New Mexico Lottery Games

GamePrize TypeNumbersSale Closes
Pick 3 DayTop Prize3 from 0-91:00 p.m.
Pick 3 EveningTop Prize3 from 0-99:30 p.m.
Pick 4 DayTop Prize4 from 0-91:00 p.m.
Pick 4 EveningTop Prize4 from 0-99:30 p.m.
Roadrunner CashJackpot5 from 1-379:30 p.m.
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-268:00 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-258:45 p.m.
Lotto AmericaJackpot5 from 1-52 + 1 from 1-108:00 p.m.

Game Schedule

Pick 3 Day1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Pick 3 Evening9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Pick 4 Day1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Pick 4 Evening9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Roadrunner Cash9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Powerball8:59 p.m.8:59 p.m.
Mega Millions9:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Lotto America9:15 p.m.9:15 p.m.

*All times are displayed in New Mexico local time.

Advance Draws

The number of consecutive draws each New Mexico State Lottery games allows you to play:

GameAdvanced Draws
Pick 3 Dayup to 14
Pick 3 Eveningup to 14
Pick 4 Dayup to 14
Pick 4 Eveningup to 14
Roadrunner Cashup to 14
Powerballup to 20
Mega Millionsup to 20
Lotto Americaup to 20

Tax Information

New Mexico Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents. 

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax6.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax24.0%

If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, New Mexico Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax6.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax30.0%

New Mexico lottery

About the New Mexico Lottery

The New Mexico State Lottery was created one year before Jeff Bezos became a millionaire. Jeff was born in New Mexico, and if you want to know what it is like to make what Jeff makes in a day or a week, playing the New Mexico Lottery is the way to go.

Playing the lottery in New Mexico also means contributing to education in that state, including bursaries for school leavers. The most popular games are Mega Millions and Powerball. Other games like Lotto America, Roadrunner Cash, Lucky Numbers Bingo, Pick 3, Pick 4, and scratch 

games are also pretty popular.

New Mexico Lottery FAQ

Players 18 and older and present in New Mexico can buy a ticket or New Mexico lottery scratch card at a participating retailer. Online sales are not possible. There is a handy New Mexico Lottery app that acts as a New Mexico lottery ticket scanner and provides information on New Mexico lottery codes.


A My Rewards account lets you scan non-winning tickets, check New Mexico lottery results, and keep track of draws.

Lottery in New Mexico offers seven different games. Interestingly, there is no New Mexico lottery Lucky for Life game on offer. The popular statewide games of Powerball and Mega Millions are available, as well as some other notable titles:


Lotto America – Choose five numbers from 1-52

Roadrunner Cash – Choose five numbers from 1-37

Lucky Numbers Bingo – Choose from ten lucky numbers to match bingo patterns

Pick 4 – Choose four numbers from 0-9

Pick 3 – Choose three numbers from 0-9

When a player checks the New Mexico lottery results and finds a prize up to $600 was won, that prize may be claimed from a participating retailer or through the mail.  Prizes over $600 must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters, or through the mail using a claim form.

The New Mexico Lottery numbers need to match your selection. For instance, Lotto America requires a player to pick five numbers between 1-52. The objective is to predict which five numbers will appear in the draw. Smaller cash prizes can also be won with as little as two New Mexico Lottery winning numbers.

The odds of winning the New Mexico lottery Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million. For the New Mexico Lottery Powerball, it is 1 in 175 million. Other odds are as follows:


Lotto America – 1 in 26 million

Roadrunner Cash – 1 in 435,897

Lucky Numbers Bingo – 1 in 3.35

Pick 4 – 10 000

Pick 3 – 1 in 1000

The luckiest ticket bought in New Mexico was a Powerball ticket that won $206.9 million in 2008. The winner(s) chose to stay anonymous.

The results of the New Mexico lottery become available as follows:


Lotto America: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:15 pm

Roadrunner Cash: Daily at 9:30 pm

Lucky Numbers Bingo: Daily every four minutes

Pick 4 and Pick 3: 1:30 pm and 9:30 pm

If your New Mexico lottery scratch card didn’t win or missed out on the New Mexico lottery winning numbers, New Mexico Lottery Second Chance may come to the rescue. Non-winning scratchers, Roadrunner Cash, and Pick 3 tickets can be scanned using the New Mexico lottery app or website. Each month, $5 000 cash and 300 win points are awarded.

New Mexico lottery winners pay a state tax of 6%. On top of that, federal taxes are payable. These have a top tier of 37%.

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