ALBUQUERQUE – Check your Mega Millions® tickets! One lucky New Mexico Lottery player has a $1 million winning ticket from the August 18, 2017 draw.
The winning numbers for the Mega Millions August 18, 2017 draw were: 1, 31, 34, 40, 75 and a Mega Ball of 6. The Mega Millions jackpot was a mere $20 Million that night. It just goes to show you – the jackpot doesn’t have to be massive for a life-changing win.
All drawing game prizes must be claimed within 90 days from the date of the drawing or the first business day after the 90th day if the Lottery is not open for business.
Powerball is Live at the Water Cooler
Meanwhile – if you’re holding out for an epic jackpot – you’d better pick up a Powerball® ticket. Wednesday’s jackpot is a massive $650 Million. (That’s more than half a BILLION for those of you following the ‘B’ word.) It’s also the third-largest U.S. prize in history.
If the $650 million prize lands in New Mexico, it will beat the state’s previous record jackpot of $206.9 million shared by nine Powerball players from the Roswell area in September 2008.
New Mexico Lottery players have until 8:00 p.m. MT Wednesday night to buy tickets for the 9:00 p.m. drawing. Tickets are $2 per wager.
The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are approximately 1 in 292 million. The odds of winning any Powerball prize are approximately 1 in 25.
The record Powerball jackpot of $1.58 billion was shared by players in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $738.7 million for education and more than 109,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.
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