FARMINGTON – The New Mexico Lottery today recognized the 7-2-11 Store No. 42 in Farmington as a “Lucky Landmark” for selling a Powerball ticket worth $1 million.
The store, located at 5697 US Highway 64, sold the winning ticket to Blanco residents Larry and Cynthia Martinez for the game’s Jan. 18 drawing. The Martinez’ ticket matched the winning numbers of 6, 29, 34, 44 and 50 to win a second-place prize of $1 million at odds of 1 in 5.2 million.
In a second lucky strike, the Martinez couple won its prize four days after the game reformatted. In the new format, the prize for matching five white balls jumped from $200,000 to $1 million.
In today’s ceremony, New Mexico Lottery CEO Tom Romero presented 7-2-11 store manager Cody Selby with a Lucky Landmark plaque.
“The 7-2-11 Store No. 42 has helped bring a brighter future to the Martinez family and to our college-bound students,” Romero said. “The entire state is grateful to the 7-2-11 chain of stores for helping New Mexico make a college education accessible to more people.”
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
The sale of New Mexico Lottery games funds a college tuition-assistance program. Since its inception in April 1996, the lottery has raised $509.6 million for education and more than 75,300 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
As of the Spring 2011 semester, more than 3,860 students from San Juan County have received $13.4 million in Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
New Mexico Lottery Fun Facts
- Five Powerball jackpots have been won in New Mexico;
- New Mexico’s record Powerball jackpot of $206.9 million was won by nine friends from Roswell in September 2008;
- While Powerball players in New Mexico have purchased $610 million in tickets, they have won the larger sum of $650 million in prizes;
- New Mexico Lottery prizes from drawing games and Scratchers total $1.03 billion;
- 34 people have become millionaires playing New Mexico Lottery games