Clovis police investigating lottery scam

David Irvin Police are investigating a lottery ticket scam that took one Clovis man for $8,000 earlier this month. A suspect approached Jose Navarro, 63, on Oct. 7 at Clovis’ Wal-Mart claiming to have a winning lottery ticket worth $5 million, but that he could not cash it without a large sum of money. With […]

Bradley talks politics

David Arkin: CNJ correspondent Former Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley last week responded to a variety of issues and topics during an interview in Albuquerque. Vice President Bill Richardson? “I don’t see it. But it’s a distinct possibility. I don’t think the timing is right for him. That could change though. There are things going on […]

Reporters Notebook: Powerball e-mails may be from con artists

Think you’ve won the Powerball lottery since you’ve received an e-mail to that effect? Not so, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball lotto game. These e-mails are sent by con artists who are trying to get personal information from you. Quite often they include the Powerball name, logo and links to […]

Lottery bill hits hang up

By David Arkin A bill that would allow more students to access the Lottery Scholarship may be in trouble. Legislation that would permit students who graduate from high school to sit out a year before going to college and still qualify for the popular Lottery Scholarship may get stuck in committee, according to its sponsor. […]

Lottery scholarship changes advance

By David Arkin A local lawmaker’s proposal to change a portion of the Lottery Scholarship cleared a big hurdle on Thursday. On Thursday, the House gave the OK to a bill sponsored by Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, that would allow students who graduate from high school to sit out a year before going to college […]

Portales woman claims $50,000 lottery prize

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico PORTALES — A Portales woman won a $50,000 prize on Saturday after she scratched a winning lottery ticket. Rachel Martinez said she claimed a check totaling $35,500 after taxes on Monday in Albuquerque. She said she has already spent most of the money, buying a new truck, paying off some […]

Scholarship changes opposed

By Michelle Seeber PORTALES — A year ago, New Mexico’s House Finance Committee proposed new requirements for the Lottery Success Scholarship that would make it more difficult for college students to obtain dollars for tuition. The plan called for raising the required grade-point average from 2.5 to 3.0. The committee also recommended the dollars become available […]

International lottery scam crops up on the Web

By Tom DiFrancesca Well, it looks like I won’t be writing this column much longer. It appears that I have just won a little less than a million dollars, can you believe it? I mean, with all that money, I’ll just be too busy livin’ it up with the rich and the famous to write […]