Clovis couple wins lottery prize

CNJ staff

A Clovis couple won a top prize playing a New Mexico Lottery Scratcher game, according to a press release.

According to the New Mexico Lottery press release:

• 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. The couple said they plan to save the prize money.

Tiffany Vancleave purchased the $5 game in Eunice at Allsup’s Store at 929 Main St.

• 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.

• 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.