New Mexico Lottery

The New Mexico Lottery is run by the government of New Mexico. It is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). Its games include Mega Millions, Powerball, Pick3, and Roadrunner Cash. [1].

The New Mexico Lottery Authority is separate from the New Mexico government. A seven-person board of directors appointed by the Government of New Mexico operates the Lottery, which has oversight from the Legislative Finance Committee.[1]

New Mexico requires lottery players to be at least 18.

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Notable prizes

The largest prize to date won on a ticket bought in New Mexico was for the Powerball drawing on September 27, 2008. The ticket was worth $206.9 million, payable in 30 annual payments (increasing by 4 percent yearly), or about $102.9 million cash value.

Pick 3

Pick 3 is played Mondays through Saturdays; prices, prizes, and options vary.

Roadrunner Cash

Roadrunner Cash also is played Mondays through Saturdays. It draws 5 numbers from 1 to 37. The jackpot starts at $25,000, increasing if there is 5-of-5 winner.

Hot Lotto (multi-lottery game)

Hot Lotto, is played in 15 lotteries including New Mexico's; it is drawn Wednesdays and Saturdays. It draws five white mumbers from 1 through 39, and one orange "Hot Ball" from 1 through 19. The jackpot begins at $1 million, increasing by at least $50,000 if there is no top prize winner. Hot Lotto also has an option called Sizzler (similar to Powerball's PowerPlay); it triples non-jackpot prizes.

Powerball (multi-lottery game)

Since 1996, New Mexico has been a member of MUSL. Powerball's jackpots begin at $20 million; it is drawn Wednesday and Saturday nights.

Mega Millions (multi-lottery game)

On October 13, 2009 the Mega Millions consortium and MUSL reached an agreement in principle to cross-sell Mega Millions and Powerball in U.S. lottery jurisdictions. On October 27, 2009, a special meeting was held by the Lottery Board of Directors; it voted in favor of adding Mega Millions. The Lottery began selling Mega Millions tickets on January 31, 2010.

Former games

4 This Way

4 This Way! ended in 2007. It was a pick-4 game that was played differently than other pick-4 games.

References

  1. ^ "[http://www.nmlottery.com/faq.aspx#q1 Search Frequently Asked Questions Begin typing keywords here to search:Frequently Asked Questions > Is the Lottery a state agency?]." New Mexico State Lottery. Retrieved on July 27, 2010.

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