ALBUQUERQUE – Today, Super Tuesday, marks a very special occasion for the New Mexico Lottery. For the first time ever, the Lottery has worked with a New Mexico Artist to create a set of one-of-a-kind Scratchers. Titled “Dia de los Muertos,” this $2 ticket features six scenes and chances to win $10,000 top prizes.
Local artist, Sean Wells, created paintings for Scratcher scenes that were inspired by New Mexico culture, the traditions of the Day of the Dead, and the turn-of-the-century Mexican printmaker, José Guadalupe Posada. Sean infused Posada’s festive skeleton character style with bright tissue paper backgrounds to create a vibrant New Mexico tale.
Designed to appeal to different interests, the game features scenes that reflect the traditions and personality of New Mexico. MOTORCYCLES — “Dog Is My Co-Pilot,” CLASSIC CARS — “56 Oldsmobile,” BALLOONING — “Balloonists,” LOVE — “The Betrothal,” DANCING — “Folklorico,” and MUSIC — “Mariachis.”
Above: Sean Wells, artist of Dia de los Muertos Scratchers
Also launching today:
- Celebrating the kick-off of chile season, the new one dollar “Chile Fever” Scratcher is a spicy number with $2,000 top prizes
- “Diamond Dazzler 9X,” a $5 game, features top prizes of $50,000
- And $20 “Super Cash,” a neon orange giant-of-a-ticket features gigantic top prizes of $250,000!
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
Since its inception in 1996, the lottery has raised $654 million for education in New Mexico. More than 97,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available here.