EMPLOYEE WINS $100,000 POWERBALL® PRIZE
DOVER, DE - A 43-year-old woman from Wilmington claimed an October
31, 2001, POWERBALL® $100,000 prize this afternoon at the
Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. The winner, who wishes to remain
anonymous, was awarded $72,500, which represents her $100,000
prize minus $27,500 for federal tax.
The woman, an employee at Acme Supermarket on Foulk and Naamans
Road, purchased her POWERBALL® ticket at Acme on Monday (October
29). Her winning Quick Pick ticket matched five of six winning
"I found out I won when I called the Player Information number
this morning," the winner said. "I was completely stunned
when I realized what I had won. I called my friend right away
to tell him the good news," she explained.
Currently the winner does not have any plans for her winnings,
but she does plan to continue playing Delaware Lottery Games.
The POWERBALL® jackpot for Saturday, November 3, 2001, has
an estimated annuity value of $51 million. Tickets for POWERBALL
cost $1 and are available at all Delaware Lottery On-Line Retailers.
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has
contributed more than $1.1 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®,
All Cash Lotto, Rolldown®, PLAY 3 and PLAY 4, and assorted
The Delaware Lottery today announced completion of the first phase
of its Retailer Accessibility Process, based on its obligations
under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1992 and Lottery
Rules and Regulations.