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Clovis Couple Wins $50,000 New Mexico Lottery Prize

03/20/2012

ALBUQUERQUE – A Clovis couple won a top prize playing a New Mexico Lottery Scratcher game.

Troy and Tiffany Vancleave won $50,000 playing the lottery’s “Crossword Deluxe” Scratcher.

“I fell to my knees and cried,” Tiffany Vancleave told lottery officials in Albuquerque.

Troy & Tiffany VancleaveThe couple said they plan to save the prize.

Tiffany Vancleave purchased the $5 game in Eunice at Allsup’s Store No. 1 at 929 Main St. A lottery retailer since 1996, the Allsup’s location has sold 24 top-tier winning lottery tickets paying between $1,000 and $15,000.

Other recent local Scratcher winners include Brittany Anson, who won $30,000; Marilyn Durwin, $3,000; and Angelica Chaparro, Adrian Gonzales and Anna Alarcon, $1,000 each. They all live in Clovis. Tex Belcher of Portales won a $5,000 Scratcher prize.

Legislative Lottery College Scholarships

Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $510 million for education and more than 75,300 students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. As of the Spring 2011 semester, 2,000 students from Curry County have received $6.6 million in Legislative Lottery Scholarships.

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