Bob Eubanks, host of “Powerball – The Game Show,” makes promotional appearances in Albuquerque and Las Cruces.


First $10 Scratcher, “Lucky Luminarias,” launches with $100,000 top prize.

October 11-15

The Lottery hosts World Meet ’01, a joint meeting of North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries and the World Lottery Association.

October 6

“Powerball – The Game Show” debuts featuring New Mexico contestants.

September 28

Lottery transfers August profits of $5.45 million to the Lottery Tuition Fund; largest monthly profit to date.


“Powerball – The Game Show” Scratcher launches as the entry vehicle to a nationally-syndicated TV game show.

June 30

Lottery ends Fiscal Year 2001 with record gross sales of $113.7 million and record profit of $25.9 million.

June 15

All Lottery profits now directed to Lottery Tuition Fund (Legislative Lottery Scholarships).


Six Los Alamos firefighters claim the first Roadrunner Cash top prize over $100,000. The prize totals $152,000.

March 7

Powerball game adds Power Play multiplier.

March 5

Roadrunner Cash top prize begins to roll.


Lottery’s first compulsive gambling commercial airs.

Roadrunner Cash game adds a rolling top prize.