Golfing Buddies Win $10,000 Powerball Prize
Dover, DE --Eleven golfing buddies
who are members of the Sakima Country Club in Carney's Point,
N.J., are going to have a little more money for lunch on the
19th hole after scoring a $10,000 Powerball win. The winning
numbers were drawn on March 17, St. Patrick's Day.
The group mostly hails from New Jersey and Maryland, but it
was their lone Delawarean who bought the lucky ticket.
Robert Meeks, 67, of Newark has been buying tickets for the
group for a little over two years. He said they have won a
few smaller prizes in the past, which they decided to just
reinvest in tickets. But this time, they decided to cash in.
"I told them we needed to touch a little green on this
one," Meeks said. "We're all going to get together
and have a little celebration."
Split 11 ways, the men won more than $680 each after taxes.
Meeks knows that total isn't life-altering, but he said the
two newest members of his group are known for being lucky
and he thinks another win isn't out of the question.
"We have two new guys who are both lucky," he said.
"I'm sure word will travel fast around the club and more
members would want to get in," he said. "We'd love
to have more people in it."
The ticket was purchased at Books & News on Chestnut Hill
Road in Newark.
To check your potentially winning number, call the Delaware
Lottery hotline at 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