November 19, 2008
LOTTERY AWARDS SECOND-CHANCE HOT LOTTO WINNERS
Five lucky "non-winners" take home a total of $10,000 in
Dover, DE -- The Delaware Lottery announced today that five lucky
HOT LOTTO® players have come forward to claim their second-chance
drawing prizes. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 31 players who submitted their non-winning
HOT LOTTO® and HOT LOTTO® Sizzler® tickets to the Delaware Lottery
were entered in a drawing for a chance to win a total of $10,000 cash
Prizes were awarded to the following players:
- $5,000 Grand Prize - Candy T. of Delmar
- $2,500 First Prize - Jerry Q. of Longneck
- $1,500 Second Prize - Charles W. of Dover
- $500 Third Prize - Mih A. of Seaford
- $500 Third Prize - Valery D. of Wilmington
"We hope this promotion gave more Delawareans a taste of HOT LOTTO®
and we're sure they've enjoyed the experience," said Wayne Lemons,
Delaware Lottery Director. "With the holiday season right around
the corner we'd like to remind players that Delaware Lottery tickets always
make a wonderful stocking stuffer."
While similar to Powerball® and Multi-Win Lotto, HOT LOTTO® players
select five white ball numbers from 1 to 39 and one orange Hot Ball number
from 1 to 19. A $1 Sizzler® option (like the Powerball® Power Play)
gives gamers a chance to automatically triple lower-tier prizes.
Odds of winning the HOT LOTTO® jackpot are one in nearly 11 million,
while the odds of winning the top Powerball® prize are one in 146
million. Drawings for the multi-state game are held twice a week on Wednesday
and Saturday nights. Players can purchase a multi-draw ticket for up to
10 draws at a time. Jackpots begin at an estimated annuity of $1 million
and increase by at least $50,000 per drawing until a winning number is
drawn. Additional information about this HOT LOTTO® promotional campaign
and other Lottery games can is available at www.delottery.com.
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 $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY
3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional
details are available at delottery.com, licensed retailers, and from the
Lottery's office in Dover.
Winner Privacy is our Policy.
The Delaware Lottery only publishes winner names with their consent.