Submitted to the Optic
ALBUQUERQUE – For Justin Montoya and his mother, Rosemarie Montoya, winning a New Mexico Lottery prize was a scream.
The Las Vegas residents won $50,000 playing a $5 “Diamond Mine 9X” Scratcher that they bought after stopping for gas. Justin Montoya, who paid for the ticket, let his mother play the game while he drove.
When his mother revealed the five-figure prize, he said she erupted.