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


The public is invited to attend.

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Lottery will honor Airport Shell convenience store for selling a $1 million-winning Powerball ® ticket to Santa Fe resident Michael Vigil.

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

The public is invited to attend. The store, located at 7510 Airport Road, will serve free hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas.

Since 1996, New Mexico Lottery players have won more than $1.03 billion in prizes. In September, Vigil became the New Mexico Lottery’s 43rd 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 $539 million for education and more than 75,300 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.

As of the Spring 2011 semester, more than 4,800 students from Santa Fe County have received $24.4 million in Legislative Lottery Scholarships while 1,730 students have received $1.2 million in scholarships to attend Santa Fe Community College. Information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at

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