|Game||Draw Date||Results||Next Drawing Date|
|Powerball||03/05/2014||03-07-09-26-54, Powerball: 19, Power Play: 2||03/08/2014|
|MEGA Millions||03/07/2014||11-13-51-57-69, Mega Ball: 01||03/11/2014|
|Hot Lotto||03/05/2014||03-04-08-25-47, Hot Ball: 17||03/08/2014|
When you play the New Mexico lottery, you should know that lotteries are not something new. In fact, they have existed since colonial times. The record of the first lottery was actually in 1490 and early lotteries were used to create revenue to help support the colonial army. Since 1490, lotteries have been used to help build Princeton, Harvard, and Yale, as well as the roof of the Capitol Building. The New Mexico lottery, however, although it has a shorter history, is no less important a source of funding for the state.
The New Mexico Lottery is one of the younger state lotteries in the United States. The New Mexico Lottery was approved and developed in April of 1995, when Governor Gary Johnson signed a Bill approving the development of a state lottery.
On August 14th of that same year, the Governor appointed the members of the Lottery Board and Ralph Decker became the first CEO of the New Mexico Lottery.
On April 8, 1996, the first instant win scratch tickets were sold to the public. The New Mexico Lottery ended its first partial fiscal year on June 30, 1996 with sales of $28.5 million and a profit of $6.3 million. The lottery used these profits to pay off its initial start-up costs of $2.8 million.
On August 1, 1996, the New Mexico Lottery made it first allocation of proceeds to the state, totaling $6.2 million. A few short months later, on October 20, 1996, Powerball launched in the state of New Mexico and the Governor was the first to purchase a ticket.
Throughout its short years in existence, the New Mexico Lottery has experienced great growth. Like most state lotteries, they now offer multiple instant win scratch-off games and lotto-type games. In addition to state lottery games, New Mexico also participates in both the Powerball and the Mega Millions games on the National level.
Where the proceeds are allocated for the state lottery is often the driving point behind getting voter approval in the first place. Typically the proceeds go to fund multiple state initiatives, such as funding education programs or funding programs to help people with gambling addictions.
After allocations are made to maintain the New Mexico Lottery and money is set aside in reserve for prize payouts to winner, one hundred percent of the proceeds that are left from the New Mexico lottery go towards support education initiatives in the state of New Mexico. This is done through Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
Since 1996, more than 61,000 students have been able to attend public universities, trade schools, and colleges to get the education they may never have had the chance for otherwise, as more than $449 million has been raised for lottery-funded scholarships in New Mexico.
Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning number information on this web page, mistakes can occur. In the event of any discrepancies, New Mexico State laws and New Mexico Lottery regulations will prevail. Lottery data is provided for entertainment and informational purposes only. SuperMedia does not condone or encourage the practice of gambling by providing this information. If you or someone you love have a gambling problem, learn more through Gamblers Anonymous.
One of the most notable winners of a jackpot prize from the state of New Mexico is Aurbra King. King is a 71 year old resident from Elida, New Mexico who has 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. King did not discover until 48 hours after the Hot Lotto drawing for a jackpot of $1.1 million that he had won. His children pointed out to him that the state lottery was looking for the jackpot winner and, when he checked his number,s it was him. King took a lump sum payment of $720,000 and planned to share it with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
As King's story proved, you have to check your ticket to know if you are a winner. Fortunately, you can find the New Mexico winning lottery numbers at Superpages.com. You can also find more New Mexico lottery information at the official New Mexico state lottery website.