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Winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $200M sold in N.M.

PowerballPowerball: Winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $200M sold in N.M.

Largest Powerball prize ever in New Mexico

Lottery offers advice to winner

The New Mexico Lottery announced Saturday that it sold the winning ticket for the $200 million Powerball jackpot prize drawn earlier that evening.

It was the only winning ticket nationwide.

The massive jackpot is the largest Powerball prize ever won in New Mexico.

The winning numbers were 13, 24, 29, 40, 52 and the red Powerball number was 29.  The Power Play number was 4.

The numbers were drawn Saturday evening at 8:59 p.m. Mountain Time at Powerball headquarters in Iowa. The jackpot carries a pre-tax estimated annuitized jackpot of $206.9 million or a pre-tax cash value of approximately $102.9 million.

The winner can select either cash or an annuity option at the time the claim is filed.

Also in Saturday's drawing, prizes of $200,000 and $40,000 were won in New Mexico, as well as four prizes of $10,000 each.

Nationwide, a total of 18 tickets won the second prize of $200,000, and three of those tickets were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the total payout to $400,000 for those three tickets.

The second prize tickets included 1 from Arizona, 1 from Colorado, 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Idaho, 1 from Indiana (purchased with Power Play), 1 from Iowa, 1 from Kentucky, 1 from Louisiana, 1 from Missouri, 3 from North Carolina, 1 from New Mexico, 4 from Pennsylvania (2 of which were purchased with Power Play), and 1 from Tennessee.

Advice for the Ticket Holder

New Mexico Lottery officials make the following recommendations to the holder(s) of the winning jackpot ticket:

  • Sign the ticket immediately since it is a bearer instrument.
  • Meet with an attorney and/or financial advisor before coming to lottery headquarters to claim the jackpot.
  • Call the Lottery Security Division to provide basic identifying information about the ticket and its purchase and to make an appointment to either claim the prize at lottery headquarters in Albuquerque or to present the winning ticket and discuss various options prior to filing the claim.

Since Powerball was launched in the state of New Mexico in October 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has had four other multi-million dollar jackpots:

  • The state's first Powerball jackpot was claimed on Nov. 30, 2000 by a group of 14 Sandia National Laboratory employees who shared $131 million.
  • On Feb. 22, 2002, Isabell Delgado of Las Cruces won a Powerball jackpot of $32 million.
  • John San Cartier, an airman from Kirtland Air Force base, collected a $93.4 million Powerball jackpot on Aug. 19, 2005.
  • Felipe Piña of Los Ojos claimed $62.8 million on May 23, 2007.

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Posted: September 28, 2008, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

Great story. Good to see N.M. got a winning ticket of the jackpot.

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    Posted: September 28, 2008, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

    congrats to the lucky players. Can't wait to see the story on this one.

    Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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      Posted: September 28, 2008, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

      congrats to the lucky players. Can't wait to see the story on this one.

      UGG The way winners have been choosing lately, they will go anonymous, and we won't hear our story

      I'm glad they won though.  I see it's been over a year.  Remember the Lottery Changes My Life shows? There was that one guy who was like a security guard or a police officer? Can't recall.  Wasen't he from N.M.?  He won with a group for like 3M?  Wouldn't it be hoot if it were him?

      Congrats anyway..........

      Christmas will be goooooooooooood this year!Smiley Santa

      Surrender You can run, but you can't hide mighty Jackpot...surrender to me at once!

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        Posted: September 28, 2008, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

        WTG! $200 mIllion comes in handy in these trouble times.  Enjoy!

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          Posted: September 28, 2008, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

          Maybe it was Jack our old friend Rip Snorter

          Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                         I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
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            Posted: September 29, 2008, 12:23 am - IP Logged

            UGG The way winners have been choosing lately, they will go anonymous, and we won't hear our story

            I'm glad they won though.  I see it's been over a year.  Remember the Lottery Changes My Life shows? There was that one guy who was like a security guard or a police officer? Can't recall.  Wasen't he from N.M.?  He won with a group for like 3M?  Wouldn't it be hoot if it were him?

            Congrats anyway..........

            Christmas will be goooooooooooood this year!Smiley Santa

            Unfortunately, they might not have any avenue for anonymity in New Mexico, at least from e-mails a poster here received awhile back. Though it might have just been the NM lottery not wanting to encourage someone do it since then they'd lose out on the press and photo-ops.

            You can't predict random.

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              Posted: September 29, 2008, 1:39 am - IP Logged

              Congrats to whoever won! They are very lucky.

              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                Posted: September 30, 2008, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                Mabey it was the Air Force sergeant  who won $90 million or so before on Powerball.  That would be crazy....

                If it was my winning ticket I would claim it and never be heard from again.Big Smile

                 

                Article on Air Force Powerball winner:

                http://www.lotterypost.com/news/118398

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                  Posted: October 3, 2008, 1:15 am - IP Logged

                  Does anybody know where in NM this ticket was sold?

                  "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace