ALBUQUERQUE – The estimated Powerball jackpot for tonight’s September 27, 2021 draw is now $545 Million.
If the jackpot 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. This is the 10th highest jackpot in Powerball game history and the highest the Powerball jackpot has been since January, when dueling jackpot runs produced a $731.1 million Powerball jackpot and a $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
In August, Powerball added a third weekly draw night on Mondays to produce bigger jackpots, generate faster-growing jackpots, increase the number of cash prizes and jackpots awarded to players and increase contributions to funding vital public programs and services in each jurisdiction where the Powerball game is sold.
New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden said, “The addition of Monday night Powerball draws has been successful. The jackpots are growing faster, which in turn increases dollars raised for New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship recipients.”
New Mexico Lottery players have until 8:00 p.m. MT tonight to buy tickets for the next Powerball drawing.
Powerball First Millionaire of the Year Promotion
Players also have a few more days to enter for their chance to become the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year. To participate, players purchase $6 in New Mexico Lottery Powerball on ONE ticket to receive an entry coupon with an entry code that they can enter at nmlottery.com. Players will receive double entry coupons for purchases made during the promotion on Mondays. The entry deadline is Thursday, September 30, 2021.
How to Play Powerball
Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold. Drawings are broadcast live from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. Powerball drawings are also live streamed online at Powerball.com.
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $913 million for education and more than 134,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.