How much will I pay in taxes if I win the NM Lottery?
Prizes greater than $5,000 are subject to a 6% state tax and 24% federal tax withholding.
How long does it take to receive NM Lottery winnings?
For prizes of $100,000 or greater, it typically takes three business days to process the claim from the time the claim is received, but please allow at least two weeks to make sure the claim is received.
Can I buy a NM Lottery ticket online?
At this time, tickets must be purchased at an authorized retailer.
About the New Mexico Lottery
On April 5, 1995, Governor Gary Johnson signed Senate Bill 853, creating the New Mexico Lottery Authority. By the end of the first fiscal year, the NM Lottery hit $28 million in sales and generated over $6 million in profits. 100% of the New Mexico Lottery’s net proceeds benefit education within the state.
Information on responsible gaming and problem gaming is available. Or call 1-800-522-4700.
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