New Mexico Joins Mega Millions

New Mexico Joins Mega Millions

POSTED: Monday, February 1, 2010 - 11:45am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:26pm

New Mexico (AP) Mega Millions lottery tickets are on sale in New Mexico for the first time.

New Mexicans who buy the lottery tickets are eligible for a drawing Tuesday.

Drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays.

For a dollar, a player chooses five numbers and a Mega Ball number. Matching all six numbers win the jackpot.

The highest Mega Millions jackpot to date is $390 million.

Revenue generated from lottery tickets go to support the New Mexico Lottery Success Scholarship.

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