New Mexico State Bird Featured in New Lottery Game


ALBUQUERQUE – The roadrunner is New Mexico’s state bird and an iconic symbol featured in the Lottery’s logo design. Now, New Mexico’s feathered friend debuts on March 6 as the star of a new Scratcher, “Roadrunner Riches.”  

The game displays a southwest desert with coyotes and cacti. Players scratch a path over a river and through the desert for a chance to win a top prize of $25,000. The game plays off the roadrunner’s real-life diet of lizards and snakes. If the roadrunner reaches the lizard at the end of the trail, a prize is won. But even if the roadrunner doesn’t reach a lizard, a player can still win a bonus prize by collecting four or more snakes on the three paths.

Two other new games are also on sale this March; “Lucky Me” and “Wild Doubler.” “Lucky Me” celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with lucky symbols of lady bugs, pots of gold, jeweled sevens, horseshoes and top prizes of $7,000. “Wild Doubler” is available in four different color schemes: yellow, orange, red, and blue with green. This $1 Scratcher features top prizes of $2,500.

All three non-winning Scratchers are eligible for entry in the VIP Club Points and Rewards Promotion for a chance to win $5,000 or points for prizes.

Legislative Lottery Scholarships 
All profits from the sale of New Mexico Lottery games fund an in-state college tuition assistance program. Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $758.9 million for education and more than 116,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.  

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