OF THREE RECENT $100,000 DELAWARE
POWERBALL® PRIZES CLAIMED
DOVER, DE -- An 80-year old Wilmington
man and a 62-year old resident of Mount Laurel, New Jersey,
have claimed two of the three $100,000 POWERBALL® prizes
awarded in Delaware within the last two weeks. According to
Lottery officials, a third winning $100,000 ticket sold at
the Shore Stop on Stein Highway in Seaford, Delaware for the
November 20th drawing remains unclaimed to date.
The winning tickets matched all five white numbers except
the red POWERBALL® number. The $100,000 prizes represent
$75,000 to the winners after federal taxes.
The Wilmington resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, had
his winning ticket for the November 27th drawing validated
last week. The winning ticket was sold at the Pathmark store
on Sunset Boulevard in New Castle. The long-time POWERBALL®
player, a native of Trinidad, told Delaware Lottery officials
that this was the first time he had won anything in the U.S.,
but had previously claimed a lottery prize in his Caribbean
The winning ticket for the December 1st POWERBALL® drawing
claimed by the New Jersey resident last week was sold at the
Village Market on Ridge Road in Claymont. The anonymous first-time
winner, a sales manager, told Lottery officials he is a regular
player of LOTTO and POWERBALL® and had no special plans
for his winnings. The Garden State resident said he alternates
between selecting his own numbers and Quick Pick-his winning
ticket had numbers selected at random by the computer.
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,
PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.