ALBUQUERQUE – The Kentucky Derby is known as the most exciting two minutes in sports. But for Melba and Sesario Ramos of Clovis, the most exciting two minutes of last weekend was when a store clerk scanned their ticket Sunday and told them they won a $200,000 Roadrunner Cash™ prize.
Above: Melba and Sesario Ramos, winners of $200,000 Roadrunner Cash™ prize
On May 4, the Clovis couple claimed their $200,000 Roadrunner Cash prize at lottery headquarters in Albuquerque. The winning ticket was a $10 Quick Pick with ten sets of numbers for the May 1 drawing. It was the fifth set that matched all five numbers drawn Friday evening to win that night’s top prize worth $200,000. Those numbers were: 13-18-19-29-34.
“When I saw the full moon after watching the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, I told my wife, ‘I feel we’re going to win the big prize,’” said Ramos.
The lucky couple told lottery officials that they have two granddaughters attending college, one is attending on a Legislative Lottery Scholarship. “We’re happy to receive this money to help our granddaughters, son and daughter,” said Mrs. Ramos.
“I plan to take my wonderful, beautiful wife out for a nice Mother’s Day dinner,” added Mr. Ramos. The Ramoses, married 54 years, said they’ll also use part of their prize to take a trip.
The winning ticket was sold at 9th & Prince Chevron, located at 901 N. Prince Street in Clovis, which has sold nine other large winning tickets ranging from $1,000 up to a $50,000 Scratcher prize sold in February. As part of the lottery’s retailer incentive program, 9th & Prince Chevron is eligible for a $1,000 bonus for selling a $200,000 Roadrunner Cash ticket.
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 2,260 students from Curry County have attended college on more than $9.3 million in Legislative Lottery Scholarships. At Clovis Community college, more than 65 students have received $914,000 in Legislative Lottery Scholarships. More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.