Albuquerque woman wins $320,000 from the New Mexico Lottery
Posted at: 08/01/2012 12:01 PM
By: Tracy Dingmann, KOB.com
Albuquerque resident Katherine Alderete flipped a Scratcher prize into a Roadrunner Cash ticket Monday and won a $320,000 jackpot from the New Mexico Lottery.
“I went to the gas station to get another Scratcher and I saw the jackpot sign,” Alderete said in a release from the lottery office.
Suddenly aware that the jackpot was on a big roll, Alderete bought a quick-pick Roadrunner Cash ticket with five wagers.
About an hour after Monday night’s drawing, she discovered that one of her wagers matched the winning numbers of 5, 8, 16, 31 and 32 to beat odds of 1 in 435,897.
Alderete bought her lucky ticket a High Desert Chevron located at 9633 Montgomery NE in Albuquerque and said she plans to use her windfall to buy a new house.