mega Millions New Mexico a chance to increase their winnings on all levels of the prize structure apart from the NM Mega Millions jackpot itself.
With the Mega Millions MEGAPLIER feature – you automatically multiply your winnings on these levels by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x – greatly increasing the amount you can walk away with.
If you match the 5 main Mega Millions numbers playing with the MEGAPLIER add-on – and a MEGAPLIER number of 5 is drawn – the second tier prize of US$ 1 MILLION would be increased by x5 and you could win US$ 5 MILLION.
A great improvement to the MEGAPLIER facility occurred on October 19th 2013.
So, for just an extra dollar – you can choose to increase your New Mexico Mega Millions winnings on all levels except the jackpot – by adding the Mega Millions MEGAPLIER option when playing.
With the NM Mega Millions being drawn every week on both Tuesdays and Fridays at 9.00pm MST (11.00pm EST) there are numerous ways you can check the Mega Millions winning numbers.
You can find the latest New Mexico Mega Millions Results from any NM Lottery retailer, from New Mexico Lottery terminals and here online at Global Lottery Review where you can also look up previous NM Mega Millions results.
The NM Mega Millions winning numbers will be published on nmlottery.com – the official NMLottery website and are also broadcast live on the following TV channel in New Mexico State…
KOB TV 4 – the official station of the New Mexico Lottery.
There are 9 separate ways that you can win on this NM State Lottery game providing a great chance to win something on the NM Mega Millions.
Odds range from 1 in 302,575,350 for correctly matching all the New Mexico Mega Millions winning numbers right down to 1 in 37 for matching just 1 number correctly.
Overall odds of winning any prize on the Mega Millions NM are just 1 in 24.
See the Mega Millions Odds and Prizes calculation table on the separate New Mexico Mega Millions page for a complete list of odds and prizes.
In addition to the NM Powerball, Mega Millions and Hot Lotto games which can be played from anywhere in the world – the New Mexico Lottery also offers various other lotto games which can be played within New Mexico State itself – Roadrunner Cash, Pick 3 plus numerous New Mexico Lottery Scratchers.
If any of these other NewMexicoLottery games become available to a wider audience outside of New Mexico at a later date we will write about it here.
In the past – you would have had to buy your lottery ticket in the state of New Mexico itself to take part in any of the New Mexico State Lottery games – including the NM Powerball and NM Mega Millions.
These days though – you can play the Mega Millions Online and the Powerball Online – as well as the Hot Lotto Online – from anywhere in the world due to the presence of accredited and fully authorized online lottery ticket sales organizations such as TheLotter.com – allowing you to play wherever you’re based.
So if you live outside of New Mexico or the USA but wish to play either the Powerball or Mega Millions this is simple to do using the right lottery ticket sales companies where you can quickly and easily buy lottery tickets online – and save yourself a fair amount of time too – allowing you to play no matter where you live.
The NM State Lottery requires all players to be at least 18 years of age before purchasing any NMLottery tickets including tickets for the NM Mega Millions and NM Powerball.
If you have won either a New Mexico Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot – you will be able to claim your prize as either a cash lump sum or as an annuity payment.
If you choose the annuity option – your winnings will be paid to you annually in 30 installments over a 29 year period. All Hot Lotto jackpot prizes will be paid in the form of a cash lump sum.
For all New Mexico State Lottery prizes you will have 90 days from either the date of the draw or the announced game end date to make your claim before your NM Lottery ticket will expire.
If your NM Lottery win is up to US$ 600 – you will be able to claim your winnings at any New Mexico Lottery retailers or by mail to the NMLottery headquarters.
If you’ve had a win of between US$ 601 and US$ 99,999 with the NM Lottery – you will need to claim your prize from the New Mexico Lottery Headquarters in Albuquerque.
If you have been lucky enough to win a New Mexico State Lottery prize which is more than US$ 100,000 – or a jackpot prize – you will need to claim your prize in person at the New Mexico Lottery Headquarters in Albuquerque.
These details are all taken care for you if you play lottery online with one of the trusted and genuine online lottery ticket sale companies such as TheLotter as it is their job to make your transaction a seamless process – collecting your winnings and sending them directly to you.
The New Mexico Lottery Authority is formed on April 5th after legislation was introduced by Senator Michael Sanchez – aimed at giving New Mexicans the chance to earn a college degree. Governor Gary Johnson signed the Bipartisan Bill – 853 – and the New Mexico Lottery was created.
November 20th sees the NM Lottery’s first CEO – Ralph Decker – in his role.
On April 27th – the New Mexico Lottery is fully launched when sales begin for its very first Scratcher tickets.
The New Mexico Lottery becomes the 23rd member to join the Multi-State Lottery Association – MUSL – on October 20th. The MUSL runs the massive Powerball game (previously Lotto America) across the nation and now New Mexicans can take part. The first New Mexico Powerball ticket is sold to Governor Gary Johnson.
A new game is launched by the NMLottery on February 16th – Daily Millions.
On June 2nd – The New Mexico State Lottery introduce self-service vending machines for Scratch tickets.
In August – the first Legislative Lottery Scholarships are awarded by the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.
November 1st sees some changes made to the POWERBALL game with the intention of offering bigger jackpots. The starting jackpot figure for POWERBALL is increased to US$ 10 Million and players can now choose between a cash lump sum payment or an annuity of 25 annual instalments if they win the jackpot. The matrix also changes to 5/49 + 1/42.
On January 15th – the NM Lottery introduces a new game – Trucks & Bucks Scratchers.
February 6th sees the launch of another new game – Roadrunner Cash – which is still going strong today.
On February 10th the first draw for the new Roadrunner Cash game is shown live on television.
The MUSL retire the Daily Millions game on March 29th.
July 27th sees draws for Roadrunner Cash increase to 4 nights per week.
The New Mexico Lottery Authority introduce another new game on October 19th – Mega Match 4.
November 3rd sees the first Mega Match 4 US$ ½ Million jackpot won which is claimed by Richard Beasley from Farmington.
The second Mega Match 4 jackpot prize of US$ ½ Million is won on May 10th by Alfredo Castillo from Deming.
May 18th sees the NM Lottery launch its first US$ 5 Scratcher ticket – the US$ 50,000 Jackpot.
On November 1st – draws for the Roadrunner Cash game are increased by the New Mexico Lottery to 6 nights every week.
From July 1st – proceeds from New Mexico Lottery games will be split equally between the Public School Capital Outlay and the Lottery Tuition Fund – 50% going to each.
The New Mexico Lottery introduces a new game on September 24th – Pick 3.
The first New Mexico Powerball jackpot is claimed on November 30th when fourteen players from Albuquerque win an incredible US$ 131 Million from the game drawn on November 29th.
A rollover feature is added to the Roadrunner Cash game in January by the NM Lottery. This means that the jackpot prize will increase in size each time it is not won.
On March 7th – the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) adds the POWERPLAY multiplier to the Powerball game.
The first Roadrunner Cash jackpot in excess of US$ 100,000 is won in April after rolling over – by six fire fighters from Los Alamos who claim a fantastic US$ 152,000.
From June 15th – all New Mexico Lottery proceeds are now directed towards the Lottery Tuition Fund.
July sees the launch of a brand new NMLottery Scratcher – “Powerball – the Game Show”. New Mexico Lottery players can play this with the chance to join in a national Powerball game show which will begin on TV later in the year.
Powerball – the Game Show is launched on TV across America on October 6th and among its first group of contestants are New Mexico Lottery players.
The NM Lottery introduced its first US$ 10 Scratcher – which is called Lucky Luminarias – in November with a top prize of US$ 100,000.
The New Mexico Powerball has its second jackpot winner when Isabell Delgado from Las Cruces claims US$ 32 Million from the February 22nd draw.
Powerball – the Game Show – is replaced on October 5th by
Powerball Instant Millionaire hosted by Todd Newton.
POWERBALL sees some game changes on October 6th when 4 numbers are added to the main (white) balls and the POWERPLAY option has the number 1 removed. Jackpot odds are now 1 in 120 million and even larger POWERBALL jackpots will be created and more frequently.
The Powerball game reaches a record jackpot of US$ 315 Million on December 25th.
The top prize on Roadrunner Cash increases to US$ 20,000 on October 27th.
New Mexico Lottery player – Kathy Silvas from Roswell – wins US$ 129,000 on the TV show – Powerball Instant Millionaire on January 10th.
The Roadrunner Cash game produces a new record top prize of US$ 362,000 which is claimed by Rodney Zamora from Carrizozo on March 12th.
The New Mexico Lottery launches a new game – 4 This Way – on September 26th.
US$ 340,000 – the second biggest Roadrunner Cash prize to date is won on October 28th by 2 neighbours from Tijeras.
A New Mexico Lottery Powerball prize is multiplied by the POWERPLAY feature to US$ 400,000 for the first time in December.
Roadrunner Cash produces a new record jackpot of US$ 400,000 – which is shared by 2 New Mexico Lottery players on March 18th.
The biggest Scratcher prize offered by the New Mexico Lottery comes with the new game – $500,000 Extravaganza – which is launched on May 9th.
The $500,000 Extravaganza produces its first top prize winners in Dutch and Janice Ensconatus who claim their winnings on July 22nd.
August 19th sees the third New Mexico Powerball winner when John San Cartier from Albuquerque claims US$ 93.4 Million having purchased a ticket for the draw on August 10th.
POWERBALL sees some further game changes on August 25th when 2 main (white) balls were added, nos. 54 and 55. Jackpots were now to start at a more exciting US$ 15 Million and second prizes at US$ 200,000.
October 19th sees a record POWERBALL jackpot occur when an incredible US$ 340 Million is won by a family from Oregon.
US$ 600,000 New Mexico Lottery prize is won on September 7th when a Powerball second tier win is multiplied with the POWERPLAY feature.
A record jackpot of an incredible US$ 340 Million is produced by Powerball on October 19th.
The biggest Roadrunner Cash prize to be won by a single New Mexico Lottery player – US$ 390,000 – is claimed on December 17th by a winner from Otero County.
A world record POWERBALL jackpot of US$ 365 Million is won by a group of Nebraska factory workers following the drawing on February 18th. This still stands as the largest lottery jackpot won to date in the world on a single lottery ticket.
Already a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) with the Powerball game – the NM Lottery begins selling tickets on November 12th for their other multi-state game – Hot Lotto – which began back on April 10th 2002.
A record Roadrunner Cash jackpot of US$ 687,000 is produced on November 21st which is claimed by 3 New Mexico Lottery players from Edgewood and Albuquerque on December 1st.
The fourth NM Powerball prize is claimed on May 30th – winner Felipe Piña of Los Ojos scoops US$ 62.8 Million from the draw on May 23rd. .
The first New Mexico HOT LOTTO jackpot is claimed on August 7th when Edward Boyd from Farmington shares a US$ 2 Million prize from the August 4th draw with a Hot Lotto player from Minnesota.
The New Mexico State Lottery launches a New Year’s Eve Raffle game on October 28th.
The New Mexico Lottery New Year’s Eve Raffle is drawn on December 31st with prizes valued at US$ 625,000.
A “Sizzler” multiplier feature is added to the Hot Lotto game on January 3rd.
The second HOT LOTTO jackpot to be won by a New Mexico Lottery player is claimed on February 11th by David Fort from Albuquerque – who wins a healthy US$ 5.6 Million from the draw on February 9th.
The POWERPLAY feature on the Powerball game of August 9th multiplies a US$ 200,000 prize to US$ 1 Million for New Mexico Lotto player Joseph Baca from Las Vegas.
The biggest New Mexico Lottery Powerball prize to date – a cool US$ 206.9 Million from the September 27th draw – is claimed on October 3rd by 9 players from Roswell.
January 4th sees some significant changes to the Powerball game – the intention being to create larger jackpot prizes and produce even more winners. Starting jackpots are now increased to US$ 20 Million, a new US$ 1 Million is created and the Powerball matrix changes to 5/59 + 1/39. Also – draws for the Powerball move to Orlando’s Universal Studios in Florida – as the Florida Lottery joins the MUSL in selling Powerball Tickets.
Jackpots for the New Mexico Lottery – Roadrunner Cash game – now increase to US$ 25,000 and the odds are decreased from 1 in 66 to just 1 in 8 on October 4th.
On October 9th an agreement was made between the Mega Millions Consortium and the MUSL – Multi-State Lottery Association – to allow the cross-sales of Mega Millions tickets within states that offered the Powerball game and the sale of Powerball tickets within states that offered the Mega Millions game. The NewMexicoLottery would sell Mega Millions Tickets come January.
The New Mexico Lottery Authority Board of Directors hold a special meeting on October 27th to decide whether or not to join in selling Mega Millions tickets – resulting from the MUSL/Mega Millions Consortium cross-selling agreement. They vote in favour of adding Mega Millions tickets to the NM Lottery portfolio.
The third Hot Lotto NM jackpot to be won by a New Mexico Lottery player occurs on the November 18th draw – when Aurbra King from Elida wins a top prize of US$ 1.1 Million.
The fourth New Mexico Hot Lotto jackpot winners are Bill and Janet Swann from Ruidoso who claim US$ 3.54 Million on January 25th from the draw that took place on January 16th.
On January 31st the NM Lottery begins selling its first lottery tickets for the New Mexico Mega Millions – as a result of the cross-selling agreement made between the Mega Millions Consortium and the MUSL – Multi-State Lottery Association made in October 2009.
On February 4th – a US$ 1 Million Powerball win is claimed by Eduardo Vasquez from Albuquerque. Eduardo had won US$ 200,000 playing in the January 30th draw and had his prize multiplied by 5 times as he had played using the POWERPLAY option.
March 3rd sees one of the first New Mexico Mega Millions wins – when John Gonzales from Tucson and Raul Gomez from Riswell wins US$ 10,000.
May 26th sees the largest NM Mega Millions prize won to date when E. Streett from Bisque Farms wins US$ 40,000.
The biggest Roadruner Cash jackpot produced to date was won on October 28th by Carlos Solis from Albuquerque and Mary Virgili from Ohkay Owingeh when it reached US$ 890,000.
Net proceeds raised by the New Mexico Lottery go right back to the citizens of New Mexico State – with all monies going towards the area of education within New Mexico.
Monies raised by the New Mexico Lottery through their Legislative Lottery Scholarships have enabled in excess of 61,000 students to attend public colleges, universities and technical colleges throughout New Mexico.
These Lottery Success Scholarships are now the sole recipient of New Mexico Lottery net profits. Prior to 2002 – proceeds were split with 40% going towards the Lottery Scholarships and 60% going towards supplementing the funding for infrastructure at Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools.
Since the New Mexico Lottery was first launched back in 1996 – more than US$ 442 Million has been raised and put towards education within New Mexico.
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