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. .
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.
New Mexico requires lottery players to be at least 18.
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 is played Mondays through Saturdays; prices, prizes, and options vary.
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.
4 This Way
4 This Way! ended in 2007. It was a pick-4 game that was played differently than other pick-4 games.
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