February 18, 2008
LOTTERY HELPS DELAWARIANS RING IN NEW YEAR
Raffle wins and Hot Lotto® debut thaw Januarys chill
Dover, DE -- The Delaware Lottery helped many players cure their
holiday blues this January by handing out some hefty helpings of cash.
The DELAWARE RAFFLE kicked things off over New Years by awarding
$250,000 to a Middletown man, along with five $25,000 prizes. A trio of
POWERBALL® players celebrated the calendar change in style by claiming
combined winnings of $100,000, while a ticket worth $10,000 has yet to
be claimed. The Delaware Lottery also paid several Instant Game top-prizes
and introduced HOT LOTTO® to take the chill out of winters coldest
December and January were excellent months to play the Delaware
Lottery, said Wayne Lemons, Delaware Lottery Director. The
DELAWARE RAFFLE rewarded players with its prize payouts, POWERBALL®
was popular as always, and lottery gamers are already flocking to the
new HOT LOTTO® offering.
During the month of January, POWERBALL® drawings yielded 54,508 winners.
There were also 227,989 instant game winners last month.
An anonymous winner who purchased just one ticket took home the RAFFLEs
quarter-million-dollar top prize (minus Federal withholding taxes), while
five separate $25,000 first prizes were won by two friends from Wilmington
and Rising Sun, eight New Castle county coworkers, a 42-year-old Elkton,
Md., man, a Newark woman who only plays the RAFFLE, and one anonymous
The Delaware Lottery also introduced HOT LOTTO® in January. A Lotto-style
game with guaranteed estimated annuity jackpots of at least $1 million,
ticket sales for the $1 game began Jan. 28 around the First State, and
the first drawing was held Jan. 30.
Weve heard the call for a game with larger top-prizes than
MULTI-WIN LOTTO and better odds than POWERBALL®, said Lemons.
HOT LOTTO® fills this niche and offers players a better shot
to take home estimated annuity prizes in the $1 million to $20 million
The Delaware Lottery reminds players that prizes must be claimed within
one year from the date of the drawing.
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed
more than $2.6 billion to the states General Fund to help finance
needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers
a variety of games: POWERBALL®, HOT LOTTO®, 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.