Lottery History

2017

December 15 Higher Education Department announces that more than 116,500 students have received Legislative Lottery Scholarships to attend college since 1996. More than 66,000 of those students have...

2016

December 13 Abdel (Joe) Manasra of Albuquerque claimed $72,500 in Pick 3 prizes. This is a record Pick 3 prize for any one New Mexico player for one drawing. It consists of 145 winning tickets for...

2015

October 30 Leo Castillo of Crownpoint claims a $1 million Powerball prize from the October 21 drawing. His lucky Powerball ticket was purchased at Love’s Country Store #257 at I-40 and Horizon Blvd....

2014

December 1 Higher Education Department announces that more than 97,000 students have received Legislative Lottery Scholarships to attend college since 1996. More than 48,700 of those students have...

2013

December 4 Lottery Board of Directors appoints David Barden Interim CEO. November 13 Lottery Board of Directors appoints Sylvia A. Jaramillo Acting CEO. November Higher Education Department...

2012

December 20 Marjorie McDaniel of Farmington claims a $1 Million Powerball prize. The winning numbers were drawn November 28, 2012. Marjorie's lucky ticket was purchased at 7-2-11 Store No. 42...

2011

November Lottery profits for education break the $500 million mark. October Higher Education Department announces that more than 75,300 students have received Legislative Lottery Scholarships to...

2010

Dec 8 Lottery launches Facebook page and a free Very Important Players (VIP) Club October Higher Education Department announces that more than 68,000 students have received Legislative Lottery...

2009

November 23 Elida resident Aurbra King wins New Mexico's third Hot Lotto jackpot, claiming $1.1 million. The winning numbers were drawn on November 18. October 4 Roadrunner Cash changes. Starting...

2008

November 16 The New Mexico Lottery turns on a new gaming system designed to provide better service and more information to players while reducing Lottery operating expenses. October 3 Nine Roswell...

2007

December 31 Lottery draws winning raffle tickets for $625,000 in prizes. October 28 Lottery launches New Year's Eve Raffle game. October Higher Education Department announces that more than 48,000...

2006

November 21 Roadrunner Cash reaches record prize of $687,000; the prize was claimed Dec. 1 by three players from Albuquerque & Edgewood. November 12 Lottery launches Hot Lotto, a multi-state...

2005

December 17 A lifelong Otero County resident claims a $390,000 Roadrunner Cash prize, the largest won by one player. November 21 Lottery Board of Directors appoints Tom Romero Interim CEO; Romero...

2004

December For the first time in New Mexico, Power Play multiplies a second-place Powerball prize to $400,000. October 28 At $340,000, two Tijeras neighbors win the second-largest Roadrunner Cash...

2003

October 27 Roadrunner Cash starting top prize increases to $20,000; TV drawings feature animated characters. June 30 Lottery ends Fiscal Year 2003 with record gross sales of $133.6 million and...

2002

December 25 Powerball reaches record jackpot of $315 million. August 30 Lottery profits raised for education break mark of $150 million. October 9 Powerball game revises with new matrix (5/53 +...

2001

December Bob Eubanks, host of "Powerball - The Game Show," makes promotional appearances in Albuquerque and Las Cruces. November First $10 Scratcher, "Lucky Luminarias," launches with $100,000 top...

2000

November 30 Fourteen players from Albuquerque claim New Mexico's first Powerball jackpot of $131 million. The winning numbers were drawn on November 29. November Lottery profits raised for education...

1999

November 1 Roadrunner Cash drawings expand to six nights a week. September 20 Lottery Board of Directors appoints Gary Bratcher Interim CEO. June 30 Lottery ends Fiscal Year 1999 with record gross...

1998

November 3 Richard Beasley of Farmington claims the first $500,000 Mega Match 4 top prize October 19 Mega Match 4 launches July 29 Powerball sets sales record of $4.1 million for jackpot worth...

1997

November 2 Powerball game revises with new matrix (5/49 + 1/42) and prize structure. September 23 Lottery Board of Directors appoints David Miller CEO. August New Mexico Commission on Higher...

1996

October 20 Powerball launches; Governor Johnson buys first ticket. August 1 In its first distribution of net profits, the Lottery returns $6.2 million to the State. July 11 Lottery repays in full...

1995

November 20 Ralph Decker, the Lottery's first CEO, reports for work. August 14 Governor Johnson announces appointments to the Lottery Board of Directors. April 5 Governor Gary Johnson signs Senate...