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How to Play

Where can I buy Lottery tickets?

Lottery tickets are available at many grocery, gas and convenience stores.

Can I play the New Mexico Lottery if I live in another state?

While visiting New Mexico, travelers can purchase New Mexico Lottery games from Lottery retailers across the state and bring the tickets back to their home state or country. Currently, no Lottery can sell tickets over the Internet or by mail across state lines or the U.S. national border. Any Internet lottery site that purports to sell tickets or "shares" for games such as Powerball is operating illegally.

What is "Lotto Combo™"?

Lotto Combo

Ask for Lotto Combo™ and get all 4 games:

  • TWO - $2 Powerball tickets
  • TWO - $2 Mega Millions tickets
  • ONE - $1 Lotto America ticket
  • ONE - $1 Roadrunner Cash ticket

Each ticket consists of a Quick Pick play for the game’s next available drawing.

How do I play Powerball?

Click here to learn how to play Powerball.

What is Power Play?

Click here to learn about Powerball Power Play.

How do I play Mega Millions?

Click here to learn how to play Mega Millions.

What is Megaplier?

Click here to learn about Mega Millions Megaplier.

How do I play Just the Jackpot?

Click here to learn how to play Just the Jackpot.

How do I play Lotto America?

Click here to learn how to play Lotto America.

What is All Star Bonus?

Click here to learn about Lotto America All Star Bonus.

How do I play Roadrunner Cash?

Click here to learn how to play Roadrunner Cash.

How do I play Pick 3?

Click here to learn how to play Pick 3.

How do I play Pick 4?

Click here to learn how to play Pick 4.

How do I play Scratchers?

Click here to learn how to play Scratchers.

What happens when I choose a "Quick Pick"?

When a player asks for a Quick Pick, the player's numbers are randomly selected by the Lottery computer system.

What Are "Overall Odds"?

To determine the overall odds of a Scratcher game, take the number of tickets in a game and divide it by the total number of prizes in that same game. For example, 100 tickets divided by 25 winners equals overall odds of 1 in 4.

If the "overall odds of winning a prize" in a game are 1 in 4, this does not mean that there is an automatic winner within every 4 consecutive tickets. Prizes are distributed randomly throughout the total game and there is no pattern as to where they will occur. It's all a matter of luck and that's what makes it fun!

What is a second-chance drawing?

Second-chance drawings are opportunities for players to enter their non-winning New Mexico Lottery tickets for a second chance to win cash or merchandise prizes. Information about second-chance drawings is available at nmlottery.com, Lottery retailers, the New Mexico Lottery My Rewards Player Loyalty Program web page, and the “NMLottery Official App” on smart devices.

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