spacer August 15 , 2005


Dover, DE -- A 70-year-old Wilmington man has claimed a $100,000 prize from the Saturday August 6, 2005 POWERBALL® drawing. The retired widower had his winning ticket validated this morning at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, was awarded a check for $75,000 which represents his $100,000 prize minus federal taxes.

The winner purchased his ticket, generated by Quick Pick, from Books and Tobacco, Inc. on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington. He told Lottery officials that he plays POWERBALL® as often as he can. He learned he was a winner when he returned to Books and Tobacco, Inc. to purchase additional lottery tickets and checked his ticket for the August 6th drawing after seeing a sign in the store announcing their winning ticket sale. When Lottery Officials asked his plans for the winnings, the winner replied that he plans to save the money until he needs it.

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