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Las Cruces Man Wins Truck Playing New Mexico Lottery Game

ALBUQUERQUE – An avid outdoorsman is sporting a shiny red 2014 Ford* F-150 truck that he won playing the New Mexico Lottery’s “Trucks & Bucks®Scratcher™.

David Duran of Las Cruces won the second of three truck prizes offered in the $3 game. The prize, which includes taxes and title, is valued at $52,100. The first truck prize was won in February by Albuquerque resident Sergio Gutierrez.

Duran said that since first learning to drive, he’s always had a truck.

David & Maggie Duran
“I have to have my truck,” he said. “I go camping and fishing a lot so I need a truck.”

Duran discovered his good fortune Friday evening after his wife brought home three Scratcher games.

David Duran in his new Ford F-150
“We kept looking at it,” Duran said. “We couldn’t believe it.”

Maggie Duran purchased her husband’s lucky ticket at Circle K located at 617 W. Picacho Ave. in Las Cruces. The store has sold 15 other large prize-winning tickets paying between $1,000 and $30,000.

This is the Durans’ second lottery-winning experience. The couple has two grandsons who earned college degrees after receiving Legislative Lottery Scholarships to study at New Mexico State University.

‘Second-Chance’ Opportunity to Win Trucks

The “Trucks & Bucks” game includes a “second-chance” opportunity for players with non-winning tickets to win 2014 Ford* F-150 XLT CrewCab trucks. Details are at “Second Chance City” at www.nmlottery.com.

Legislative Lottery Scholarships

All profits from the sale of New Mexico Lottery games fund an in-state college tuition assistance program. Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $600.2 million for education and more than 90,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.

In the past 18 years, more than 10,300 students from Doña Ana County have received $62 million in Legislative Lottery Scholarships.

More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.

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*Ford Motor Company Trademarks and Trade Dress used under license to MDI Entertainment LLC. www.FordMotorCompany.com