New Mexico Lottery Reminds Players To Play and Gift Responsibly


ALBUQUERQUE – In an effort to remind players to gift responsibly, the New Mexico Lottery has teamed up with other lotteries in the U.S., Canada and around the world with a Holiday Lottery Responsible Gaming message.

Gift Responsibly

As the holidays arrive, many consumers realize the convenience and fun of Lottery tickets. David Barden, CEO of the New Mexico Lottery, has a message for players: “Please remember, these games are not to be purchased as gifts for anyone under the age of 18. While Lottery tickets make great gifts for grown-ups, they are not for children.”

Throughout the year, the Lottery encourages players to play responsibly. For responsible gaming information call 1-800-572-1142 or visit


Legislative Lottery Scholarships

Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $797.5 million for education and more than 116,000 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. 

More information about Legislative Lottery Scholarships is available at