New Mexico Lottery Numbers and Results
Looking for New Mexico Lottery Numbers and Results? Former governor Gary Johson authorized the The New Mexico Lottery in 1995, and the first tickets went on sale in 1996. Click here to see the latest New Mexico lottery numbers and results.
By the end of its first year, the lottery made over $6 million in profits. Also in 1996, the New Mexico Lottery added Powerball to its offerings. The lottery debuted Roadrunner Cash, a state jackpot game with nightly draws, in 1998.
The state then added Mega Millions in 2010, and Lotto America in 2017. Proceeds from the New Mexico Lottery go toward education in the state and are used to help cover tuition costs at public state colleges.
How long do I have to collect my winnings?
You have 90 days from the date of the draw to claim your winnings.
Can I remain anonymous if I win a lottery prize?
No. Your name, area of residence, and the amount you won is public record in New Mexico. We suggest that you consult a lawyer before claiming any big prizes, however, as it may be possible to claim your prize through a trust to retain anonymity.
Are New Mexico Lottery prizes taxable?
Yes. Lottery winnings in New Mexico are subject to both state and federal income taxes. The New Mexico Lottery reports lottery winnings over $600 to the IRS and withholds state and federal taxes for certain prizes. Check our Tax Information section for further details.
What happens if my ticket is lost, damaged, or stolen?
The New Mexico Lottery is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen tickets. Keep lottery tickets in a safe place. Signing your ticket helps prove you own it in case you lose it.
What lottery games can I play in New Mexico?
There are several daily and jackpot draw games available in New Mexico: Pick 3 Plus, Pick 4 Plus, Lotto America, Powerball, Mega Millions, and Roadrunner Cash.
How old do I have to be to play the New Mexico Lottery?
You must be 18 or older to purchase and redeem lottery tickets.
Can I buy lottery tickets in advance?
Yes. For all lottery games, you can purchase tickets in advance for consecutive draws. Check our Advanced Draws section for more information.
Can I purchase tickets by mail, online, or by phone?
No. You must buy tickets from a licensed lottery retailer.
Where do the New Mexico Lottery funds go?
In New Mexico, proceeds from lottery ticket sales go toward the state’s Lottery Tuition Fund, which provides scholarships to students attending state colleges.
Here’s the process for claiming New Mexico Lottery prizes.
To claim your prize in person call (505) 342-7561 to schedule an appointment.
To claim a prize by mail, send the signed winning ticket and a completed claim form to:
New Mexico Lottery
P.O. Box 93190
Albuquerque, NM 87199-3190
Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.
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