Lottery luck hits family second time

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Argen Duncan By Argen Duncan PNT Senior Writer aduncan@pntonline.com Less than a year after an Elida resident won $1.1 million in the New Mexico Lottery, his son and daughter have claimed their own lottery prize this week. Monica Baca of Portales and Brantley King of Elida, children of lottery winner Aurbra King of Elida, won […]

Lottery celebration planned

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Lottery plans to christen an Elida Allsup’s store a “Lucky Landmark” Tuesday to celebrate the $1.1 million Hot Lotto prize won by Elida resident Aurbra King in November. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 301 Clark, the store, where King purchased the Hot Lotto […]

Elida man wins $1.1 million in lottery

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A 71-year-old Elida man has won $1.1 million in the New Mexico Lottery. Aurbra King had the nation’s only ticket matching the winning numbers in the Nov. 18 Hot Lotto jackpot drawing, beating odds of one in almost 11 million, according to a news release from the New Mexico […]

Players aren’t only winners in New Mexico Lottery

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico For a handful of area residents, scratching, picking and rubbing has turned out to be lucrative. Curry and Roosevelt County residents won more than $3.4 million by playing the lottery in fiscal year 2009, according to the New Mexico Lottery. The numbers show about $6.3 million spent playing to […]

Clovis women win $50,000 in scratch-off games

Freedom New Mexico Two Clovis women each won $50,000 recently playing $5 scratch-off games, according to the New Mexico Lottery. Ginette F. Patton claimed a $50,000 prize with the Giant Crossword game and Mary Lujan won $50,000 playing Diamond Dazzler. Patton said she plans to pay off her vehicle loan, the lottery said. Lujan said […]

Clovis man wins $50,000 lottery prize

Freedom New Mexico Seturnino “Nino” Garduno of Clovis won $50,000 in a New Mexico Lottery scratch-off game, according to a release from the New Mexico Lottery Authority. Garduno purchased a “Diamond Dazzler” ticket last Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3280. After claiming his prize Wednesday at the state lottery office in […]

Residents lucky to have Ingle

Many, many kudos to Senate Minority Floor Leader Stuart Ingle, who co-sponsored Senate Bill 364, the lottery-reform bill that was recently signed into law. SB 364 requires the New Mexico Lottery Authority to cut its relatively high administrative and operating costs and reallocate those savings to more full-tuition college scholarships for deserving high school students. […]

Lottery enables educational endeavors

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer In December Kendall Sisneros of Albuquerque will be the first member on either side of her family to graduate from college. She said it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the Lottery Success Scholarship Program. “It’s enabled me to go to college,” said Sisneros, a history major. […]

Lottery not only way to profit from luck

By Karl Terry; PNT managing editor I’ve always had a little bit of a gambler’s streak running through me, but never the extra money or lack of common sense needed to get serious about games of chance. I’ve had more than my share of good luck, especially in raffles and other charity fund-raisers. Apparently it’s […]

ENMU: Fingers crossed over apparent shortfall in higher ed money

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University president Steven Gamble weighed in on ongoing legislation which would affect the university, such as capital outlay requests and expansion of the lottery scholarship eligibility. The New Mexico Higher Education Department is recommending $121 million for capital outlay requests throughout the state of New Mexico for higher education […]