ALBUQUERQUE – Four Roswell residents came to New Mexico Lottery headquarters last week to claim big prizes.
Sandy Evans won $50,000 playing the lottery’s $5 “10X the Money” Scratcher. Evans said she knew she’d hit it big when the store clerk told her to sign the ticket right away.
Above: pictured is Sandy Evans, winner of $50,000 “10X the Money” Scratcher
“I was shaking,” she recalled for lottery officials in Albuquerque Friday. Then the overjoyed winner said she kissed the surprised clerk on his cheek.
Evans purchased her ticket at Stripes No. 171 located at 2500 N. Main St. in Roswell.
Susie Connell won a $49,000 jackpot playing Roadrunner Cash. Connell’s quick-pick ticket for the game’s April 19 drawing matched the winning numbers of 6, 11, 13, 26 and 33.
Above: pictured is Susie Connell, winner of $49,000 Roadrunner Cash
“I almost fainted,” Connell said when the store clerk told her she had a winning ticket. “I told him that he better not be joking.”
Connell purchased her ticket at Onda South Main Shamrock at 225 S. Main St. in Roswell. She claimed the prize at lottery headquarters on April 23
Playing Hot Lotto , Darel and Genia Devenport won $10,000 in the game’s April 11 drawing. The winners played their own numbers including Darel Davenport’s birthday and their wedding anniversary. Their ticket matched the winning numbers of 4, 6, 9, 11 and 16. By not having the red Hot Ball of 12, they missed landing the night’s jackpot of $1.37 million.
Above: pictured is Darel and Genia Devenport, winners of $10,000 prize
The Devenports bought their ticket at Albertson’s No. 990 located at 1110 S. Main St. in Roswell. They claimed their prize on Friday.
While Connell plans to spend her prize making home improvements, Evans and the Devenports said they planned to pay off bills.
Legislative Lottery College Scholarships
Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $519.4 million for education and more than 75,300 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. As of the Spring 2011 semester, 2,600 students from Chaves County have received $9.5 million in Legislative Lottery Scholarships.