Mega Millions® Springs into Top 10 Highest Jackpots in US History

ALBUQUERQUE – The Mega Millions® jackpot for the first day of Spring on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, is an estimated $875 million. This is the 6th highest Mega Millions jackpot in the game’s history and the 10th largest jackpot in US History.

And tonight’s March 18, 2024, Powerball® jackpot is an estimated $645 million. If the Powerball 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.

Players should keep in mind that Lottery games are games of chance.

New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden shared, “It’s exciting to see these jackpots grow to levels that generate player excitement and help raise funds for New Mexico students through ticket sales. However, please only play what you can afford. It only takes one ticket for a chance to win.”

How to Play Mega Millions

Mega Millions tickets are $2 per play. Players can multiply their non-jackpot prizes 2 to 5 times with Megaplier® for an additional $1 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held at 9:00 PM Mountain Time on Tuesdays and Fridays.

How to Play Powerball

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Players can multiply their non-jackpot prizes with Power Play® for an additional $1 per play. Plus, New Mexico now offers 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. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Drawings are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 8:59 PM Mountain Time.

Legislative Lottery Scholarships

Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised more than $1 billion for education and more than 149,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.

More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available here at 

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