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Valles Caldera

2014

October 19

Tickets go on sale for the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ lottery game. The national drawing game is designed to make millionaires of many players rather than pay a gigantic jackpot to one extraordinarily lucky person.

October 6

Toby Bratcher of Hagerman claims a $10,000 Scratcher prize two months after his aunt, Carlsbad resident Kathy Gregory, becomes a Powerball millionaire.

August 12

Carlsbad resident Kathy Gregory claims a $1 million Powerball prize from the Aug. 9 drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased at Brewer Oil Northgate Chevron located at 1311 W. Pierce St. in Carlsbad.

August 6

Lottery unveils a roadrunner logo fine-tuned for the digital era. The logo was designed by Joby Elliott, a lottery graphic designer who studied studio design at the University of New Mexico on a Legislative Lottery Scholarship.

July 15

Albuquerque resident Bess Holt claims a $1 million Powerball prize from the July 2 drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased at Albertson's located at 2910 Juan Tabo NE in Albuquerque.

June 30

Lottery ends Fiscal Year 2014 with revenue of $40.9 million on net sales of $136 million.

June 8

Lottery launches a Quickster game called "Red Hot Jackpot Bingo." The $5 game offers a starting jackpot of $1,000 that will grow larger until hit.

June 8

Lottery introduces mid-day drawings for the Pick 3 game.

June 3

Lottery introduces the "I Love New Mexico" Scratcher which features photos of six iconic state landmarks taken by New Mexico residents.

April 1

Five Scratchers arrive in stores on "Super Tuesday," the biggest single-day launch in the lottery's 18-year history; going forward, new Scratchers will launch on the first Tuesday of the month, except business holidays.

April 8

Albuquerque resident Robert Swartwood claims a $2 million Powerball prize from the April 5 drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased at Duke City Fueling located at 4000 Carlisle Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.

February 28

February revenues bring the total raised for education since 1996 to $600.2 million.

February 14

After interviewing four candidates, the Board of Directors offers the position of CEO to interim CEO David Barden.

January 21

Las Cruces resident Brian Heim claims a $1 million Powerball prize from the Jan. 15 drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased at Chucky's Corner Store located at 800 E. Thorpe Road in Las Cruces.

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