ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Lottery is giving away Mega Millions® tickets to its players, according to a lottery news release.
Today through Nov. 22, Mega Millions players will get one free quick-pick ticket for buying a $5 Mega Millions wager, the release said. The $5 purchase can include any combination of plays, such as multiple wagers for the same drawing, wagers for future drawings, or the Megaplier feature to multiply non-jackpot prizes — as long as everything is printed on the same ticket.
When the qualifying purchase is made, the free quick-pick ticket will print automatically from the store terminal, according to the release.
Mega Millions® is a drawing game played by 45 lotteries in the United States, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the New Mexico Lottery joined the game in January 2010.
Drawings occur on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 p.m. Mountain Time, and tickets can be bought on drawings nights until 8:45 p.m. Mountain Time.
Jackpots begin at $12 million, and the game hit a record $390 million jackpot in March 2007.
The jackpot in tonight’s drawing is $78 million, the New Mexico Lottery said.