New Mexico Lottery to Honor Las Cruces Store For Selling $1 Million-Winning Powerball® Ticket


LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico Lottery will honor the Shorty’s on Spruce convenience store for selling a $1 million-winning Powerball ® ticket to Las Cruces resident Justin Laugherty.

Monday’s in-store event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 12:30 p.m., New Mexico Lottery CEO Tom Romero will designate the store as a “Lucky Landmark.”

Justin Laugherty

Above: Justin Laugherty, winner of $1 Million Powerball® Prize 

The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. The store is located at 1025 E. Spruce Ave in Las Cruces

Since 1996, New Mexico Lottery players have won more than $1.03 billion in prizes. In August, Laugherty became the New Mexico Lottery’s 40th millionaire.

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 $531.8 million for education and more than 75,300 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.

As of the Spring 2011 semester, 8,300 students from Doña Ana County have received $44.9 million in Legislative Lottery Scholarships while 20,700 students have received $115 million in Legislative Lottery Scholarships to attend New Mexico State University.

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