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Valles Caldera

2002

December 25

Powerball reaches record jackpot of $315 million.

August 30

Lottery profits raised for education break mark of $150 million.

October 9

Powerball game revises with new matrix (5/53 + 1/42) and prize structure.

October 5

"Powerball Instant Millionaire" debuts, replacing "Powerball - The Game Show." The show host is Todd Newton.

June 30

Lottery ends Fiscal Year 2002 with record gross sales of $129.5 million and record profit of $29.6 million.

May

Higher Education Department announces that more than 22,000 students have received Lottery Scholarships since 1996.

February 22

New Mexico's second Powerball jackpot winner, Isabell Delgado of Las Cruces, claims her $32 million prize. The winning numbers were drawn on February 20.

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