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New Mexico woman wins lottery twice in two weeks

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Vicky Vasquez of Las Cruces is on a lucky streak, winning two New Mexico Lottery Scratcher prizes in the past two weeks.

On April 11, Vasquez claimed a $3,000 prize from the lottery's $3 "Crossword Cash Multiplier."

Yesterday, she claimed a $50,000 prize from the $5 "Red Hot Cherries" Scratcher.

"It feels good, but it's a shocker," Vasquez said on her run of good fortune.

Vasquez said she bought the ticket paying $50,000 late last week and played it four days later.

"I have a superstition," she said. "I buy them and then I put them in an envelope to marinate."

Vasquez said she plans to use her five-figure windfall to buy a car and make a down payment on a home.

She bought both tickets at Pic Quik No. 3 located at 1501 E. Amador Ave. in Las Cruces. Previously, the store has sold two other large prize-winning lottery tickets paying $15,000 and $30,000.

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Marilyn222's avatar - 1975203 678005355574080_1381926342_n.jpg
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Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:38 am - IP Logged

Vicky Vasquez of Las Cruces is on a lucky streak, winning two New Mexico Lottery Scratcher prizes in the past two weeks.

On April 11, Vasquez claimed a $3,000 prize from the lottery's $3 "Crossword Cash Multiplier."

Yesterday, she claimed a $50,000 prize from the $5 "Red Hot Cherries" Scratcher.

"It feels good, but it's a shocker," Vasquez said on her run of good fortune.

Vasquez said she bought the ticket paying $50,000 late last week and played it four days later.

"I have a superstition," she said. "I buy them and then I put them in an envelope to marinate."

Vasquez said she plans to use her five-figure windfall to buy a car and make a down payment on a home.

She bought both tickets at Pic Quik No. 3 located at 1501 E. Amador Ave. in Las Cruces. Previously, the store has sold two other large prize-winning lottery tickets paying $15,000 and $30,000.

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Nice...'wish she gets more tickets and marinate them so she could payout her mortgage...hehehe

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    Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:44 am - IP Logged

    She doesn't look too happy: (just take the dang picture already...)

    Maybe that's because of New Mexico's draconian requirements on publication of winners:

    "I understand that the New Mexico Lottery Authority and its retailers and advertising agencies as well as the news media and their editors may use my name and photograph for reproduction in any medium they see fit for the purposes of advertising, display, exhibition or editorial use."

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      Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:51 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to the winner.

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        Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:26 am - IP Logged

        Congrats!

        I'm happy to see all these stories of multiple wins within a short period of each other.

        Maybe I should start marinating my tickets too.  Wink

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          Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:33 am - IP Logged

          Congrats Vicky, enjoy!Party

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            Posted: April 24, 2014, 11:49 am - IP Logged

            Congratulation VickiParty

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              Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

              Nice...'wish she gets more tickets and marinate them so she could payout her mortgage...hehehe

              She does not look too happy on the picture.

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                Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                She does not look too happy on the picture.

                Lol...it's not enough.Green laugh

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                  Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                  Lol...it's not enough.Green laugh

                  I wonder how much she spent to win those prizes. It makes sense to play jackpot games instead.

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                    Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

                    Congrats!

                    I'm happy to see all these stories of multiple wins within a short period of each other.

                    Maybe I should start marinating my tickets too.  Wink

                    I Agree!, mrcraft, and congratulations on your lottery wins Vicky!

                    Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

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                      Posted: April 24, 2014, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

                      Sounds like the onion reporting again with these goofy stories,  just can't be real.

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                        Posted: April 24, 2014, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                        Sounds like the onion reporting again with these goofy stories,  just can't be real.

                        Lottery advertising?

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                          Posted: April 25, 2014, 12:08 am - IP Logged

                          It's stories like this that makes me sometimes want to go out and start runing while screaming, this is unfreaking fair!!!Let It All Out

                          Goteki, have a Snickers. Why? Because you always get angry when you have a case of the one offs on your lottery tickets. Better? No, I'm still ticked off!Hit With Stick

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                            Posted: April 25, 2014, 8:30 am - IP Logged

                            I feel you Goteki!!!! I'm so jealous!!Bang Head