May 14, 2009
$150M POWERBALL® JACKPOT NOW WORLD'S LARGEST
Delaware Lottery advocates responsible play for spring's first major
Dover, DE -- As this Saturday's POWERBALL® jackpot swells
towards an estimated annuity prize of $150 million, the Delaware Lottery
reminds players to enjoy games responsibly and within their means. The
top prize would likely represent the second-largest POWERBALL® jackpot
of 2009, and is expected to dwarf the world's other top current advertised
lotteries in Italy (approx. $78.27 million), New York (approx. $41 million)
and Canada (approx. $34.1 million).
"With spring in bloom and summer vacations just around the corner
this is a great time for anyone to net a big win," said Delaware
Lottery Director, Wayne Lemons. "Many Delaware Lottery players are
still buzzing from $177.4 million POWERBALL® jackpot from Feb. 28
that two anonymous Delawareans recently claimed half of. We'd love to
see another major winner in this state."
Director Lemons also reminded Delaware Lottery players that it only takes
one ticket to win. "No matter how large the jackpot grows, it's always
important to play all Delaware Lottery games responsibly.
The current jackpot run began April 11, and Saturday night's draw will
be the 11th draw in this run. The one-time cash payment option is estimated
at $76.3 million.
The projected $150 million top prize stands as the world's largest annuity
jackpot currently advertised for a lottery game.
The Delaware Lottery reminds players that prizes must be claimed within
one year from the date of the drawing.
Powerball tickets are sold in 30 states, the District of Columbia and
the Virgin Islands.
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed
more than $3 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, at licensed retailers, and from
the Lottery's office in Dover.
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