Powerball® First Millionaire of the Year Promotion Returns to New Mexico


Updated 9/2/20

ALBUQUERQUE – Starting today, New Mexico Lottery players can enter for a chance to become the Powerball® First Millionaire of the Year.

This is the second year the promotion has been offered. Last year, New Mexico player Cecil Royce of Albuquerque was one of five lucky finalists from across the country appearing on stage in New York City in the running for a chance to win $1 million.

To enter in New Mexico, players must purchase a minimum of $6 in Powerball plays on one ticket to receive an entry coupon. Then they must enter the serial number from their coupon on the promotion entry site, available at nmlottery.com, by September 30, 2020.

Eight New Mexico players will be selected as semi-finalists. Each will win $400 cash and $600 in New Mexico Lottery Scratchers and be entered into a finalist drawing, with players from all participating lotteries across the country, in which five finalists will win their choice of a trip to New York City (subject to change for alternative arrangements) or a deluxe Party@Home package to celebrate New Year’s Eve and an entry into the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year $1 Million drawing occurring just after midnight on the broadcast of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve!

Details and entry for the First Powerball Millionaire of the Year Promotion can be found at nmlottery.com.

Legislative Lottery Scholarships

All profits from the sale of New Mexico Lottery games fund an in-state college tuition assistance program. Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $863 million for education and more than 128,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.

More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.

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