December 1

Higher Education Department announces that more than 97,000 students have received Legislative Lottery Scholarships to attend college since 1996. More than 48,700 of those students have already graduated from college.

November 7

Lottery introduces new in-state drawing game, Lucky Numbers Bingo.

October 19

Tickets go on sale for the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ lottery game. The national drawing game is designed to make millionaires of many players rather than pay a gigantic jackpot to one extraordinarily lucky person.

October 6

Toby Bratcher of Hagerman claims a $10,000 Scratcher prize two months after his aunt, Carlsbad resident Kathy Gregory, becomes a Powerball millionaire.

August 12

Carlsbad resident Kathy Gregory claims a $1 million Powerball prize from the Aug. 9 drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased at Brewer Oil Northgate Chevron located at 1311 W. Pierce St. in Carlsbad.

August 6

Lottery unveils a roadrunner logo fine-tuned for the digital era. The logo was designed by Joby Elliott, a lottery graphic designer who studied studio design at the University of New Mexico on a Legislative Lottery Scholarship.

July 15

Albuquerque resident Bess Holt claims a $1 million Powerball prize from the July 2 drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased at Albertson’s located at 2910 Juan Tabo NE in Albuquerque.

June 30

Lottery ends Fiscal Year 2014 with revenue of $40.9 million on net sales of $136 million.

June 8

Lottery launches a Quickster game called “Red Hot Jackpot Bingo.” The $5 game offers a starting jackpot of $1,000 that will grow larger until hit.

June 8

Lottery introduces mid-day drawings for the Pick 3 game.

June 3

Lottery introduces the “I Love New Mexico” Scratcher which features photos of six iconic state landmarks taken by New Mexico residents.

April 1

Five Scratchers arrive in stores on “Super Tuesday,” the biggest single-day launch in the lottery’s 18-year history; going forward, new Scratchers will launch on the first Tuesday of the month, except business holidays.

April 8

Albuquerque resident Robert Swartwood claims a $2 million Powerball prize from the April 5 drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased at Duke City Fueling located at 4000 Carlisle Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.

February 28

February revenues bring the total raised for education since 1996 to $600.2 million.

February 14

After interviewing four candidates, the Board of Directors offers the position of CEO to interim CEO David Barden.

January 21

Las Cruces resident Brian Heim claims a $1 million Powerball prize from the Jan. 15 drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased at Chucky’s Corner Store located at 800 E. Thorpe Road in Las Cruces.