November 3

Richard Beasley of Farmington claims the first $500,000 Mega Match 4 top prize

October 19

Mega Match 4 launches

July 29

Powerball sets sales record of $4.1 million for jackpot worth $295.7 million

July 27

Roadrunner Cash drawings expand to four nights a week

July 1

Lottery implements retailer bonus for selling jackpot-winning and $100,000-winning Powerball tickets.

June 30

Lottery ends Fiscal Year 1998 with record gross sales of $85.4 million and profit of $20.1 million.

June 15

Lottery puts up first Powerball jackpot billboard; it is located in Albuquerque.

February 10

Lottery televises first Roadrunner Cash drawing; Nadine Guillén hosts.

February 6

Roadrunner Cash launches; State Senator Roman Maes buys first ticket.

January 15

“Trucks & Bucks” Scratcher launches.