November 27, 2013



Dover, DE - November 27, 2013 - George Bickford, a 54-year-old gentleman from Georgetown, Del., will have a happy Thanksgiving holiday after learning he was a $58,000 jackpot winner from a DELAWARE CASH 5® ticket purchase he made at Bodie’s Market in Georgetown on November 26. The fortunate man discovered his big win after that evening’s drawing and said it was the best early holiday present he could ever imagine.

“I thought, if I win this, I’m going to Jamaica!” Bickford told Lottery Officials.

The next day, when the lucky winner returned to Bodie’s Market to check his ticket on the Quick Check scanner, he still couldn’t believe his eyes. His Quick Pick numbers of 6, 23, 27, 30, 32 and 6, matched the winning numbers to hit the jackpot.

“I was in shock,” said Bickford. “I quickly handed my ticket over to the retailer to check the ticket and he couldn’t believe it either!”

Bickford also told Lottery Officials that this was the first time he won such a big amount playing the Lottery. “I play pretty regularly. I usually play DELAWARE CASH 5®, MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL®. I’ve only won small amounts, which I typically put toward my next week’s ticket purchase, but not this time!” he said with a smile.

Bickford says he will use a portion of his winnings to plan a trip to Jamaica in February. For now, he is prepping for the upcoming holidays. “This will make for a nice Thanksgiving and Christmas.” he said.

Bickford also plans to continue playing the Delaware Lottery. “I’m headed for a MEGA MILLIONS® win next!” he said with excitement. He claimed his $58,000 prize at Lottery headquarters on November 27.

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