November 2

Powerball game revises with new matrix (5/49 + 1/42) and prize structure.

September 23

Lottery Board of Directors appoints David Miller CEO.


New Mexico Commission on Higher Education awards first Legislative Lottery Scholarships.

June 30

Lottery ends Fiscal Year 1997 with gross sales of $82.4 million and profit of $21.9 million.

June 17

Lottery Board of Directors appoints Steve Schwartz Interim CEO.

June 2

The Lottery installs first self-service Scratcher vending machines.

February 16

Daily Millions launches.

January 16

Public School Capital Outlay Council awards $7.2 million in Lottery proceeds to 23 schools (listed on page 5 of the 1997 Annual Report)