- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Lottery reports that it set a recent sales record for Scratchers ticket sales on Tuesday when introduced the $2 “I Love New Mexico” game.

Lottery officials say Scratcher ticket sales Tuesday totaled approximately $321,000, the largest amount since $327,000 of Scratcher tickets were sold on a single day in March 2010.

The lottery’s all-time single-day sales record is $345,000, set in 2008.

Scratcher ticket sales typically spike when new games are introduced.

The “I Love New Mexico” game features six iconic state landmarks photographed by New Mexico residents.

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