Dec 8

Lottery launches Facebook page and a free Very Important Players (VIP) Club


Higher Education Department announces that more than 68,000 students have received Legislative Lottery Scholarships to attend college since 1996.

June 30

Lottery ends Fiscal Year 2010 with gross sales of $143.6 million and record profit of $43.6 million.

June 22

Lottery and rock legend KISS team up to rock the music world with the first-ever KISS Scratcher.


Devices that allow players to check their own tickets for prizes are installed in more than 700 stores statewide.

February 4

Eduardo Vasquez of Albuquerque claims a $1 million Powerball prize. The lucky Powerball ticket matched the five white balls drawn on the January 30 drawing. Ordinarily, this grouping pays $200,000, but Mr. Vasquez purchased Power Play® for an extra $1 and the prize was increased fivefold.

January 31

Mega Millions launches.

January 25

Ruidoso residents Bill and Janet Swann and daughters Lisa and Stacey Swann win New Mexico’s fourth Hot Lotto jackpot, claiming $3.54 million. The winning numbers were drawn on January 16.