ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Lottery today recognized Airport Shell, owned by Brewer Oil Company, as a “Lucky Landmark” for selling a Powerball® ticket worth $1 million.
Airport Shell, located at 7510 Airport Road in Santa Fe, sold the winning ticket to Santa Fe resident Michael Vigil for the game’s Sept. 29 drawing. Vigil’s quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers of 14, 18, 28, 29 and 57 to win a second-place prize of $1 million at odds of 1 in 5.2 million.
In today’s ceremony, New Mexico Lottery CEO Tom Romero presented a Lucky Landmark plaque to Tom Hennessy, director of retail operations for Brewer Oil Company.
Left to right are Santa Fe Mayor David Coss, Brewer Oil Company Marketing Manager Alfredo Miranda, Brewer Oil Company Retail Operations Director Tom Hennessy, New Mexico Lottery CEO Tom Romero and Brewer Oil Company District Manager Pam Voigt.
“The team at Airport Shell has helped bring good fortune to Michael Vigil and to thousands of college-bound students and their families,” Romero said. “The entire state is grateful to stores like Airport Shell for helping make a college education available to more people.”
Airport Shell has been a lottery retailer since 1996.
“Selling New Mexico Lottery games is one of the best ways we have to do extraordinary things for our customers and our community,” Hennessy said. “We are thrilled to have played a role in selling a $1 million-winning Powerball ticket to Michael Vigil and in helping our customers’ children realize their dreams of a college education.”
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.
New Mexico Lottery Fun Facts
- Five Powerball jackpots and five Hot Lotto® 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;
- 43 people have become millionaires playing New Mexico Lottery games and more than 220 tickets have paid prizes between $100,000 and $1 million.
- Powerball players in New Mexico have won $656 million in prizes;
- New Mexico Lottery prizes from drawing games and Scratchers™ total $1.03 billion;