November 16

The New Mexico Lottery turns on a new gaming system designed to provide better service and more information to players while reducing Lottery operating expenses.

October 3

Nine Roswell residents claim a $206.9 million prize, New Mexico’s largest Powerball jackpot ever. The winning ticket was drawn on September 27.


Higher Education Department announces that more than 54,000 students have received Legislative Lottery Scholarships since 1996.

August 15

Joseph Baca of Las Vegas claims a $1 million Powerball prize multiplied from $200,000 by Power Play. The winning numbers were drawn on August 9.

June 30

New Mexico Lottery prizes won by players surpass $1 billion.

Lottery ends Fiscal Year 2008 with gross sales of $147.8 million and record profit of $40.8 million.

February 11

Albuquerque resident David Fort wins New Mexico’s second Hot Lotto jackpot, claiming $5.6 million. The winning numbers were drawn on February 9.

January 3

Lottery introduces “Sizzler” multiplier feature to Hot Lotto.