ALBUQUERQUE – The estimated Powerball® jackpot for tonight’s Monday, January 3, 2022 draw has been raised to $540 Million.
New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden said, “It’s exciting to have such a big jackpot at the start of a new year. We are grateful for this opportunity for our players and the opportunity to raise more dollars for the Legislative Lottery Scholarship fund.”
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.
It’s been a big year for Powerball. 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.
The Powerball jackpot was hit six times in 2021. Two were in the top five largest Powerball jackpots in the game’s history.
New Mexico Lottery players have until 8:00 p.m. MT to buy tickets for tonight’s January 3rd Powerball drawing.
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 $923 million for education and more than 134,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at nmlottery.com.