ALBUQUERQUE – An Albuquerque man is driving a shiny red Ford* F-150 truck that he won playing the New Mexico Lottery’s “Trucks & Bucks” Scratcher.
Sergio Gutierrez won the first of three truck prizes offered in the $3 game. The prize is valued at $52,100, which includes taxes and title.
Above: Sergio Gutierrez, winner of “Trucks & Bucks” Scratcher
“It’s unbelievable, but you’ve always got to stay positive because eventually, something positive is bound to happen,” Gutierrez told New Mexico Lottery officials in Albuquerque Tuesday.
After stopping for snacks on his way to a job in Santa Fe, Gutierrez bought his lucky ticket using $3 in change.
“It’s a good thing I wasn’t able to make him lunch,” wife Analicia Gutierrez said.
I’m so happy,” Gutierrez laughed. “I would cry except that truck men don’t cry.”
Gutierrez purchased his lucky ticket in Santa Fe at the Allsup’s Store No. 345 located at 305 N. Guadalupe St. Previously, the store has sold 17 large prize winning tickets ranging between $1,000 and $25,000.
‘Second-Chance’ Opportunity to Win Trucks
The “Trucks & Bucks” game includes a “second-chance” opportunity for players with non-winning tickets to win Ford* F-150 XLT CrewCab trucks. Details are at “Second Chance City” at www.nmlottery.com.
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 $593.4 million for education and more than 90,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.
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*Ford Motor Company Trademarks and Trade Dress used under license to MDI Entertainment LLS. www.FordMotorCompany.com