Lottery profits for education break the $500 million mark.
Higher Education Department announces that more than 75,300 students have received Legislative Lottery Scholarships to attend college since 1996.
Lottery ends Fiscal Year 2011 with its second-highest revenue of $41.3 million on net sales of $135.5 million.
The New Mexico Lottery celebrates its 15th anniversary. Since launching in 1996, players have purchased $1.88 billion in tickets and won $1.03 billion in prizes.
New Mexico Lottery develops its first player-inspired Scratcher ticket. Dog owners are invited to submit their pets’ photos to nmlottery.com where players vote for their favorite pooch. From the 25 top vote-getters, six furry faces would be selected for the game’s tickets.