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New Mexico Lottery Player Claims $3.52 Million Lotto America® Jackpot Prize

Albuquerque – Neil Cochran of Albuquerque claimed a $3.52 million Lotto America® jackpot at New Mexico Lottery headquarters on November 7, 2023. The winning ticket matched all five White Ball numbers of 8, 11, 23, 47, 48 and Star Ball number 4 from the November 4, 2023, Lotto America draw. This is the first time a New Mexico Lottery player has won the Lotto America jackpot. Mr. Cochran purchased his ticket at Speedway #9093 at 6570 Paradise Blvd. NW in Albuquerque. It was the only winning jackpot ticket for that draw. A store employee introduced the Lotto America game to the winner. “He told me it had better odds that Powerball® and Mega Millions®, and it was just $1,” said Cochran. While players often select a Quick Pick, allowing the terminal to generate random numbers on their tickets, Mr. Cochran said he had a premonition about his numbers and picked his own. And, because he didn’t know which game to play the numbers on, he bought all three big jackpot games: Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto America. He played the exact same numbers on all three games. Joined by his girlfriend and mom, Mr. Cochran shared that his mom initially did not believe them when he and his girlfriend told her he won. His mother said, “I thought they were pulling a prank.”  As we loaded the giant check in his car, we could tell she certainly believes it now.