Albuquerque resident Katherine Alderete turned a Scratcher prize into a Roadrunner Cash® ticket and won a $320,000 jackpot from the New Mexico Lottery, the lottery said in a news release.
“I went to the gas station to get another Scratcher and I saw the jackpot sign,” Alderete said.
Aware that the jackpot was on a big roll, Alderete bought a quick-pick Roadrunner Cash ticket with five wagers, and about an hour after the Monday night drawing, she found that one of her wagers matched the winning numbers of 5, 8, 16, 31 and 32 to beat odds of 1 in 435,897, the lottery said.
Alderete, who bought her winning ticket at High Desert Chevron, 9633 Montgomery Blvd. NE, said she plans to use her windfall to buy a new house, according to the release.