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N.C. Lottery mum on naming of new director
The chief executive of the lottery in New Mexico resigned late Tuesday as all signs pointed toward his expected hiring Thursday as the first director of North Carolina's lottery.North Carolina lottery Chairman Charles Sanders said in an interview that he would not deny or confirm that New Mexico's Tom Shaheen is the choice to start up the state's lottery games, which are expected to generate $400 million a year for education initiatives.Sanders said that he would not comment on Shaheen's resigna
Nov 16, 2005, 11:38 am - Lottery News

N.M. Lottery Director Resigns; Could Become N.C. Lottery Chief
The New Mexico Lottery Authority Board of Directors announced Tuesday that CEO Tom Shaheen has submitted his resignation.Shaheen, who has been with the Lottery since March 2000, has guided the Lottery to record sales and record returns for education. Tom will be greatly missed but we certainly understand his desire to move on, said Lottery Authority board chair Reta D. Jones. He has been a tremendous asset to not just the Lottery but New Mexico education. Combining strategic marketing with eff
Nov 15, 2005, 10:47 pm - Lottery News

$600,000 Powerball Lottery Prize Claimed by N.M. Man
When the Powerball prize structure changed 10 days ago, Al Ramos of Albuquerque had no idea that a last-minute $2 decision would become a life-changing experience.Ramos correctly matched all five white ball numbers for the September 7 Powerball drawing. And by spending an extra $2 for the Power Play multiplier option on his $2 Powerball purchase, Ramos tripled a $200,000 prize into the New Mexico Lottery's first-ever $600,000 prize.The $600,000 prize is the fourth-largest New Mexico Lottery priz
Sep 9, 2005, 7:00 pm - Lottery News

Air Force sergeant claims $93.4 million Powerball jackpot
A Kirtland Air Force Base master sergeant who decided on a whim to buy a lottery ticket while picking up milk at a Raley's supermarket won a $93.4 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials announced Friday.John San Cartier, a master sergeant assigned to the 58th Training Squadron at the New Mexico military base, held the only ticket for the Aug. 10 Powerball drawing that matched all six numbers. If I hadn't been short of milk, I probably wouldn't have bought the ticket, he said, adding that
Aug 19, 2005, 9:53 pm - Lottery News

$93 million Powerball lottery jackpot brings out wannabe winners
The $93 million Powerball jackpot won with a ticket sold somewhere in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, metro area has yet to be officially claimed, but lottery officials say dozens of people have called the office, claiming to have won. We have people who say they are the winner by they don't know what the numbers are, said New Mexico Lottery Authority spokesperson Tom Sheehan. They don't if they played those numbers. Other people have said they bought the ticket but misplaced it.Lottery rules sta
Aug 18, 2005, 6:51 pm - Lottery News

Unclaimed New Mexico Powerball jackpot fuels speculation
The lucky and still unknown winner of Wednesday's $93.4 million Powerball jackpot bought the winning ticket in the Albuquerque area, the New Mexico Lottery revealed Friday.The lottery would say only that the ticket was sold at one of about 400 area retailers. When lottery headquarters in Albuquerque locked its doors for the weekend at 4:30 p.m. Friday, the winner or winners of the $1-a-pop game played around the nation had not been in to claim the prize.The winning ticket must be presented a
Aug 14, 2005, 12:32 am - Lottery News

New Mexico Lottery still looking for $93 million Powerball winner
New Mexico Lottery officials have announced that Wednesday night's $93.4 million winning Powerball ticket was sold at a retailer in the metropolitan Albuquerque area.Additional information about the retailer is not being released at this time.No one claiming the prize had come to Lottery headquarters in Albuquerque by the time offices closed for the weekend late Friday afternoon.Additionally, no credible calls were received from an individual or individuals claiming to have the winning ticket. T
Aug 12, 2005, 10:31 pm - Lottery News

$93.4 million Powerball lottery winner is New Mexico's third
New Mexico has its third multi-million dollar Powerball jackpot winner.One winning ticket was sold in New Mexico for Wednesday night's drawing, according to the New Mexico Lottery Authority. It was the only winning ticket nationwide, and would be the Lottery's second-largest prize.The winning numbers drawn were 31, 13, 49, 38, 36, and the red Powerball was 02.The prize carries a pre-tax estimated annuitized jackpot of $93.4 million, and a pre-tax cash value of approximately $52.2 million. The Ne
Aug 11, 2005, 11:14 am - Lottery News

N.M. Lottery posts second-best year
New Mexico legislators were told today that strong sales of in-state games helped drive the New Mexico Lottery to its second-best year of sales.Lottery Authority CEO Tom Shaheen said that sales of all games exceeded $139 million, while net revenues (profits) earmarked for the Lottery Success Scholarship program were $32.2 million, topping $30 million for the third straight year.All financial data for fiscal year 2005 are preliminary and unaudited.Shaheen, appearing before the Legislature's inter
Jul 28, 2005, 4:36 pm - Lottery News

N.M. Gov. cancels 8-day-old lottery scratch game
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has ordered the New Mexico Lottery to discontinue a just-released ground-breaking game that paired the lottery with Santa Ana Pueblo's Star Casino via a new scratch ticket. I am very concerned the new game sends the message that the state is promoting casino-style gambling, Richardson said Tuesday in a prepared statement.The LottoSino game, which began June 14, will die when the four-month contract for tickets ends.It was a first-of-its-kind scratch-off scratch
Jun 24, 2005, 3:15 pm - Lottery News

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