& SISTER SHARE IN 2nd LARGEST POWERBALL JACKPOT EVER
- Brother and sister Michael J. Kearney, Jr., and Kathleen E.
Kearney claimed their POWERBALL® winnings today at the Delaware
Lottery Office in Dover.
- After Federal withholding tax, they will receive $30,051,852.56.
The winners have agreed to split their winnings.
- Michael is a civil litigation and employment attorney from
- Kathleen is a first-grade teacher who lives in Hockessin.
- Kathleen, originally from Pittsburgh, moved to Delaware in
1971 to teach. She spent this summer in Pittsburgh caring for
her mother. She returned to Delaware August 21 when school started.
- Michael asked Kathleen to buy POWERBALL® tickets for the
Saturday, August 25 drawing when it reached $295 million; Kathleen
bought tickets twice-once at Books & Tobacco and then again
at Acme in Lantana Square Shopping Center in Hockessin.
- Kathleen had the tickets; she did not check the numbers until
last night after being prompted by telephone calls from Michael.
- Michael took a 10:30 p.m. flight into Philadelphia from Pittsburgh
last night, arriving at Kathleen's at 2 a.m. They left for the
Delaware Lottery Office this morning to validate their ticket
and claim their prize.
- Michael is married and has two daughters, a 16-year old and
an 18-year old.
POWERBALL® WINNING NUMBERS (drawn on August 25, 2001):
8 17 22 42 47 PB: 21
- The winning ticket, sold at Delaware Lottery Retailer Books
& Tobacco in Lantana Square Shopping Center, Hockessin,
was one of four winning tickets for the $294.8 million POWERBALL®
- The winning number was on a $5 Quick Pick ticket sold at
8:06 PM, Saturday, August 25.
- Seven $100,000 winning tickets were sold in Delaware; as
of August 30, five have been claimed. Thirty- six $5,000 winning
tickets were sold in the state.
- Delaware ranked number one in per capita sales among the 22
member lotteries in the Multi-State Lottery Association, which
runs the POWERBALL® game.
- This is the fifth winning ticket for a POWERBALL® jackpot
to be sold in Delaware.