WANTED: Expiring $200,000 Powerball Winning Ticket
While One Prize Awaits a Winner, a Camden Woman Scores
Multi-Win Lottery Jackpot
Dover, DE -- A $200,000 Powerball
prize drawn last April is set to expire on Wednesday. On April
5, 2006, a ticket bought at Faber Newsstand in the Wilmington
Train Station matched five numbers, but not the all-important
Powerball. That winning ticket still hasn't been claimed.
The man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is now working
as a liquor store manager in Rehoboth Beach and was absolutely
shocked that he was able to match four numbers and the Powerball.
The ticket was purchased on the evening of Monday, April 3,
2006 as part of a $5 Quick Pick. Thousands of commuters and
travelers pass through the train station each day, so the
winner could conceivably be from anywhere on the East Coast.
"We really hope the winner comes forward," said
Wayne Lemons, director of the Delaware State Lottery. "$200,000
can change a person's life. So, I encourage everyone who has
passed through the train station to check their coat pockets
and brief cases. They could be a little bit richer tomorrow."
Should the prize go unclaimed, the money will go into the
State's General Fund.
In other news, a 70-year-old Camden woman has come forward
as the winner of more than $133,000 from March 19's Multi-Win
The grandmother of four, who has chosen to remain anonymous,
bought the winner when she purchased five tickets at Camden
Super Spirits. The woman has won smaller prizes in the past
but nothing more than $5,000.
She added that she doesn't have big plans for the money as
she will probably just pay some bills and save the rest. "This
is just going to make things a little more comfortable,"
She discovered her win by calling the Delaware Lottery hotline.
To check your potentially winning number, call 1-800-338-6200.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the
Delaware Gambling Helpline at 1-888-850-8888.
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery
has contributed more than $2.4 billion to the state's General
Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone
in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games:
POWERBALL®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted