May 22, 2002
NEWARK MAN CLAIMS $100,000 POWERBALL® PRIZE
DOVER, DE - A 38-year-old Newark man
claimed the second $100,000 POWERBALL® prize from the May
15, 2002 drawing Monday afternoon (May 20) at the Delaware Lottery
Office in Dover. The winner, a historical services contractor
who wishes to remain anonymous, was awarded $73,000. This figure
represents his $100,000 prize minus $27,000 for federal tax.
The winner, a regular POWERBALL® player, purchased his winning
POWERBALL® ticket at Genuardi's Family Market in People's
Plaza in Glasgow the day before the drawing (May 14). His Quick
Pick ticket matched five of six winning numbers.
"I found out I won when I called the Player Information number
the day after the drawing," he explained. "I've won
small amounts in the past, but when I realized I had won a $100,000
prize I broke out in a cold sweat. It's a strange, but very exciting
Currently, the winner plans to pay some bills with his prize money.
He also said he will continue playing Delaware Lottery Games in
The POWERBALL® jackpot for tonight has an estimated annuity
value of $12 million. Tickets for POWERBALL® cost $1 and are
available at more than 400 Delaware Lottery Retailers.
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has
contributed more than $1.3 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®,
LOTTO, PLAY 3 and PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.