ALBUQUERQUE – A Carlsbad man who asked a store manager to fill an empty Scratcher™ ticket dispenser won a $200,000 prize from the New Mexico Lottery.
Thanks to the very service-oriented employee, Andrew Jones was able to buy a ticket from the “$200,000 Cash Bonanza” Scratcher on Saturday.“$200,000 Cash Bonanza.” Jones, who said he plays Scratchers as a relaxing pastime, described revealing a six-figure prize as “no big thing.”
Above: Andrew Jones, winner of “$200,000 Cash Bonanza” prize
Jones’ wife, Beth, told a slightly different story about a more exciting reaction.
“He called me right away,” she said.
“I’m glad I won it,” Jones added.
Jones, who said he plans to save his prize, bought his lucky ticket at Stripes located at 2005 West Pierce Street in Carlsbad. The store has sold five other large prize-winning lottery tickets ranging between $1,000 and $159,000.
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $613.4 million for education and more than 90,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
As of the Spring 2013 semester, approximately 2,600 students from Eddy County have received more than $11.4 million in scholarships.
More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.