Powerball® Jackpot Raised to $960 Million

ALBUQUERQUE –The estimated Powerball® jackpot for the Saturday, September 30, 2023 draw is now $960 million.

This is the 4th largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. lottery history.  In fact, the only Powerball jackpots that rank higher are above the billion-dollar mark. And yes – it was just over two months ago that Powerball reached $1.08 billion.

Despite the proximity to the last big jackpot, players should keep in mind that Powerball is a game of chance. There is no way to predict when it may grow this large again.

That being said, New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden reminds players, “Please remember to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket for a chance to win.”

If the jackpot is hit in New Mexico, it will be the sixth time the Powerball jackpot has been won in New Mexico. It would also be the largest jackpot won in New Mexico.

New Mexico Lottery players have until 8:00 p.m. MT on Saturday to buy tickets for the September 30th Powerball draw.

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.

On June 25, 2023, the New Mexico Lottery introduced an add-on feature for the game, Powerball Double Play®. For an additional $1 per play, players have a chance to match their Powerball numbers in a second drawing for a chance to win up to $10 million. This drawing occurs after the regular Powerball draw on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Legislative Lottery Scholarships

Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised more than $1 billion for education and more than 144,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. 

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