New Mexico Lottery Launches Two Limited Edition, Nostalgic Games for the Holidays


ALBUQUERQUE –  “Betty Boop™” and “Holiday Chia Pet®” Scratchers are now on sale. These fan favorites are only available for a short time.  

Betty Boop first debuted as a dog-like character in 1930. Inspired by singer Helen Kane, she transformed to a female figure within a year. Her curvy form, curly locks and catchy “Boop Oop-A-Doop™” sound bite designated the first truly female cartoon representation.

The new $2 game featuring Betty Boop decorating a Christmas tree is the first of four upcoming Betty Boop Scratcher appearances.

Holiday Chia Pet is the second scene in a series of four Chia Pet tickets. The Chia Pet® revolution hit its stride in the 80’s following the 1981 release of a ram, the first widely marketed Chia Pet – likely made memorable with the “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia” jingle. By 2007, about half a million Chia Pets were produced each year during the holidays.

These games incorporate a new strategy for the New Mexico Lottery – releasing scenes periodically to generate interest and keep tickets fresh during holidays and changing seasons.


Also on sale now are two additional new games, “Crossword Connect” and “Lotería New Mexico.”


Gift Responsibly

As we enter this holiday season, the Lottery would like to remind players that when giving a Lottery product as a gift, please make sure you keep the person’s age in mind. Please don’t give them to minors. For more information, visit


Legislative Lottery Scholarships

The Lottery celebrated its 20-year anniversary on April 27. Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $713.6 million for education and more than 100,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. 

More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available on our Scholarship page.

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Licensing rights for Chia Pet® has been obtained from Alchemy3, LLC.

Chia Pet® is a registered trademark of Joseph Enterprises, Inc. and Joseph Enterprises, Inc. gives permission for this use.

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