ALBUQUERQUE – Two large lottery prizes join a long string of big winning tickets sold at Shell Foodmart at 2045 E. U.S. Highway 180. On April 28, a $250,000 winning Emerald 7s Ruby 7s Scratcher™ ticket sold at Shell Foodmart was redeemed by Silver City resident, Anndrea Arsola. And, on April 16, four Grant County co-workers redeemed a $30,000 Hot Lotto ticket that was also sold at the same location.
Karla, Michele, Vicky, and Judy
“I recently learned that Shell Foodmart is a lucky place to buy lottery tickets and so I began buying tickets there,” said Arsola. Arsola also told lottery officials that she and several of her relatives benefited from a Legislative Lottery Scholarship. “If the lottery didn’t support the scholarship fund, I wouldn’t buy tickets,” added Arsola.
The lucky Silver City Shell Foodmart has sold an additional 18 winning tickets ranging from $1,000 to $515,000. The string of winners includes a $515,000 Roadrunner Cash™ prize, a $125,000 Scratcher prize, a $100,000 Powerball prize and a $100,000 Scratcher prize and many more big winning tickets.
The four Grant County co-workers include Karla McKay of Santa Clara, Michele Blackman-Legarda of Arenas Valley, Vicky McCauley of Silver City, and Judy Johnson of Hanover. They used to be part of a larger pool but it became too difficult to manage, so they quit buying tickets. In February, the group of four decided to play again. Two months later, they equally shared a $30,000 Hot Lotto® prize, each taking home $7,500. The co-workers said they would be back when they won the jackpot, because there were definitely going to continue playing the lottery.
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
Since its inception in 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $644.8 million for education and more than 97,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. As of the spring 2014 semester, more than 1,465 students from Grant County have attended college on more than $8.8 million in Legislative Lottery Scholarships. At Western New Mexico University, more than 1,550 students have received $5.4 million in Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.