ALBUQUERQUE – Two players split Monday’s record Roadrunner Cash® jackpot of $890,000.
Carlos Solis of Albuquerque and Mary Virgili of Ohkay Owingeh claimed their prizes Tuesday at New Mexico Lottery headquarters.
Above: Carlos Solis, winner of $445,000 Roadrunner Cash® prize
The winning numbers were 3, 13, 18, 28 and 33. Solis played numbers he selected while Virgili played a quick-pick.
Each winner collected a pre-tax amount of $445,000.
“I always said I was going to win the lottery and nobody believed me,” Solis said. He bought his ticket at Mom’s Gas and Food LLC located at 12011 State Highway 14 North in Cedar Crest.
Virgili, who said her mother always told her to play lottery games so that somebody could go to college, bought her ticket at the Ohkay Travel Center on Highway 68 in the San Juan Pueblo.
The game’s previous record prize of $687,000 was won in November 2006 by a three-person pool. The winners were Clint Marksberry of Edgewood and Albuquerque residents Rick Lajeunesse and F. Long.
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
All profits from the sale of New Mexico Lottery games fund an in-state college tuition assistance program. Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $583 million for education and more than 82,600 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.