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.

June 30

Lottery ends Fiscal Year 2011 with its second-highest revenue of $41.3 million on net sales of $135.5 million.

April 27

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.

January 4

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.