23 , 2002
12/25 POWERBALL® JACKPOT NOW WORTH $280 MILLION
DOVER, DE -- The POWERBALL® jackpot
for Wednesday, December 25-with an estimated annuity value of $280
million and an estimated cash lump sum value of $151.4 million-could
make someone's holiday a lot brighter.
However, Delaware Lottery officials urge players not to spend more
than they can afford on the $1 tickets for Wednesday's drawing.
"Play responsibly," Wayne Lemons, Delaware Lottery Director,
said. "I want to remind everyone that you only need one ticket
to be a big winner."
Lemons also reminded players that help is available for those tempted
by the big jackpot. "If you or someone you know has a gambling
problem, call the Delaware Gambling Helpline at 1-888-850-8888,"
For the Saturday, December 21, 2002 drawing, Delaware Lottery records
indicate that there were 4 winners of $5,000 prizes, 262 winners
of $100 prizes (4 of whom won $500 with Power Play®), 7,736
winners of $7 prizes (94 won $35 with Power Play®), 12,088 winners
of $4 prizes (158 won $20 with Power Play®) and 21,519 winners
of $3 prizes (279 won $15 with Power Play®).
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has
than $1.4 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:
LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. More information
is available at