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2006 Winners

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!

sister's brown and casalasproTwo 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!

patricia roseThomas P. HollingerThree 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.

 

2005 Winners

Lucky lady learns of $80,000 MULTI-WIN LOTTO win while running errands

One lucky lady's quick stop for lip balm earned her much more than that – $80,000 more after she learned she had the October 28, 2005, MULTI-WIN LOTTO top prize winning ticket in her possession! The winner, a 44-year old woman from Wilmington, used a Quick Check at a Lottery Retailer after purchasing her lip balm and was shocked to learn of her win. "We were screaming and yelling 'WOO HOO' in the store," she told Lottery Officials. Her winning ticket was purchased at TJ's Food Mart in Wilmington. The winner was awarded a check for $60,078 which represents her prize minus federal taxes. And though she had no plans at the time for her winnings, one thing she does plan to do is continue to play MULTI-WIN LOTTO in the future. Congratulations!

Regular Lottery player cashes in on $64,020 MULTI-WIN LOTTO top prize

After calling the Delaware Lottery 800-number to check the winning numbers for the Wednesday, November 16, 2005, drawing, a regular MULTI-WIN LOTTO player from Marydel was shocked to learn of her big win. The winning lady, "in her fifties," claimed her $64,020 MULTI-WIN LOTTO top prize the day after the drawing. She purchased her winning ticket at Doris' Market in Marydel with numbers picked by Quick Pick. The winner was presented a check for $48,015 which represents the prize amount minus federal taxes. She shared her plan to pay bills with her winnings. "I just couldn't believe it," she instinctively told Lottery Officials. Well, we believe it and congratulate our newest winner!

Two lucky winners are first to win $200,000 prizes with the new, bigger and better POWERBALL®

Two $200,000 prizes have been awarded to winners from the September 24th and October 5th POWERBALL® drawings. The winner from the September 24, 2005 drawing was a 47-year old man who purchased his ticket from Naamans Beverage Mart, Inc. in Claymont. He purchased four tickets for this drawing with numbers he selected at random. The lucky man's wife checked the tickets at another Lottery Retailer and found that he had won $200,000. He plans to pay bills and invest with his winnings. The other $200,000 prize, from the October 5, 2005 drawing, was claimed by a young couple from Georgetown. The couple purchased their winning ticket from Delaware Cigarette & Tobacco Outlet in Delmar, which also consisted of numbers the winners selected at random. After calling the Delaware Lottery hotline to find out they had won, the two revealed they plan to split the prize amount and pay bills. The winners for both drawings were awarded a check for $150,000 which represents the $200,000 prize minus federal taxes. After catching the winning feeling, all winners report they plan to continue playing POWERBALL® for more chances to win! Congratulations to all!

Three second-chance Grand Prize winners meet NASCAR® legend Rusty Wallace

Dick KirklandLinda CiachThree lucky Grand Prize winners got the chance to meet NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Series driver Rusty Wallace at the Dover race on September 25, 2005. The unique opportunity to meet the legend was part of the "MEET RUSTY WALLACE" second-chance drawing promotion and consisted of three separate drawings for the general public, Players Club members, and Delaware Lottery Retailers. Dick Kirkland of Dover, general public winner; Linda Ciach of Elsmere Players Club winner; and winning Retailer Marvin's Market located in Selbyville, Del. were each awarded a Grand Prize of a private meeting session with driver Rusty Wallace, VIP garage tour, pit passes and tickets to the NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Series Race for themselves and a guest. In addition to the Grand Prize, other prize levels awarded included five First Prizes of two pit passes and tickets to the NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Series Race, 10 Second Prizes of two tickets to the NASCAR Busch Series Race, and 20 Third Prizes of a Dover International Speedway official gift pack.

Woman claims 5th MULTI-WIN LOTTO jackpot prize

A 58-year-old Sussex County woman claimed a $98,100 jackpot prize from the Friday, August 26, 2005 MULTI-WIN LOTTO drawing. After having her ticket validated at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover, she was awarded a check for $73,575 which represents her $98,100 prize minus federal taxes. The MULTI-WIN LOTTO winner learned of her win after reading the Sunday newspaper. Her winning ticket was purchased from Packman's Discount Cigarette Outlet located in Seaford, Del.

Two winners score big Instant Game prizes during two hot weeks in August

Two winners walked away with BIG Instant Game top prizes! A 38-year-old man from Frostproof, FL claimed a $20,000 MEGA MONEY Instant Game prize on Monday, August 15, 2005. The $10 Instant Game ticket was purchased from First Stop in Laurel. The other winner, a 64-year-old man from Lincoln, Del., claimed a $50,000 MONEY MONEY MONEY Instant Game prize on Wednesday, August 24, 2005. The $20 Instant Game ticket was purchased from Delmar Liquors in Delmar, Del.

$100,000 POWERBALL® prize awarded to frequent player

A 70-year-old Wilmington man won a $100,000 prize from the Saturday August 6, 2005 POWERBALL® drawing. 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. The big winner was awarded a check for $75,000 which represents his $100,000 prize minus federal taxes. He told Lottery Officials that he plans to save the money.

George Ganat of Wilmington and his family will be playing lots of PAC-MAN®!

George Ganat George Ganat of Wilmington took home the Grand Prize in the PAC-MAN™ CASH Instant Game second-chance drawing. He won an arcade game with the original PAC-MAN®, Ms. PAC-MAN®, and Galaga® games, all in one monitor unit from Namco® valued at $3,000! Ganat said he is looking forward to adding the arcade game to his playroom for his children and grandchildren to enjoy when they come to visit. Ganat is a regular lottery player who said, "I've won with the Delaware Lottery several times." "I was a second-chance drawing winner of a prize pack in the TABASCO Instant Game last year and I won $1,000 on another Instant Game ticket a month ago."

64 players also won prizes in the drawing.


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Winners Score Hot Summer Prizes in MULTI-WIN LOTTO Drawing

Mickey Price from Lewes won a cool $1,000 in cash! She was the grand prize winner in our MULTI-WIN LOTTO Hot Summer Deals promotion held during June. Mickey purchased her winning ticket at Shore Stop #254 in Lewes. Players sent in non-winning MULTI-WIN LOTTO tickets for chances to win. A $250 cash prize second-chance drawing for Players Club members was awarded to Linda Richardson of Wilmington, who purchased her winning ticket at 7-11 Naamans in Wilmington. The MULTI-WIN LOTTO Hot Summer Deals drawing also featured a pair of Delaware Lottery Summer Prize Packs that included a 12-pack cooler, half-gallon beverage container and a Delaware Lottery beach towel, playing cards and visor. The prize packs were awarded to Linda Ciach, of Wilmington who purchased her winning ticket at Boxwood Books in Wilmington and Richard Treat, of Newark who purchased his winning ticket at 896 Liquors in Newark. Ten other second-chance drawing winners and ten other Players Club drawing winners received special edition MULTI-WIN LOTTO t-shirts.


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Good Fortune Leads to a $500,000 POWERBALL® Prize

A Chinese fortune cookie has brought good fortune in the form of a $500,000 POWERBALL® prize to one lucky Wilmington resident. The 58-year-old man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was awarded a check for $375,000 which represents the $500,000 prize minus federal taxes from the June 15, 2005 drawing. He and his wife selected the winning number combination from the back of a fortune after a night of Chinese takeout.

The winning ticket, which was purchased at Brandywine Liquors on Naamans Road in Wilmington, matched all five white numbers except the red POWERBALL® number to win a $100,000 prize. Since the gentleman purchased a $1 Power Play® multiplier, his winnings were five-times the prize.


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Delaware Lottery Offers Players Relief at the Pump!

Congratulations to our two April PLAY 4 “It's a Gas” contest winners– Linda Ciach of Elsmere and Lemuel Scott of Harrington! They each won a $400 gas card courtesy of the Delaware Lottery. Playing on the theme of “four,” for the PLAY 4 promotion, the Lottery offered players, during the fourth month of the year (April), a chance to win $400 worth of gas and other prizes centered around the number four by sending in their non-winning PLAY 4 tickets for entry in a drawing.

Congratulations to the other 96 winners!

Check out the complete list of PLAY 4 “It's a Gas” contest winners!


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Smyrna Woman Wins $82,000 MULTI-WIN LOTTO Jackpot

A 74-year-old Smyrna woman claimed the $82,000 MULTI-WIN LOTTO jackpot from the Wednesday, May 4, 2005, drawing on Friday, May 6. The winner was awarded a check for $61,516.50 which represents her $82,022 prize minus federal taxes.

The central Delaware native purchased her Quick Pick MULTI-WIN LOTTO ticket at Smyrna Liquors in Smyrna. “The first person I told was my daughter–I couldn't believe it,” said the excited mother of three.

Because the MULTI-WIN LOTTO game offers players a unique play style, the winner not only won the jackpot of $82,000, but she also won an additional $22. She won both ways on one ticket by matching six numbers across one line for the jackpot win and eight numbers among all three lines for $20. She also won a base prize of $2 on a separate game by matching three numbers straight across one line.

As of May 11, 2005, there have been more than 322,030 total MULTI-WIN LOTTO winners–congratulations to you all!


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New MULTI-WIN LOTTO gets first jackpot winner

Two months following the debut of MULTI-WIN LOTTO, a retired woman from Hockessin is the first to claim a winning jackpot ticket for the new game worth $94,000. She received a check for $70,500 which represents her $94,000 jackpot prize minus federal taxes withheld.

Her winning ticket matched all six drawn numbers across one row. The winning ticket was the result of a Quick Pick sold at the Pathmark located on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington. The winner has won several times with other Delaware Lottery games but her MULTI-WIN LOTTO prize was the biggest. Congratulations to the other winners for this drawing. In addition to the one winning jackpot ticket, nine tickets were sold that matched five of the six numbers drawn to win a $500 prize, and 398 tickets were sold with four of the six match numbers worth a $25 win.


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Three $100,000 POWERBALL® PRIZES in one drawing

Three is great company when you are a Delaware Lottery winner! Three winning POWERBALL® tickets from the Wednesday March 30, 2005 drawing have been claimed at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover.

One ticket was claimed by a woman, from Georgetown, who purchased her ticket from a Georgetown area Pep-Up store. A 25-year-old Dover woman purchased her winning ticket at the Shore Stop on Rt. 8 in Dover. And last, but certainly not least, a 31-year old New Castle man purchased his winning ticket at the Boxwood Books, News and Tobacco on Maryland Avenue in Wilmington. Each winner received a check for $75,000 which represents his $100,000 prize minus federal taxes.

Fact: As of the March 30, 2005 drawing, Delaware has had 217 $100,000 winners, who matched five of six white numbers, with the exception of the red POWERBALL® since the game started back in 1992.


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$7,785,490 LOTTO jackpot winner claims prize!

The suspense is over…On March 28, 2005, two months after the January 26, 2005, final LOTTO drawing, a 55-year old Sussex County man came forward with the sole $7,785,490 winning ticket. The man, a frequent Lottery games player, was presented with a check for $5,839,117.50 after taxes by the Delaware Lottery in Dover. The final LOTTO jackpot was the largest cash prize awarded in the game's 22-year history. In addition to the one jackpot winning ticket, there were 48 tickets sold that matched five of the six numbers, representing a $500 prize, and 1,951 tickets sold that matched four of the six numbers, earning a $25 prize for the ticket holders.


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Delaware woman to spin Wheel of Fortune courtesy of the Delaware Lottery

Linda Boyle Linda Boyle, of Millsboro, Delaware is having a fantastic spin with luck lately. Boyle, 38-years-old, has won a host of prizes including a trip to the Grammies in California, Delaware Lottery TABASCO‚ HOT CASH second-chance drawing prize package this past Fall, and a Betty Boop prize package in the Spring of 2003. Boyle's latest win was the grand-prize of the WHEEL OF FORTUNE‚ Instant Game second-chance drawing. She won a four-day, three-night trip for two to Hollywood, California, including airfare, hotel, $1,000 in spending money, two seating passes to a taping of the Wheel of Fortune TV game show and an audition for a chance to become a contestant on the Wheel of Fortune television game show. She will be traveling with her fiancé and may extend the trip to Las Vegas to get married. Good Luck Linda!


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2004 Winners

Delaware Lottery players must be “nice”, Santa has bought three winners early presents!

Delaware had three $100,000 POWERBALL® prizes won just in time for the holiday season. An 80-year old Wilmington man from Trinidad claimed his $100,000 POWERBALL® prize from the November 27th drawing. His ticket was purchased at the Pathmark store on Sunset Boulevard in New Castle.

On December 1st, a 62-year old resident of Mount Laurel, New Jersey bought his winning POWERBALL® ticket at the Village Market on Ridge Road in Claymont, Delaware.

Both men are regular POWERBALL® players and received checks totaling $75,000 each, which represents the $100,000 prize minus federal taxes.

A third winner has yet to claim their POWERBALL® winnings. The winning ticket was sold at the Shore Stop on Stein Highway in Seaford, Delaware for the November 20th drawing.


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Printing company employees scoop sixth largest POWERBALL® jackpot

A group of 33 co-workers from a printing company in Seaford, Delaware presented the winning ticket on October 12, 2004, for the October 9th POWERBALL® drawing and claimed the $214.7 million jackpot prize.

The group opted to remain anonymous and has selected the cash single payment value for the jackpot, which totals $116.9 million before federal withholding taxes. The 33 winners will share the prize equally each receiving a payment of $2,657,754, which represents their share of the jackpot after federal withholding taxes.

One of the winning players told officials they checked the Delaware Lottery web site on Sunday morning and realized they had the winning ticket. The jackpot winning ticket was purchased at the Uncle Willies convenience store, 50 S. Market Street, in Blades, Delaware. The October 9th POWERBALL® jackpot was the sixth largest ever awarded and was the second time this year the jackpot reached the $200 million level.


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Delaware Lottery rewards Retailer for selling $214.7 million POWERBALL® ticket

8Michelle Lewis, of Seaford, Delaware (pictured at right) who manages the Uncle Willies convenience store in Blades, accepted a check for $10,000 from Barbara Hutchins and Brian Peters of the Delaware Lottery. The check represents the retailer commission for selling the winning October 9th, 2004 POWERBALL® ticket which resulted in a $214.7 million jackpot, claimed by an anonymous group of 33 employees who work for a printing company in Seaford. The October 9th POWERBALL jackpot was the sixth largest ever awarded in the game's history, and was the second time this year the jackpot reached the $200 million level.


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Quick pick ticket nets group POWERBALL® prize

A group of 15 coworkers from New Castle, who have been playing POWERBALL® together for the past four years, claimed a $100,000 prize from the September 29, 2004, drawing. The 14 men and one woman shared the prize equally, each receiving a check for $5,000, which represents the $100,000 prize minus federal taxes. “Since we all work different shifts, we just pooled our money and let the machine pick our numbers,” said one lucky player. “It's been a way for us to stay connected, even if we don't all work together at the same time.” Their winning ticket was purchased at Nile Liquor Inc. on Landers Lane in New Castle.


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Newark resident took a second-chance and will have a monster of a race weekend

Michael Williams of Newark, DelawareMichael Williams of Newark, Delaware will get the VIP treatment at the Dover International Speedway, courtesy of the Delaware State Lottery. Michael was selected as the Lottery's Race Weekend Grand Prize winner and will view the races on September 24th, 25th & 26th from the DuPont Monster Bridge—a deluxe suite suspended over the racetrack. 24 First Place Delaware Lottery second-chance drawing winners, along with their guests, have received mid-level seats in Dover International's grandstand and all day access to the Monster Mile Hospitality Club. Three lucky winners received a pair of Sunday pre-race pit credentials that will enable them to get up-close and personal with their favorite cars and drivers.


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Delaware Lottery heats things up with the TABASCO® HOT CASH second-chance drawing grand prize winners

TABASCO HOT CASH winnersSylvia Golden, of Wilmington and William Witt, of Wyoming, Delaware celebrated after winning the TABASCO® Hot Cash drawing for the grand prize Backyard Barbecue Package on September 16, 2004. The Grand Prize package included a stainless steel premiere gas barbecue grill, $500 cash and other TABASCO®-related items. The Delaware Lottery hosted the barbecue event to celebrate the 150 TABASCO® Hot Cash Instant Game second-chance drawing winners. The 150 winners received prize packages including TABASCO® golf shirts, watches, assorted TABASCO® sauces and other TABASCO ® - related items. All of the winners, and their guests, were invited to join the Delaware Lottery for the barbecue held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover, including a Hot Cash TABASCO® bottle character who helped with the celebration!


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$500,000 POWERBALL® Prizewinner Surprised by Win

A Lewes woman made everyone hold a collective breath while her $500,000 POWERBALL® with Power Play® prize went unclaimed from the July 21 2004 drawing. The 46-year-old had no idea that she had the winning ticket. “I took a bunch of my tickets into Atlantic Liquors in Rehoboth Beach, where I faithfully buy my POWERBALL® tickets, to check them,” she said when she came to pick up her prize at the Lottery Office in Dover August 10. “When I found out I won, I was in complete shock. I just kept saying this is unbelievable; this is truly unbelievable.” She plans to continue playing POWERBALL® with Power Play® and will definitely check her tickets more often from now on!


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Cookie Creates Small Fortune

Cookie guyCarlos Aquino, who lives right outside of Delaware in Boothwyn, PA, won $25,000 (minus $6,250 in federal taxes) using numbers from a fortune cookie. Aquino plays POWERBALL® with Power Play® faithfully, using the fortune cookie numbers he got when having lunch with some buddies in a Philadelphia Chinatown restaurant. “There are six numbers on the back of each fortune,” the 56-year-old explained. “It's perfect; I use the first five numbers for POWERBALL® and the sixth number for the Power Play®.” Aquino does all his shopping in Delaware and buys his POWERBALL® tickets at the Delaware News Center in Carpenter Plaza on Naamans Road. After this win, Aquino and his buddies may be want to get another round of chop suey with a side of fortune cookies!


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$100,000 POWERBALL® Prize Awarded to a Loyal Instant Games Player?

“I mostly play scratch-offs just for the fun of it,” explained a $100,000 POWERBALL® prizewinner from the Maryland area. The excited woman took a chance on POWERBALL® and it paid off. She claimed her $100,000 prize on July 26, 2004 at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. The 59-year-old was very excited to see her numbers printed in The News Journal after buying a POWERBALL® ticket while shopping at the Acme in Smyrna. She says she will continue to buy her Instant Games tickets for fun, but will definitely add POWERBALL® tickets to her grocery list from now on.


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Winning Sisters Claim $10,000 INSTANT CASH Prize

Winning sistersMiriam Barnshaw and her sister, both of Centerville, Maryland, prove that siblings are able to share. The sisters came into the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover, Delaware on July 26, 2004 to claim their $10,000 prize, minus $2,500 in federal taxes, playing INSTANT CASH. The two purchased the winning INSTANT CASH Instant Game ticket, while visiting the Rehoboth Cigarette Outlet in Rehoboth Beach. The sisters play often, and when they win, they always share the prize money with each other. “My sister and I always split our winnings 50/50,” said a very excited Barnshaw. “It's good to be sisters!”


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$100,000 POWERBALL® Prize Is A "Dry Run" for Lucky 8

Instant GamesWhen eight employees of Delaware Industries for the Blind took a trip to the Lottery Office in Dover recently to claim their $100,000 POWERBALL® Prize, they considered it a dry run. As spokesperson Arnetta Watson said, "We'll be back — we're going to win the big one."

The group, which has purchased POWERBALL® tickets together for two years, split a $100,000 prize — minus $25,000 in Federal taxes — from the June 23 drawing. They purchased the winning ticket from Dave's Liquors in New Castle.

The winners have very specific plans for their winnings, including buying a stainless steel refrigerator with an icemaker and water in the door, getting new dentures, carpeting a house and replacing the kitchen floor, putting it in the bank, taking a girlfriend to Atlantic City, going to New Orleans, getting a computer, and giving some to a spouse.


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Salisbury House Builder Finds Sascratch, Scores $1,000

Gary MedeicliovichGary Medeicliovich, a 23-year-old framer from Salisbury, MD, won the $1,000 Grand Prize from 93.5 The Beach during the recent “Sascratch Sightings” promotion conducted by the station in conjunction with the Delaware Lottery. As one of 10 listeners to call in with the correct answer to a Sascratch Sighting clue, he won 10 WILD 7'S Instant Game tickets and was automatically entered into the Grand Prize drawing.

“I called in with the answer to the Sascratch clue on Tuesday,” he said. “Then on Friday I was driving across the Route 90 bridge when I heard my name on the radio.” Gary plans to pay bills with his winnings.


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Finding Sascratch Pays off for Dover Realtor

Instant GamesBernice Baker of Dover won the $1,000 Grand Prize from Eagle 97.7 during the recent “Sascratch Sightings” promotion conducted by the station in conjunction with the Delaware Lottery. As was one of 10 listeners to call in with the correct answer to a Sascratch Sighting clue, she was automatically entered into the Grand Prize drawing. “I was driving my daughter home when they read my name on the radio,” she said. “I was so surprised, I almost had an accident! I never won anything before!”

A licensed Real Estate Agent with Patterson Schwartz, Bernice listens to Eagle 97.7 because her family loves the station. She's saving up for a house, so most of the money will go to pay bills. But not all of it – Bernice and her daughter will use some of the money to have their first manicures together!


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Teacher Peggy Wins $1,000 in WSTW Sascratch Promotion

Instant GamesAfter Peggy R., a second grade teacher from Middletown Delaware, won $1,000 on the WSTW Drive At Five during the recent Sascratch Promotion, she wrote this note to the Lottery:

Here is my picture I took with my new digital camera! I want to thank the Delaware Lottery for giving me the opportunity to win last week. It was so much fun to splurge for a week! With my winnings I got the digital camera that took this picture, I took my family out to a nice restaurant, and I gave a little bit to my two college age children so they will have a little bit of extra money for when they travel together in Australia later this month.

Sincerely,
Peggy R.

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Robert Funk Has $25,000 POWER PAY DAY

Robert FunkRobert J Funk Sr. of Rehoboth, DE claimed a $25,000 top prize from the POWER PAYDAY Instant Game on May 3, 2004. There are over $1.6 million in prizes and 20 chances to win on each POWER PAYDAY ticket. In addition to the top prizes of $25,000, there are eight other cash prizes levels in the game, ranging from $10 to $5,000.


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Ellendale Man Spells Prize "P-L-A-S-M-A T-V"

frank danielsFrank Daniels likes crossword puzzles. So naturally the PRIME TIME TV CASHWORDS Instant Game appealed to him. Since winning a new 50" Plasma TV – the Grand Prize in the game's second-chance drawing – he likes them even more.

A driver for Allen Family Foods, Daniels has three daughters and 10 grandchildren. He said he sent in "quite a few" tickets for the second-chance drawing. A regular Lottery player, Daniels buys his PLAY 3 and PLAY 4 tickets and the occasional POWERBALL® or LOTTO ticket at the De-Lux Dairy Market in Ellendale.

Daniels' name was drawn from a pool of 50 first prize winners, all of whom were awarded a DVD player.


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Family Scores When Mom Wins $415,000

A 57-year old Newark woman, who decided to buy tickets on the spur of the moment, won the February 13 LOTTO Jackpot. The only winner that night, she's been awarded $311,250–the $415,000 jackpot amount minus $103,750 in federal taxes. 

The woman was buying gas at a station that happened to be next door to Books and News on Chestnut Hill Road in Newark. When she noticed the store was a Delaware Lottery Retailer, she went in to buy a LOTTO ticket. The next morning, she asked her husband for the local section of the paper to check her numbers. When she saw she had matched the first three, her heart started beating really fast. When she saw she had matched all six, she was in shock. In fact, she called four different Retailers to double-check the winning numbers.

A mother of three adult kids, she plans to share the prize with her very lucky children.


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Lewes Man Claims $1,125,000 LOTTO Prize

Million-Dollar LOTTO Winner Still in Shock

Sometimes it takes a long time for a big win to sink in…a 68-year-old Lewes man was still in shock when he claimed his million-dollar prize almost a month after the drawing; according to Lottery officials, he kept repeating “I can't believe it” over and over again as he went through the claim process.

He claimed a $1,125,000 LOTTO jackpot from the December 29 drawing and received $843,750 (the total prize minus $281,250 in federal taxes). The winning ticket was purchased at the Shore Stop in Angola. The winner discovered his windfall when he checked his ticket at the store.

He plans to share his prize with his family, but he's not sure whether he'll tell them or not. He's considering putting the money into trust funds for their education.


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A Different Reaction to a $415,000 Win

"I hugged the clerks!"

A Wilmington man who claimed a big LOTTO jackpot was so surprised to learn he had won that the only thing he could think to do was to hug the clerks at Avenue Wine & Spirits in Wilmington—so that's what he did. Then he called his mom to tell her about his win.

A government employee, the 31-year-old claimed a $415,000 LOTTO jackpot from the January 21 drawing and received $311,250 (the total prize minus $103,750 in federal taxes). He used the Quick Check in the store to check his tickets, a feature that he really likes.

The winner says his plans for the prize are to “pay off bills, invest and save.” He also said he plans to continue playing Delaware Lottery Games.


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$1 Wins Retired Baker an Additional $300,000

$1 Wins Retired Baker an Additional $300,000

A Wilmington woman recently walked away with a $400,000 POWERBALL prize because she selected the PowerPlay option, which ended up quadrupling her $100,000 prize. This is Delaware's largest PowerPlay prize to date.

The 65-year-old retired baker recently stayed up to watch a story on the news. When the station showed the POWERBALL drawing, she thought some of the numbers looked familiar. When it turned out she had won a $100,000 prize for matching all five white numbers, she woke up her husband. “The first thing he said was, ‘I hope you used PowerPlay!' ”

Since she did buy the PowerPlay option, she claimed a $400,000 POWERBALL® prize from the January 21 drawing and received $300,000 (the total prize minus $100,000 in federal taxes). The winner, who bought her ticket at TJ's Food Mart in Wilmington, has always dreamt of going to Australia. With her winnings in hand, she's on her way!


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2003 & Earlier Winners

Ten lucky Players Club members will “Go Wild” at Wal-Mart this holiday season!

Ten lucky Players Club members were selected as winners in a special “Go Wild” at Wal-Mart second-chance drawing for members of the Delaware Lottery Players Club. The winners were drawn at the Delaware Lottery office on December 16, 2003. Each one will receive a $250 Wal-Mart gift card. The ten lucky winners are David H. Miles, Jr., Bear, DE; David Hoffmaster, Elkton, MD; Denise Barnett, New Castle, DE; Evelyn Houghton, Wilmington, DE; Lewins Dunning, Lewes, DE; Linda Ciach, Wilmington, DE; Nelson Freidly, Newark, DE; and Richard Szaranowski, Magnolia, DE. Jill L. Cranmer of Laurel, DE won two Wal-Mart gift cards.

Now all that is left for our winners to do is...go shop!


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Dynamicteam wins $40,000 on the POWERBALL® Instant Millionaire TV Game Show.

Al SimonSharon and Al Simon of Newark won a fabulous trip to Vegas, where Al was a contestant on the POWERBALL® Instant Millionaire TV Game Show.

Sharon, a receptionist/office manger in a law firm and mother to four wonderful kids, purchased her TICKET TO VEGAS Instant Game ticket at this year's Delaware State Fair. She turned in her non-winning ticket at the fair to enter the second-chance drawing. To her surprise and disbelief, she received a call from the Delaware Lottery telling her she had won.

Sharon immediately decided her husband Al should be the one to go on the show. On the November 8, 2003 game show episode, Al Simon went three rounds on the POWERBALL® Instant Millionaire TV Game Show and won $40,000 cash! This incredible duo has decided to share their winnings with the family.


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This winner will be singing along…

…with her new jukebox! Elizabeth Pusey of Lewes won the Grand Prize Betty Boop™ Jukebox, valued at $10,000, in the BETTY BOOP™ Instant Game drawing held October 2, 2003, at Dover Downs. A homemaker with two children, 36 year-old Pusey sent in about six tickets. An occasional Lottery player, she bought her Grand Prize-winning ticket at the Daily Market in Lewes.

Four first prizes — custom Betty Boop™ leather jackets—also were awarded. The winners were Martin Davis of Wilmington, Cora Jones of Dover, Denis Anacay of Bear and Carl Pezzullo of Newark.

Fifty-four second-chance winners — individuals whose tickets were drawn on September 22 at the Lottery Office — were invited with a guest to the drawing. Each received a prize package featuring official Betty Boop™ licensed products. All attendees received a souvenir photo of themselves with the cartoon icon “Betty Boop”.

* Shown from left to right: Betty Boop, Cora Jones, Elizabeth Pusey, Brian Peters, and Betty's escort, Dan.


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Wilmington couple claims $755,000 LOTTO prize

Their reaction when they found out they were winners? "Shock!" the man said. "It's just shocking when you win. And nobody believes you!"

A couple from Wilmington claimed their $755,000 LOTTO prize from the August 13 drawing. The winners, a 42-year-old special education teacher and mother of two and a 44-year old mechanical designer, each received $275,575 (half the total prize minus $101,925 in federal taxes).

Regular LOTTO and POWERBALL® players, the couple purchased the winning ticket at the Shore Stop at Routes 5 and 24 in Millsboro on their way to the beach last week. Since they were going on vacation, they purchased tickets with the numbers they always play — based on birthdays — for the six drawings that would happen while they were away. The couple found out they were winners when they stopped back at the same Shore Stop on their way home and checked their tickets against the sign posted on the door.


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Four Delaware Women pick up $2,500 shopping spree gift certificates

Four Delaware women won $2,500 gift certificates to their favorite malls after being selected as the winners in second-chance drawings from the Delaware Lottery's Quick Pick Promotion on July 10, 2003. Ernestine Johnson, 68, a housewife and great-grandmother from Smyrna; Shauna Bright, 23, a student from Middletown; and Kay Pritchard, 47, an auditor for the National Guard from Lewes, had their entries drawn from among more than 10,000 in the general drawing. Peg Diggins, 66, a retired childcare worker from Rehoboth, was selected from more than 1,000 entries in a special drawing for members of the Delaware Lottery's Players Club. Following the drawings, all the winners had to do was select where they wanted to spend their Shopping Spree gift certificate — Christiana Mall, Dover Mall or Rehoboth Outlets — and get ready to shop ‘till they drop!

* Shown from right to left: Ernestine Johnson, Smyrna; Peg Diggins, Rehoboth; Shauna Bright, Middletown; Kay Pritchard, Lewes, standing in the Lottery office in Dover holding shopping bags for the mall from which they elected to receive their gift certificate.


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Mark Shaw rides home on a new Harley!

Mark Shaw, an electrician with Battaglia Electric, said he had a feeling he was going to win the motorcycle awarded at a special drawing event held November 21 at Mike's Famous Harley-Davidson in New Castle. "After I scratched my HARLEY-DAVIDSON Instant Game ticket and didn't win, I flipped it over and saw there was a second-chance drawing," Shaw said. "I entered my non-winning tickets, and that's when I told my wife I was going to win. Now I'm going to go home to tell her I was right!"

He will receive a 100th Anniversary Harley-Davidson* Sportster* 1200 Custom* motorcycle—specially developed to celebrate Harley-Davidson's centennial. Mark was among 61 (out of 67) second-chance drawing winners present for the Grand Prize drawing event. Each second-chance winner was invited with a guest to attend the event and received a prize package featuring official Harley-Davidson licensed products: telephone, wristwatch, blanket, automobile mats, leather, cap, t-shirt and playing cards.

*Harley-Davidson, Sportster and 1200 Custom are trademarks of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

Wayne Lemons with second-chance drawing winner Mark Shaw on his new 100th Anniversary Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom motorcycle.


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Janet Clough dazzles Vegas with big win.

Janet CloughJanet Clough of Felton, Delaware, who works part-time as a Certified Nursing Assistant, has always taken care of everybody — family, friends and patients. When she won $129,000 on the POWERBALL® Instant Millionaire TV Game Show, she said, "I felt like the Delaware Lottery was taking care of me."

Janet won an all-expense-paid trip for two to Las Vegas to appear on the game show by sending in her non-winning POWERBALL® Instant Millionaire TV Game Show ticket for a drawing. For her and her husband, Olin, the trip to Vegas was the honeymoon they never got to take. They loved the city lights and the view from their hotel room — and Janet had a ball on the show.

Janet appeared on the October 19, 2002, game show where she won $128,000 in the final round. She was the first contestant from Delaware to advance to the final round and has won the largest prize to date.

*Janet Clough plans to keep mailing in her non-winning tickets. "Who knows?" she says. "You may see me back on TV soon."

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Elvis** fan Kim Mulqueen says, "Thank you, thank you very much."

Kim Mulqueen is a "huge Elvis** fan." So she was thrilled to learn that she had won a trip to Graceland** in the Delaware Lottery's ELVIS** Instant Game second-chance drawing, held January 23, 2002.

The Wilmington resident found the message from the Delaware Lottery on her answering machine. "I immediately called back," she says. "I was so excited, I screamed into their voice mail system. I had to call back to apologize — again, to the voice mail system."

A regular Lottery player, Kim bought the winning ticket at a Cumberland Farms store in Stanton. Later this year, she'll pack her blue suede shoes and invite a lucky friend to join her on the all-expense-paid trip for two to Graceland*.

*Kim Mulqueen of Wilmington feels even closer to her idol Elvis* after winning the second-chance ELVIS** Instant Game drawing for a trip to Graceland**.

**Elvis, Elvis Presley and Graceland are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley, Inc. ©2002


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Second-chance drawing puts Matt Fleming on the NASCAR® fast track!

Dover resident Matt Fleming got double the fun playing FASTRACKS. First, he played the Instant Game. Then he won an all-expense-paid trip for two, worth $5,000, to the 2001 or 2002 NASCAR® race of his choice.

Matt Kenseth, one of five NASCAR® drivers featured in the FASTRACKS Instant Game, drew Fleming's entry at random during the second-chance drawing held on September 22, 2001 before the Busch Race at Dover Downs International Speedway.

Shown: And the winner is ... NASCAR® driver Matt Kenseth, prepares to draw Matt Fleming's winning entry for the FASTRACKS second-chance drawing.


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Dakota Quad Cab second-chance drawing is a scream for Cathy Marcum!

When Cathy Marcum of Newark learned she had won the second-chance drawing for the DAKOTA QUAD CAB Instant Game, she did the only logical thing: she screamed.

"Everyone in the place heard me," said the mother of five and grandmother of four, who was working at the Little Sisters of the Poor Nursing Home when she got the call from the Delaware Lottery.

On October 5, 2001, a beaming Cathy claimed her silver Dodge Dakota Quad Cab, a $40,000 value, from Newark Dodge.

Shown: Silver is the winning color: Cathy Marcum of Newark drives away in her new 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab.


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DE POWERBALL® Winner #5 Shares in 2nd Largest Jackpot Ever

Michael KearneyWe all know siblings can be a pain in the neck. But sometimes their pestering pays off — in a big way!

After spending the summer in Pittsburgh caring for her mother, first-grade teacher Kathleen E. Kearney returned home to Hockessin on August 21 for the start of school. Her brother, Pittsburgh attorney Michael J. Kearney, Jr., had asked her to buy POWERBALL® tickets for the August 25 drawing. At $294.8 million, the jackpot was the second-largest in POWERBALL® history and the third-highest Lottery jackpot ever.

Kathleen bought tickets at Books & Tobacco and at the Acme in the Lantana Square Shopping Center in Hockessin. But after the drawing, she didn't check her numbers. Meanwhile, a buzz was spreading throughout the country — four tickets matched the winning numbers in the 22-state drawing, but only three winners had come forward. Kathleen didn't think anything of it — but luckily, her brother did!

Michael called repeatedly from Pittsburgh until finally, on August 29, Kathleen checked their tickets — and discovered they were winners!

Wasting no time, Michael caught a late-night flight to Philadelphia, and first thing on August 30, brother and sister arrived at the Delaware Lottery Office with their winning $5 Quick Pick ticket. The elated twosome chose the single-payment cash option and claimed their after-tax prize of $30,051,852.56 — which they agreed to split. So much for sibling rivalry!

Shown: Michael and Kathy Kearney take questions during press conference as Delaware Lottery Director Wayne Lemons looks on.


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No family feud splitting $16.5 million POWERBALL® Jackpot

When nine family members claimed half of the December 27, 2000, $33 million POWERBALL® Grand Prize, were they ever amazed! "We never imagined we would win a prize this big in all our lives," said one of them.

Thanks to an advance agreement, divvying up the prize caused no family squabbles. They all chose the cash option, worth an after-tax total of $6,651,010.20. Six of the family members live in Delaware, two live in Maryland and one lives in Georgia. Ranging in age from the 30s to the 80s, they all plan to take care of their homes and their children.

The winning ticket was purchased at C & C Country Maid in University Plaza Shopping Center in Newark on December 26, one day before the drawing. The winning ticket for the other half of the POWERBALL® Grand Prize was sold in Louisiana...


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A Quick Pick nets retirees $2.275 million

Thanks to the randomly chosen numbers of a Quick Pick ticket, a Newark retiree and his wife claimed the January 4, 2000, All Cash Lotto Jackpot of $2.275 million — the third-largest prize since the game started in 1983.

The winner, who worked 37 years for General Motors, bought the ticket at Brookside News in the Brookside Shopping Center in Newark on the day of the drawing and received an after-tax prize total of $1,638,000. "The excitement has yet to sink in. My wife is amazed that we actually won," he said.

To date, there have been four All Cash Lotto Jackpots of more than $2 million. The largest, worth $3 million, was won in February 1993, and the second-largest, worth $2.9 million, was won in January 1993.


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$700,000 — just a phone call away

It pays to call the player information line (1-800-338-6200)! That's how a 57-year-old Dover man discovered that he had won the $700,000 jackpot for December 4, 2000. "I was completely surprised," he said. "I just couldn't believe it!"

He bought the winning ticket, using his favorite series of numbers, on the day of the drawing at the Shore Stop on Lebanon Road in Dover. His after-tax winnings amounted to $504,000.


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Craig and Sue Fromme of Bear drive off with a Dodge Durango

Winning a Durango the day before your son turns 16 may seem like a dream come true (for your son, anyway), but 49-year-old Bear resident William "Craig" Fromme and his wife Sue were more cautious. "He won't be getting it, but he will be allowed to drive it," said Craig.

The Frommes, both State of Delaware probation officers, won the first Durango SLT 4X4 in the Delaware Lottery's Durango Instant Game on May 27, 1999, with a ticket they bought at the College Square Pathmark in Newark. They drove away with a certificate worth more than $41,500 (MSRP of $29,950 plus estimated federal taxes). Then all they had to do was select a color — and they opted for silver.


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Paul Godfrey stops for coffee ... and $25,000

Paul Godfrey of Bedford, Texas, was on his way home from Philadelphia when he stopped at the Delaware House Travel Plaza on I-95 south of Wilmington. "Drinking coffee at 3 a.m. is pretty boring," said the 46-year-old computer consultant, "so I bought a Lottery ticket from the machine. I started scratching and uncovered all eight diamonds."

The next day was a holiday, so Godfrey stayed an extra day and claimed his prize on January 19, 1999 — a delay that proved well worth his while. His after-tax winnings came to $18,000. As a frequent traveler, Godfrey plays the Lottery in many states. "The instant scratch games are fun," he says — especially at 3 a.m.!


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Al Guessford trucks on home to $1.25 million

All Cash Lotto Jackpot prize - As 59-year-old truck driver Al Guessford of Clayton began a long-distance trip, he bought several All Cash Lotto tickets, including one Quick Pick, at the Shore Stop #59 store on West Main Street in Middletown.

"I drove a load up to New York and then headed for Tennessee with the tickets in my truck," he said. "I was in Virginia when I realized I had the winner. I called my wife and she went hysterical." Guessford returned to Delaware by 6 a.m. and the couple went to the Lottery Office shortly after it opened on December 31, 1998, to claim their after-tax winnings of $810,000.


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Seven Delaware Lottery players win $100,000 each in record-breaking $295.7 million POWERBALL® drawing

The POWERBALL® drawing of July 29, 1998, created a nationwide buzz — and seven of the $100,000 winning tickets were bought right here in Delaware.

One winner, a 41-year-old construction worker from Laurel, stood in line for half an hour at the De-Lux Dairy Market on Route 13 to buy a $3 Quick Pick ticket — the first time he had ever played the Lottery. "I watched the drawing and thought I had won something, but wasn't sure until I went back to the store and the manager told me it was $100,000," he said. "Then I broke out in a sweat."

Other winners included a 27-year-old U.S. Air Force man from Wrightstown, New Jersey, who bought ten Quick Pick tickets at the 7-Eleven store on Naamans Road north of Wilmington, and a 37-year-old electrician from Philadelphia. He bought Quick Pick tickets at the Vandever Food Market on Vandever Avenue in Wilmington.

The Wire Transfer Department of PNC Bank in Philadelphia, whose 47 workers live in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, was a group winner. Liz Molin of Smyrna, who bought the winning ticket at the Thriftway in Smyrna, said, "The whole department went bonkers."

Another group of 15 winners was the AAA Mid-Atlantic headquarters in Philadelphia. Its members, who live in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia, bought their winning ticket at the Cumberland Farms Store on South Broom Street in Wilmington.


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