POWERBALL PRIZE CLAIMED; MIRIAM BARNSHAW CLAIMS $10,000 INSTANT
DOVER, DE --Miriam Barnshaw and
her sister claimed a $10,000 INSTANT CASH Instant Game prize
and a Maryland woman claimed a $100,000 POWERBALL® prize
from the July 24 POWERBALL drawing yesterday at the Delaware
Lottery Office in Dover.
Barnshaw and her sister, both from Centerville, MD, purchased
their winning INSTANT CASH ticket at the Rehoboth Cigarette
Outlet in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Barnshaw was awarded a check
for $7,500, which represents the $10,000 minus $2,500 for
federal taxes. She plans to share the prize with her sister.
An excited Miriam said, "My sister and I always split
our winnings 50/50."
A Maryland woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed
a $100,000 POWERBALL prize from the July 24 POWERBALL drawing.
Her winning ticket matched all five white numbers except the
red POWERBALL number to win $100,000. She received a check
for $75,000, which represents the $100,000 prize minus $25,000
for federal taxes. The 59-year-old woman purchased her winning
POWERBALL ticket-a Quick Pick-at the Acme Supermarket in Smyrna,
"I buy the Sunday News Journal just to check my winning
numbers," she explained. "I was very excited to
see my picks printed, because I mostly play scratch-off games
just for fun."
The POWERBALL jackpot for Wednesday, July 28, 2004 has an
estimated annuity value of $44 million. Tickets for POWERBALL
cost $1 and are available at more than 450 Delaware Lottery
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery
has contributed more than $1.8 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.