July 26, 2007
DOUBLE THE LUCK AS TWO $200,000 POWERBALL®
WINNERS CLAIM PRIZES IN JULY
Dover, DE -- A Wilmington woman's last-minute
decision to buy a Lottery ticket while traveling has paid off, and an
engaged couple from Milton will have a large pre-wedding gift as they
both have recently claimed $200,000 POWERBALL® prizes from the May
19, 2007 and July 21, 2007 drawings at the Delaware Lottery Office in
Both winners, who wished to remain anonymous, received checks for $150,000,
which represents the $200,000 prize minus federal taxes withheld. The
winning tickets matched all five white balls, but did not match the red
The Wilmington winner told Lottery Officials that she discovered she had
won when she returned to the retailer where she purchased the ticket at
the Wilmington train station during a business trip. "The only person
who knows that I won is my husband," she noted, adding that she has
no specific plans for the prize money. She admits that she rarely plays
the Lottery and purchased the ticket on a whim using the Quick Pick feature
in which the Lottery terminal computer randomly generates the numbers.
The engaged couple from Milton were still in shock when they picked up
their prize money. After going online to check the numbers on the Delaware
Lottery website, the regular players said they were about ready to faint.
"We're going to put some of the money into savings, and some towards
buying a house," said the groom. The recent Maryland transplants,
who also used the Quick Pick feature, have only told their family about
their big win.
The Delaware Lottery reminds players to check their tickets, which are
valid up to a year after date of purchase. Currently there are three unclaimed
$10,000 POWERBALL® prizes. They are:
· Ticket for the December 23, 2006 drawing purchased at Books &
Tobacco in Hockessin, Del.
· Ticket for the May 26, 2007 drawing purchased at Royal Farms
in Milford, Del.
· Ticket for the February 24, 2007 drawing purchased at Christiana
Dash In in New Castle, Del.
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed
more than $2.5 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 Instant Games.
Winner Privacy is our Policy.
The Delaware Lottery only publishes winner names with their consent.