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October 24, 2013
Lottery Communications Office
Roadrunner Cash® Jackpot Reaches Record $725,000
Ticket Sales End at 9:30 p.m. MT
albuquerque – The jackpot in tonight’s Roadrunner Cash® drawing is a record $725,000.
New Mexico Lottery players have until 9:30 p.m. MT to buy tickets for tonight’s drawing.
How to Play
Roadrunner Cash is played only in New Mexico. Players choose five numbers between 1 and 37 or they can ask for a “quick pick” set of numbers chosen randomly by the lottery’s gaming system.
The odds of matching all five winning numbers to land the jackpot are 1 in approximately 436,000.
In addition to the jackpot, there are prizes of $200, $5 and $1. The overall odds of winning a Roadrunner Cash prize are 1 in approximately 8.
Tickets are $1 per play. Drawings are held Mondays through Saturdays.
In Roadrunner Cash, the starting jackpot is $25,000.
The previous record prize of $687,000 was won in November 2006 by a three-person pool. The winners were Clint Marksberry of Edgewood and Albuquerque residents Rick Lajeunesse and F. Long.
In May 2012, Tyrone resident David Tulloch won a $515,000 jackpot.
Paul Mathews of San Jose won a $502,000 jackpot in May 2010.
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
All profits from the sale of New Mexico Lottery games fund an in-state college tuition assistance program. Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $580 million for education and more than 82,600 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.
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