The estimated Powerball® jackpot for the Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, draw has been increased to $700 million.

This is the 5th largest jackpot in Powerball’s 30-year history, according to press release from NM Lottery.

“Jackpots this large do not come around often. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement about life-changing possibilities. Just remember to only play what you can afford. It only takes one ticket for a chance to win,” said New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden.

If the jackpot is hit in New Mexico, it will be the sixth time the Powerball jackpot has been won in New Mexico. It would also be the largest jackpot won in New Mexico.

New Mexico Lottery players have until 8 p.m. MT on Wednesday to buy tickets for the October 26th Powerball draw.

How to Play Powerball

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold. Drawings are broadcast live from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. Powerball drawings are also live streamed online at

Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $960 million for education and more than 139,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.

More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at