David Duran of Las Cruces won the second of three truck prizes offered in the $3 game. The prize, which includes taxes and title, is valued at $52,100. The first truck prize was won in February by Albuquerque resident Sergio Gutierrez.
Above: David Duran, winner of “Trucks & Bucks” Scratcher
Duran said that since first learning to drive, he’s always had a truck.
“I have to have my truck,” he said. “I go camping and fishing a lot so I need a truck.”
Duran discovered his good fortune Friday evening after his wife brought home three Scratcher games.
“We kept looking at it,” Duran said. “We couldn’t believe it.”
Maggie Duran purchased her husband’s lucky ticket at Circle K located at 617 W. Picacho Ave. in Las Cruces. The store has sold 15 other large prize-winning tickets paying between $1,000 and $30,000.
This is the Durans’ second lottery-winning experience. The couple has two grandsons who earned college degrees after receiving Legislative Lottery Scholarships to study at New Mexico State University.
‘Second-Chance’ Opportunity to Win Trucks
Above: David Duran in his new truck
The “Trucks & Bucks” game includes a “second-chance” opportunity for players with non-winning tickets to win 2014 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 $600.2 million for education and more than 90,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
In the past 18 years, more than 10,300 students from Doña Ana County have received $62 million in Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.
*Ford Motor Company Trademarks and Trade Dress used under license to MDI Entertainment LLC. www.FordMotorCompany.com