Friday the 13th Gets Lucky with a $1.35 Billion Mega Millions® Jackpot

ALBUQUERQUE – The estimated Mega Millions® jackpot for Friday, January 13, 2023, is $1.35 billion.

Rumored as an ill-fated day and notorious for its movie title, Friday the 13th has a chance to be lucky AND memorable, if the jackpot is won.

This is the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions’ 20-year history and the third time a U.S. jackpot has eclipsed $1 billion in the last seven months.

New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden said, “Thanks to our players and the Lottery Scholarship Fund, every day is a lucky day for New Mexicans. We are hoping for a ‘Lucky’ Friday the 13th for our Mega Millions players.”

New Mexico Lottery players have until 8:45 p.m. MT Friday, January 13th 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