Lottery officials want to drop scholarship payouts

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico Lottery officials want lawmakers to drop the payout required for the college scholarship program.

Right now, they’re required to provide the scholarship with 30 percent revenues.

The lottery’s CEO says dropping the percentage would help increase lottery sales by offering bigger payouts, and ultimately they’d be able to give more to the scholarship.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, research organization Think New Mexico disagrees.

Think New Mexico says other states that made changes saw most of their profits go to overhead rather than to scholarship programs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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