Friday’s Mega Millions® Jackpot reaches nearly $1 Billion

ALBUQUERQUE – The estimated Mega Millions® jackpot for Friday, January 6, 2023, is $940 million.

If the jackpot is hit, it would be the 4th largest jackpot win in Mega Millions history. In the game’s 20-year history, the Mega Millions jackpot has only reached this height on three previous occasions.

New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden said, “What a fun way to start 2023! Just remember to have fun and play responsibly. It only takes one ticket for a chance to win.”

New Mexico Lottery players have until 8:45 p.m. MT Friday, January 6th to buy tickets for the next Mega Millions drawing.

About Mega Millions

Mega Millions tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Proceeds from the sale of Mega Millions tickets support a wide variety of good causes. In New Mexico, 100% of net proceeds fund the Legislative Lottery Scholarship fund.

Legislative Lottery Scholarships

Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $970 million for education and more than 139,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.

More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at