POWERBALL® Player Score BIG with $10,003 win
Congratulations to Kenneth Quinn of Lincoln, Delaware, who received an early holiday treat when he collected his winnings totaling $10,003 from the POWERBALL® drawing on December 13.
Quinn has been a regular lottery player for more than 30 years and has won several smaller prizes in the past, but this was his biggest tally to date. He said he looks forward to investing most of his winnings.
The winning ticket was purchased at The Cigarette Outlet in Milford Plaza, Milford.
Congratulations to all the NASCAR® Second Chance Drawing Winners!
Doni Cubler of Oak Orchard, Delaware, is a huge Jeff Gordon fan and the grand prize winner of the 2006 Delaware Lottery NASCAR® second-chance drawing. Cubler will be able to cheer on the famed No. 24 car at any race he wants during the 2007 season.
Cubler, 74, won the second-chance grand prize of the Delaware Lottery NASCAR® instant game, which awarded him a trip for two to his choice of any 2007 NASCAR® sanctioned race on the circuit.
"I really enjoy NASCAR® and haven't been to any other track than Dover International Speedway," he said.
Cubler said his wife Nancy will accompany him, but he has yet to decide which track he'd like to visit, though Daytona, Talladega and Las Vegas are at the top of his list.
In addition to the grand prize, Cubler also wins a NASCAR® licensed merchandise prize pack.
NASCAR® licensed merchandise prize packs were also awarded to 147 other winners in the second-chance drawing.
Wilmington Office Pool Wins $200,000 from Nov. 18 POWERBALL® Drawing
A six person office pool from the Wilmington law office of Morris, James, Hitchins & Williams scored a $200,000 POWERBALL® prize by matching five numbers on November 18th. The group has been buying 12 tickets twice each week for the past 18 years. But the group's win was luckier than they could imagine. The woman who has purchased the group's 12 tickets, typically buys two separate tickets for herself so she can play some personal numbers such as family birthdays. This time, rather than playing her numbers separately, she incorporated them into the group's 12 tickets. And, as luck would have it, those were the winning numbers.
"I'm so happy I did that because all the others really deserve to share in the winnings" she said. "It's just so nice that they can relax for a little while and not worry about a few bills. I'll never forget this experience."
The winning ticket was purchased at The Convenient Store located at 107 West 9th Street in Wilmington.
Record $172,000 Multi-Win Lotto Jackpot
Multi-Win Lotto is known for having the best odds of any game offered by the Delaware Lottery, but it wasn't until recently that a 66-year-old machinist from Chester, Pa., and loyal player found out for sure. On November 29, the man won $172,000, which marked the largest Multi-Win Lotto jackpot in the history of the game.
"I like Multi-Win Lotto because when you buy one ticket, you have three lines to win," he said. In addition to winning the record top prize of $172,000 by matching all six numbers in a line, the player added an additional $100 to his prize matching a total of nine numbers from all three lines on the same ticket. "It's safe to say that this will allow me to spoil my five-year-old granddaughter a little more this Christmas."
He purchased his ticket at the Village Market located at 1000 Ridge Road in Claymont.
Three lucky Players Club members win with 2006 Punkin Chunkin e-game
Trisha Dayton of Newark, Delaware, Kenny White of North East, Maryland and Robert F. Ventura of Edgewood, Maryland were the 2006 Punkin Chunkin Players Club contest winners. By testing their skill and seeing how far they could loft pumpkins with an air gun or catapult, they were invited to register for a drawing. Being members of the Players Club really paid off for them, each winner received a $50 gift card and a limited edition Delaware Lottery/Punkin Chunkin t-shirt.
Don't miss your chance to get in on the fun and exclusive prizes, join the Players Club today!
Top Prize for Instant Riches Game Claimed
Christmas came early for a 60-year-old Elkton, Maryland, woman as she claimed one of the $8,000 top prizes for the $5 Instant Riches instant game.
The woman, who runs a cheese shop near the Delaware/Maryland border, has chosen to remain anonymous, but did say that she is a regular player and this was the biggest win she has scored to date.
"I will likely pay some bills with it," she said. "This is a great time to have a little extra money."
New Castle Man Scores $15,000 playing Deal or No Deal Instant Game
A 50-year-old New Castle, Delaware, man recently came forward to claim one of the top prizes of $15,000 for the $10 Deal or No Deal Instant Game.
The man, who is married with four children, is a regular Delaware Lottery player, playing most of the games but preferring the instant games. This win marks his largest, despite having won several smaller prizes through the years.
"I had to look at the card five or six times just to makes sure I'd won," he said. "Trust me, this money is going to come in handy. Maybe we'll get a little trip out of this."
The winning game card was purchase at Manor BP located at 601 N. DuPont Highway in New Castle.
Birthday Numbers Yield $200,000 Powerball Win for Wilmington Office Pool
It has been a great start to the holiday season for six employees at the Wilmington law office of Morris, James, Hitchins & Williams who will share $200,000 from matching five numbers in the November 18 Powerball drawing.
The group has chosen to remain anonymous, but the member who turned in the ticket who works as a word processor said that the same six people have been buying 12 tickets twice each week for the past 18 years. Along the way, they have won smaller prizes, but this is their biggest one yet.
This win actually had a double twist of lucky for the group. The person who typically buys two separate tickets with personal numbers such as birthdays and anniversaries incorporated her numbers into the group's 12 tickets. And, of course, it was her numbers that won.
"I'm so happy I did that [bought only the 12 tickets because all the others really deserve it," she said. "I got to hear all of them all screaming and hollering and crying. It's just so nice that they can relax for a little while and not worry about a few bills."
The ticket was purchased at The Convenient Store located at 107 West 9th Street in Wilmington.
Four Players Club members get even more from the "Play 4, Win 10% More" offer
On October 19, four lucky people each won a $40 gas card by sending in their non-winning Play 4 tickets from the "Play 4, Win 10% More!" special offer period that ran from September 18 through October 8, 2006. These people are Elfriede Bamford of Felton, Delaware; Donald Bamford of Felton, Delaware; Den Bleyker of Camden, Delaware; and Meghan Kelly of Wilmington, Delaware. Congratulations to our winners! To remain in the loop about future contests and special offers from the Delaware Lottery, join our Players Club today!
Three Winners Will "Get Their Party On" at the Palms Casino Resort
The first of two Palms™ Instant Game second chance drawings was conducted on September 21, 2006, yielding three of the Delaware Lottery's newest winners: John Harmon of Frankford, Delaware, Lottie Foley of Chester, Pennsylvania and Linda Richardson of Wilmington, Delaware.
John, Lottie and Linda will each receive a VIP trip for two to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. This loaded package includes round-trip airfare, ground transfer to/from the Las Vegas airport and the Palms Casino Resort; VIP check in for a four-day, three-night stay in a deluxe Junior Suite at the Palms Casino Resort; line passes and cover charges for two to the GHOSTBAR and RAIN in the Desert nightclub located inside the Palms Casino Resort; two movie passes and $20 movie money for the Brendan theatres inside the Palms Casino Resort; two Palms spa passes with two 50 minute massages; a $250 food credit (excluding alcohol) good for restaurants at the Palms Casino Resort; $500 spending money; and a black leather suitcase.
If you wish you were one of the winners, there's still time to enter the next Second Chance drawing through which the Delaware Lottery will be awarding the Palms Instant Game's last four VIP trips to Palms Casino Resort. Just enter your non-winning Palms™ Instant Game tickets here by December 30, 2006.
New Castle Man wins $50,000 Instant Game Prize
A long-time instant game player recently captured the first of the two $50,000 top prizes for the $20 Color of Money game. The man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is a retired hotel worker, a father of five and grandfather to three.
The winner said he plays regularly and has won many prizes in the $100 to $500 range, but never a top prize like this. He added that the money will help him and his wife of 46 years complete some home improvement projects, while he intends to give the rest of it to his family.
"This is a once in a lifetime thing, so I'll share it. In a few weeks, I will have probably given it all away," he said.
The lucky winning game card was purchased at the Cumberland Farms on New Castle Avenue in New Castle.
Brother-in-Law Birthday Error Yields a $10,000 POWERBALL® Prize for Two Sisters!
Two lucky Maryland sisters claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL prize won during the August 19, 2006, drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased at the Royal Farms in Fenwick Island and was the result of a fortuitous mistake.
Sisters Kelly Bacon, 39, of Gambrills, Md., and Robin Casalaspro, 52, of Ocean City, Md., split the cost of ten tickets with the agreement that they would split any winnings. This Mrs. Casalaspro made the short trip into Delaware to purchase the tickets, but while selecting their numbers she entered the number "29" instead of "27" for her brother-in-law's birth date. When the 29 ball came up, the two took home the cash.
"He said he should probably change his birthday now," Mrs. Casalaspro joked.
Mrs. Casalaspro, who is a mother two and has six grandchildren, said she plans to take her family to Hershey Park and put much of the rest toward a vacation to Key West, Fla. Mrs. Bacon said she will use her share on a trip to Disney World with her husband and young son.
Four Large Instant Game Prizes Won in First Two Weeks of June
The first few unofficial weeks of summer have produced four big instant winners with the Delaware Lottery.
On June 7, a 60-year-old Newark, Del., resident won the $20,000 grand prize for the $10 10-Times the Money instant win game. He purchased the winning ticket at Glasgow Farm in Newark. Retired and single, this lucky winner recently started playing the lottery for entertainment, but never dreamed it would pay off so well.
"I don't really have any big plans for [the prize] yet," he said. "I'll probably just put it in the bank and save it for a rainy day."
Then, on June 14, a 49-year-old woman from Milford scored another $20,000 grand prize jackpot from a $10 Red Hot Cash ticket purchased at Mills Brothers Market #2 in Milford. The woman couldn't believe her luck when she realized she had won, initially thinking she had only won $20. She said that she plays for entertainment, but only when she gets a certain lucky feeling.
"I'm always pretty lucky," she said. "I saw that ticket in the counter and just thought it was good luck. I guess I was right."
Two Pennsylvania women also claimed large Delaware Lottery prizes in early June. On June 6 Kathy Shaw, 45, of Honey Brook, Pa., claimed a $10,000 prize after playing Texas Hold 'Em Poker, a $5 ticket. The game card was purchased at the Tobacco Field in Wilmington. Also, a winner from Shamokin hit it big when she claimed the grand prize for the $5 Delaware Riches game, winning $10,000 on Friday June 9. A 75-year-old widow, she said she likes to buy a ticket each week when shopping at the Thriftway in the Penn Mart Shopping Center in New Castle.
Congratulations to all Delaware Lottery Instant Game winners!
Lottery Players Win by Nominating the Fastest Clerks
Through paper ballots at stores and through a Players Club Newsflash, we asked you to nominate your favorite Delaware Lottery terminal operators for the 2006 XFingers Challenge - a competition that determines who can enter lottery numbers the fastest.
You not only gave your favorite clerks a chance to shine, but you also got the opportunity to win great prizes for yourselves! The following people won prizes by scouting out the fastest fingers in Delaware:
THIRTY $10 INSTANT TICKETS
- Robert Parker of Lewes, DE, nominated 1st place Shayne Edwards of Lewes Mobil
SUMMER PRIZE PACK - $100 VALUE
- Fred Scholl of Millville, NJ, nominated 2nd place Amy Pham of Grisillo's Thriftway
- Tom Klee of Bloomfield, CT, nominated 3rd place Hitesh Patel of New Castle Shell
- Emily Bray of Dover, DE, nominated 4th place Mike Joshi of Stop & Shop - Walker Road
- Mary Robinson of New Castle, DE, nominated 5th place Jay Farley of Grisillo's Thriftway
Congratulations to the winners! Thanks again to all those who participated by making nominations for the 2006 XFingers Challenge. Your support and participation in the Delaware Lottery has helped propel these clerks into the winners' circle. We hope that you continue to keep them in good practice!
Final Set of VEGAS CASH Second-Chance Winners Get Trips to Vegas!
As a result of the third and final VEGAS CASH Instant Game second-chance drawing on June 2, 2006, three more lucky winners were awarded with trips for two to Las Vegas: Sara Hardy of Oxford, Pa., Joseph Dillon of Harrington, Del. and Gracie Morris of Felton, Del.
These winners will receive a four-day, three-night stay at their choice of three resort and casino properties in Las Vegas, including Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Luxor Resort and Casino, and Excalibur Resort and Casino. Licensing rights have been obtained for these properties by MDI Entertainment, LLC. In addition to the posh accommodations, each prize includes round-trip coach airfare for two, ground transfer to and from the Las Vegas airport, tickets for two to a show at the resort property of choice, $500 spending money and a nylon roller travel bag. We wish them congratulations and hope they all have a nice stay!
These new winners join six other VEGAS CASH second-chance prize winners selected in December 6, 2005, and March 9, 2006, drawings: Ronald McCaul of Collingdale, Pa., Ruth Ann Perkins of Elkton, Md., Breezy Brown of Dover, Del., Thomas P. Hollinger Jr. of Dover, Del., Julius Steiner of Lincoln, Del. and Patricia Rose of Smyrna, Del.
Thirty Lucky Players Club Members Win 30th Anniversary Contest!
In honor of the Delaware Lottery's 30th Anniversary Celebration, a special 30th Anniversary Players Club Contest was held from May 19, 2006 until May 31, 2006. Contestants had to correctly answer three questions about the history of the Delaware Lottery in order to be entered into a drawing to win a $30 gas card and groovy 30th Anniversary T-shirt.
Thirty lucky Players Club members were then selected as winners in the 30th Anniversary Players Club drawing on June 7, 2006. To see the names and locations of the members who won, click on the following link: Players Club 2006 Contest Winners. The Delaware Lottery would like to congratulate all winners, and you can too—just keep an eye out for their funkadelic green and yellow Delaware Lottery 30th Anniversary T-shirts! Yeah, Baby!
65-year-old Retiree from Newark Claims Lottery
The winner of the May 3 Multi-Win Lotto jackpot of $76,100 has come forward. A 65-year-old retiree from Newark, who said he has been playing the Delaware Lottery since its inception in 1975 claimed the prize just days after the drawing.
The winning numbers were selected at Pencader Discount Liquors in Newark's Pencader Plaza just prior to the drawing that Wednesday.
"I may have purchased the last ticket before the drawing," the winner joked. "I know I got in right before the deadline. Maybe that made it lucky."
The man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said he plays several of the Delaware Lottery games for fun. He said he enjoys POWERBALL® for its large jackpot opportunities, but also likes the Multi-Win Lotto because there are so many ways to win.
He added that the unexpected prize came at a great time for he and his wife, as they have just made several home improvements and their winnings will cover all of them.
80-Year Old Grandmother Wins Big with Multi-Win!
An 80-year old grandmother of Ocean View, Delaware, has come forward to claim her March 31 Multi-Win Lottery jackpot of $126,020!
The grandmother of two has been a faithful lottery player since 1975. She said, "I've won a few smaller prizes before. To win the jackpot is the greatest." Her winning ticket was purchased at Bodie's Market in Dagsboro, where her and her husband shop every week. She admitted they always play Multi-Win because "this game gives you more winners."
When asked if she had any big plans for prize, she revealed that they were thinking of buying a new car but that they aren't in any rush to spend the money. The rest they plan to save for their children. Congratulations!
Players Club Members Win 10x Power Play Contest!
Once again it pays to be in the Players Club! On April 12th, 2006, 10 lucky Players Club members won in the 10x Power Play 2nd chance drawing for non-winning tickets.
Congratulations to Rudy Komacee of Lewes, Beth Reed of Bridgeville, Tammy Worsley of Bear, Mildred Buzzone of Seaford, Sarah Warrington of Newark, Margot Rigney of Magnolia, Robert Matthew Sr. of Newark, Raymond Stevenson of Boothwyn, PA, Renee O'Rourke of Newark, and Robert Black of Lewes who each won a Winter Prize Pack valued at $100 each!
These players sent in their non-winning POWERBALL® with Power Play® tickets dated from March 1st, 2006 to March 31st 2006 for their chance to win!
Two winners claim a total of $1 Million in Powerball® Prizes
A 58-year-old Landenberg, Pa., man and 37-year-old single mother of three from Laurel, Del., have come forward as the winners of the February 1 POWERBALL® prizes of $800,000 and $200,000, respectfully.
The $800,000 winner purchased his ticket at Giant Food Store in Bear. He plans on using the money to pay off his children's college loans and save much of the rest for his retirement. "I still have two more years of working," the lucky man said. "This just makes things a little more comfortable."
The $200,000 winner purchased her ticket at Bargain Bill's in Laurel. "We couldn't be more excited," she said. "I'll have three teenagers soon, so I really want more bathrooms. I can afford a nice down payment now. It's a blessing."
The two winners each matched five of six numbers, but the Bear winner received an extra $600,000 because he purchased the prize-multiplying Power Play option for an extra $1.
Extra Happy New Year
A 64-year-old US Postal worker from Selbyville claimed the $86,000 Multi-Win LOTTO top prize from the December 30, 2005 drawing. He claimed the prize on January 4, 2006 and received a check for $64,500, after taxes. The lucky winner plans to save his winnings for future use. He purchased the winning ticket from Dave's Liquors in New Castle. He definitely plans to continue playing in the future.
Lucky Instant Game Winners
Congratulations to a 22-year old female from Lewes who claimed a $20,000 10 Times the Money prize on December 29, 2005. She purchased the $10 ticket at High's of Baltimore in Rehoboth. She plans on playing more games in the future. The second lucky winner was a 46-year old man from Georgetown who claimed a $10,000 Hold 'Em Poker prize. The $3 lucky ticket was purchased from Back Bay Tobacco in Millsboro. He is a regular lottery player.
$200,000 POWERBALL Winner Claims Prize
A 55-year old man from Bear claimed his $200,000 POWERBALL® prize from the December 3, 2005 drawing after having his winning ticket validated at the Lottery Office in Dover. The winning man is married with a family and is a regular Lottery player that loyally purchases his tickets for each POWERBALL® drawing from the same Retailer, D&H Liquors in New Castle. He learned of his win from his Retailer clerk while stopping in to buy tickets for the next drawing. The clerk began shouting about the winning news after checking the tickets. He planned to tell his family of his win during a family birthday party and plans to remodel his kitchen for his wife with a portion of his winnings. The winner was awarded a check for $150,000 which represents the $200,000 prize minus federal taxes. After catching the winning feeling, he plans to continue playing the Lottery and check his tickets more frequently in hopes of "hitting it big!" Congratulations!
More Delawareans Heading To Vegas!
Three more winners were chosen on March 9, 2006, in the second round of Las Vegas trip-for-two giveaways as a part of the VEGAS CASH Instant Game second-chance drawing for non-winning tickets.
Congratulations to Thomas P. Hollinger Jr. of Dover, Del., Julius Steiner of Lincoln, Del., and Patricia Rose of Smyrna, Del.! These winners will receive a four day, three night stay at their choice of three resort and casino properties in Las Vegas, including Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Luxor Resort and Casino, and Excalibur Resort and Casino. Licensing rights have been obtained for these properties by MDI Entertainment, LLC. In addition to the posh accommodations, each prize includes round-trip coach airfare for two, ground transfer to and from the Las Vegas airport, tickets for two to a show at the resort property of choice, $500 spending money and a nylon roller travel bag. We wish them all a nice stay!
These new winners join three other VEGAS CASH second-chance prize winners selected in a December 6, 2005, drawing: Ronald McCaul of Collingdale, Pa., Ruth Ann Perkins of Elkton, Md., and Breezy Brown of Dover, Del.
One more VEGAS CASH drawing to award three additional Las Vegas trips will be conducted and will close for entry on June 2, 2006.