2009 Winners

NEWARK MAN CLAIMS BIG PRIZE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Dover, Del. – A 65-year-old man landed an $88,000 MULTI-WIN LOTTO jackpot from the Delaware Lottery in a Wednesday, Dec. 30 drawing.  The lucky player, who resides in Newark, claimed his prize on New Year’s Eve.  The player wished to remain anonymous, but was happy to share that he also had a second winning Multi-Win Lotto ticket worth $3.

The winning player describes himself as a regular lottery player.  The recent win is not likely to change his playing patterns, the lucky Delawarean said.  Prize money after taxes came to $66,002.25.

The winner discovered his good fortune after reading the morning newspaper.  “I was extremely excited,” he said.  He has managed to contain himself and has keep the news under his hat so far.  For now the winner plans to pay some bills and make some home improvement.

The winning ticket was purchased at Fairfield News, located in Newark at 419 New London Road.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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NEWARK MAN DOUBLES UP WITH HOT LOTTO® WINS

Dover, Del. – A 60-year-old man claimed two Hot Lotto® prizes from the Delaware Lottery on Tuesday, Dec. 22, each worth $10,002.  The lucky player’s numbers hit in the Dec. 19 drawing.  A retired veteran and native of Pennsylvania, the winner now resides in Newark and has spent the last 40 years in the First State.

“I usually let Quick Pick choose my numbers, but for the first time I decided to try my luck with my own numbers.  When I got to the counter I only picked the numbers for one ticket, but the clerk accidentally thought I wanted two so I bought them both.”  He couldn’t have made a better decision.  A frequent player of Multi-Win Lotto, Powerball, and Hot Lotto, this marks the winner’s first big win.

After patiently waiting through Saturday’s snowstorm, the lucky winner made his way back to the Country Tobacco store, located in Newark, to buy his tickets for the next week’s drawing.  On his way out he dug up the Newspaper from Sunday and discovered he had won.  When the winner arrived at the store he found out that he had won not one, but two $10,002 prizes from the Hot Lotto.  “I couldn’t believe that I hit all my numbers, and most of all, that I had hit them twice!  I still can’t believe it!  The win couldn’t have come at a better time.” 

“For now we’re putting some of the winnings towards remodeling our house,” said the winner.  “The rest is getting deposited directly into the bank tomorrow.  I don’t think it will change my life or the amount of Lottery games I play, but it was a great surprise – especially this time of year.” 

The winning ticket was purchased at Country Tobacco located at 19 Possum Park Mall in Newark.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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$10,000 WIN HAS FREQUENT PLAYER EAGER FOR MORE

Dover, Del. – A 72-year-old New Castle County man claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize from the Delaware Lottery on Tuesday, Dec. 8.  The lucky player’s numbers hit in the Dec. 5 drawing.  The husband, father, and grandfather of six resides in Wilmington.

“I am a regular lottery player and usually buy five tickets for each lottery drawing during the week.  So I buy five for Saturday and five for Tuesday.”  This is the winner’s first big lottery prize.  “After finally hitting for a large amount, I’ll keep playing until I win the jackpot, which is the reason I started playing in the first place.”

The player found out he had won after looking at the numbers in the Sunday morning paper, then checked the Delaware Lottery website (delottery.com) to confirm the big win.  “As soon as I knew I had won, I turned to my wife and said, ‘Merry Christmas.’”

For now the winner has no plans for spending the winnings and will not make any life changes, but it will definitely be a December to remember for this lucky Delawarean.

The winning ticket was purchased at The Country Farm store located at 3505 Miller Road, Wilmington, DE

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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$200,000 POWERBALL® PRIZE WINNER GIVES BACK

Dover, Del. – Christmas has come early for a 46-year-old Delaware woman who claimed a $200,000 POWERBALL® prize from the Delaware Lottery on Monday, December 7th.  The lucky lady’s numbers hit in the December 2nd drawing.  A native of Delaware, the winner now resides in Middletown.

“This is only my 10th time playing the POWERBALL,” said the winner.  “I was standing in line waiting to buy something at the store and the person in front of my bought one so I figured I’d buy one.”

The winner found out the good news when she was on the computer late Sunday night.  “At first I thought I won $800 so I took it to Acme to confirm.  I’m not sure how that number got into my head, but that’s what I thought I won.  When I got there they said that it was for $200,000!  I couldn’t believe it!”  The first person she shared to good news with was her husband of 24 years.

As for the winnings and in the spirit of giving and generosity this holiday season, the lucky winner has decided to donate a portion of the funds to her church.  “This might not change my life, but it will definitely change Christmas for my husband!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Acme on 460 East Main Street located in Middletown, Delaware.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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HARRINGTON MAN HITS MULTI-WIN TOP PRIZE

Dover, Del. – An 84-year-old Harrington resident claimed a $182,045 prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Multi-Win Lotto game on Friday, Nov. 13.  The lucky player, who asked to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket prior to the Nov. 11 drawing.

Since he started playing the lottery years ago, his strategy has been “to play small amounts continuously, rather than spending it all at once.  I have a better chance to win that way,” said the winner.  “I started playing the lottery because I’m greedy,” joked the winner.  “I play fairly frequently, but it depends on the funds I have available at the time.  I think playing often gives me the best shot to win.”

The winner, originally from Virginia, is a retired military man who now lives with his son.  He learned about the good news by consulting the newspaper.  To say he was surprised after he saw that he had the winning numbers would be an understatement.  “I think I had a heart attack,” said the lucky winner.  “It’s enough to scare you to death.  It took me a while to get up the nerve to tell anyone about the win, but my daughter was the first one who got home, so she’s the first one who knew about it.”

The winner is already planning to share the cash with his family.  As for what the winner plans to do with the earnings, “Buy some new clothes and a new car!  This win will definitely be a life changer!”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Discount Cigarette Depot located in Harrington at 17092 South DuPont Highway.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Winner Plans Vacation After Big Score

Dover, Del. – A 61-year-old Maryland player claimed a $10,114 POWERBALL® prize from the Delaware Lottery Oct. 9.  The lucky player’s numbers hit in a Sept. 23 drawing.  The winner resides in the Rockville area of Maryland.

“I play Powerball on a pretty regular basis and the amount of tickets I purchase usually varies from week to week,” said the lucky winner.  “I started playing the lottery for entertainment and have won a couple smaller prizes in the past, but this win is definitely my biggest.”  The big winner, who also enjoys playing the Mega Millions in their home state, plans to keep playing Powerball in the future.

The player first found out they had the winning ticket after calling a friend to get the numbers while visiting in North Carolina.  They selected their own set of random numbers.

The lucky winner said they not make any drastic life changes, but plans on taking a nice vacation to celebrate the big win.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Royal Farms located in Fenwick Island at 701 Coastal Hwy.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Local Fireman Wins Big

Dover, Del. – A 59-year-old Dagsboro man claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize from the Delaware Lottery Oct. 5.  The lucky player’s numbers came courtesy of Quick Pick and hit during a Sept. 30 drawing.  The winner, Donald Mulholland, is a regular lottery player who originally from Maryland.

“I play frequently and usually purchase between one and five tickets at a time,” said the winner, who works as a firefighter and EMT.  “I started playing the lottery for entertainment and this has been my biggest win.  Powerball is my favorite game and I will definitely continue to play in the future.”

The player first realized he had won while checking his numbers on the computer. “Even after I called my wife to double check the numbers and found out we won, I still couldn’t believe it!  We both couldn’t believe it!”

The big win may not be a life changer for the lucky player, but it could lead to a nice surprise for his wife, as Mulholland plans to buy her a new ring with the winnings.

The winning ticket was purchased at Buntings Package Store located in Frankford at 34329 Dupont Blvd

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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BIG WIN WILL BE A LIFE CHANGER FOR LOCAL PLAYER

Dover, Del. – A 30-year-old Delaware man claimed a $200,000 POWERBALL® prize from the Delaware Lottery on Sept. 21.  The lucky player’s numbers, courtesy of Quick Pick, came through in a Sept. 19 drawing.  A Pennsylvania native, the winner has lived in the Newark area for the past 16 years and has family in Claymont.

“I play pretty often, usually one or two times a week,” said the winner, who works as a carpenter in the area.  “I typically buy a ticket here or there, but usually just one at each store and not more than a couple per week.  All it takes is one to win!”

The winner credits his mother for introducing him to the Delaware Lottery and fostering his interest in Powerball.  “My mom always said she wanted to hit it big, but after her recent passing, she never got the chance.  I’ve always won some $80- and $100-prizes here and there, but now I hit the big one.”

The player received the news from his friend after he’d already arrived at work on Saturday.  She checked the ticket numbers at an official Delaware Lottery retail outlet. “When she called me and told me that I won, I couldn’t believe it!  All I could think of was I want that check!  We even tried to pick it up on Sunday and didn’t realize the Lottery office in Dover would be closed.”

For now the winnings will go towards taking care of his family and making sure they have everything they need.  “This big win is going to change my life.  I feel so fortunate and blessed for this opportunity.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the A-1 Dash Inn, located in Newark at 380 E Chestnut Hill Rd.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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POWERBALL® TICKET BLOOMS FOR MILLSBORO FLORIST

Dover, Del. – A 45-year-old Delaware woman claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize from the Delaware Lottery on Sept. 18.  The lucky player’s Quick Pick numbers came through in a Sept. 16 drawing.  A native of Connecticut, the winner now resides in Millsboro and runs her own flower shop.

“I don’t play Powerball that often, but when I do I usually only buy one ticket at a time.  This time it was all I needed!” exclaimed the winner.  After her first Lottery win, the lucky player says she will continue to play her favorite Lottery game, Powerball.  The anonymous player is confident that she will win again.

She found out about the good news after calling the Lottery’s Player Information Line, 1-800-338-6200, and when she heard her numbers come up over the phone she couldn’t believe her ears.  “I immediately went back to the Shore Stop to double check the numbers.  Even though my ticket matched the winning numbers, I couldn’t believe I won.  I still can’t believe it!”  She quickly told her daughter and a best friend about her first big Delaware lottery win.

For now the winnings will go towards bills.  “I’ve got a few things to pay off.  This will change my life though.  I had some debts to handle and it’s definitely a big relief.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shore Stop in Millsboro located at 31507 Oak Orchard Rd.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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TOP PRIZE WIN WON’T CHANGE THIS DELAWARE WINNER

Dover, Del. – A 61-year-old Delaware man claimed an $8,000 top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Winfall instant game on Monday, Sept. 14.  The lucky player purchased two tickets from the Boxwood Road Shopping Center retailer, and one of them proved to be a lucky top-prize winning ticket.

After being stationed in Germany for a number of years and bouncing around in four different states with the military, the winning player is now retired and currently resides in Wilmington.  “I don’t play that often but when I do I usually buy two or three tickets,” said the lucky winner.  “After winning some smaller cash prizes when I first started playing, scratch off games became my favorite.  Those early wins of $20 and $80 here and there kept me going.”  With this recent big win it’s easy to see why scratch off games are his favorite.

“At first I didn’t believe it, so I took a second look at the ticket just to make sure,” the winner remembered.  “My initial reaction was shock.  I still can’t believe I won!”

For now the winnings will go into a savings account for a rainy day.  As for the winner, “I plan on living my life the same as I did before.”  The winner plans to keep the news confidential for the most part.

The winning ticket was purchased at Boxwood Books, News & Tobacco on S. Maryland Avenue in Wilmington.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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MINERSVILLE WOMAN’S $7,500 WIN TO STAY IN THE FAMILY

Dover, Del. – A 76-year-old woman from Minersville, Pa., claimed a $7,500 top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Cash Xplosion instant game on Thursday, August 13th.  The lucky lady, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased one $5 ticket, and in this case the first time was the charm.

Since she started playing the lottery after she retired, “I usually just buy one scratch off at a time.  Now I usually play when I come to visit my son in Delaware.  This is the first time I’ve won and I will continue to play whenever I come to Delaware.”

“I didn’t scratch it right away,” remembered the lucky winner.  “My right hand was bothering me so I know it was trying to tell me something.  I had my granddaughter help me with the ticket and she told me I’d won some money.  I can’t see too well, so I didn’t even know how much I’d won.  When I figured it out I was so excited I had butterflies in my stomach!” 

The winner is already sharing the news with family and friends.  As for what she plans to do with the winnings, “I want to give my sons a great Christmas gift for taking care of me for so many years.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Samson’s Country Maid located in the Polly Drummond Shopping Center in Newark.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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SUSSEX PLAYER COLLECTS $40,000 WIN

Dover, Del. – A 53-year-old Sussex County woman claimed a $40,000 POWERBALL® prize from the Delaware Lottery on Tuesday, Sept. 8.  The lucky player’s numbers hit in the Sept. 2 drawing.  A native of Salisbury, Md., the winner now resides in Frankford and works in the poultry industry.

“I usually buy my lottery tickets at different stores throughout the area and often pick up three or more tickets.”  This time was no different.  After getting started by her husband, the lucky winner is now a regular lottery player.  She especially enjoys playing her favorite game, POWERBALL® Power Play®.

The player took the ticket to the closest retailer shortly after the drawing to get it scanned, and the rest is history.  “I thought I had won but I wasn’t totally sure, so I had the clerk re-scan it a second time and then check it against the winning numbers.  Even after he said I’d won I still couldn’t believe it!”  The good news will have a long way to travel through the winner’s seven children and 15 grandchildren.

“For now the winnings will go towards paying off my truck,” said the winner.  “I haven’t really thought about how this will affect my life yet, but it will definitely make things easier.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Royal Farms retailer located in Greenwood.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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POWERBALL® DELIVERS FOR ANOTHER $10,000 WINNER

Dover, Del. – A 74-year-old Wilmington player claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize from the Delaware Lottery Aug. 18.  The lucky player’s numbers hit in an Aug. 15 drawing and she wasted little time coming in for the winners check.  A North Carolina native, the retired widow has lived in the First State for several years.

The lucky player said POWERBALL® had long been her favorite game and calls herself a regular player.  She purchased five tickets on the day of her big win, relying on Quick Pick.

“I called the 800 number to see if I’d won,” she recounted.  “My initial reaction was ‘Oh wow!’  I had to check again to be sure so I went to the Acme and they confirmed it was a winner.”

The first person to hear the good news was the winner’s baby daughter.  “I’m either putting this money towards a new refrigerator or a dinette set.”  The winner also plans to help her children out finically with the cash.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Country Farm retailer located in Wilmington at 2136 W Newport Pike.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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BIG WIN HAS FREQUENT PLAYER EAGER FOR MORE

Dover, Del. – A 54-year-old Delaware man claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize from the Delaware Lottery on Aug. 6.  The lucky player’s numbers hit in an Aug. 1 drawing.  A native of Kentucky, the anonymous winner now resides in the Bear area.

“I play pretty regularly and buy my tickets every Saturday,” said the winner, who erects steel buildings.  “I usually by 10 or 11 at a time, so it’s about time I hit it.  It seems like everyone has been winning a big jackpot but me so far.  I’m stopping now though – I just got started with the good stuff!”

The player scanned the winning ticket at the retail outlet, but couldn’t believe his ears or his eyes.  “Even after I asked the clerk I still wasn’t sure.  My sister thought I was kidding when I told her, but then she asked me when I’m going to hit the big one she can stop working.  I said all I can do is keep trying!”

For now the winnings will go towards bills.  “I’ve got a few things to pay off.  This will change my life a little bit though.  I’ll feel better about things and have a little more money in my pocket.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Country Farms located in Newark at 2480 Glasgow Ave.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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NEWARK WOMAN’S $100,000 WIN IS A LIFE CHANGER

Dover, Del. – A 24-year-old Newark woman claimed a $100,000 top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s $100,000 Money Match instant game on Aug. 4.  The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased a single $20 ticket Aug. 3 and it proved to be the only one she needed.

Originally from Maryland, the young woman works in a bail bonds office.  “My boyfriend got me started playing the Lottery,” said the winner.  “Now I play a couple of scratch off tickets a week.  I usually just buy one at a time.  This is my first big win, but I’ll probably keep playing once in a while.”

“The first number I scratched off on the whole card had the $100,000 prize and I knew I was a winner right away,” she said.  “I scratched off the rest of the card after that, but it probably would have been cool if I just kept it that way.  I still gave it to the clerk to double check that I’d really won, but I knew it.  I called my boyfriend right after that and said ‘You’re not going to believe what just happened.””

The winner is already sharing the news with family and friends.  “We’re going to use this money for a down payment on a house.  This is definitely going to change our lives!  This win is a huge help.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the A-1 Dash In Shell gas station located in Newark on Route 4.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Georgetown Man Claims Another Big POWERBALL® Prize

Dover, Del. – A lucky Delawarean claimed a $200,000 POWERBALL® prize earlier this week, thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The 59-year-old winner is a used-car salesman who is no stranger to big wins, but this might be his biggest yet.  The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, took home two separate $10,000 Powerball wins last year as well.

The Georgetown resident has been a regular lottery player since the Delaware Lottery was established in 1975 and has no intentions of quitting anytime soon.  “I buy tickets everywhere, and I’ve enjoyed the game since it started up here in Delaware.”  He had some help figuring out that he’d won again in a July 1 drawing.

“When I went back to the store where I bought the tickets the clerk asked me if I’d checked them yet.  I didn’t have them on me, so I couldn’t check them right then, but the clerk already found out that someone at his store had hit for $200,000 on the day I’d been in there to pick mine up.  That’s when it dawned on me that I hadn’t checked my tickets in a while.”  He didn’t wait much longer – claiming the cash soon after on July 27.  “It was the second-to-last ticket I checked in that big stack I had piled up.”

The anonymous player hit the big time by using Quick Pick.  “I told my wife right away and she was obviously thrilled.  I think we’re going to just put the money into a CD for now.  No major changes.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Uptown Liquors, located in Milford at 207 NE Front St.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Claymont mother’s $10k Hot Lotto win will go towards son’s education

Dover, Del. – A Claymont woman who recently won a $10,000 HOT LOTTO® prize says the money will go towards her two-year-old son’s college education.  The lucky player struck it rich in a July 15 drawing and claimed the prize five days later.  

A 39 year-old home maker, the winner is not a regular player, but buys a variety of Lottery tickets from time to time.  “I’ve played periodically for a while, but I forget to check the tickets sometimes,” she said.  “I’ll start checking them more regularly – and playing more regularly!”

“I started out just playing Powerball®,” said the winner, “but one of my friends at the store where I buy tickets convinced me to start playing Hot Lotto too, since the odds are better.  I’m glad I took their advice.”

The lucky player used a combination of her own numbers to land the cash prize.  “I went with a combination of birthdays for kids in my family.”  After checking the winning numbers online, the player quickly asked her niece to recheck them.  “I was so excited at first, but I didn’t believe it right away.  I’m old and blind, so I needed my niece to confirm it for me,” the winner joked.

The lucky player bought the winning ticket at Yetters Super Discount Liquors, located in Claymont at 3101 Philadelphia Pike.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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MARYLAND MAN KICKS BACK AFTER $10K WIN

Dover, Del. – A 55-year-old man from Galena, Md. took his time claiming a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize – but that’s only because he didn’t realize he’d won.  The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, hit it big March 21 but nearly four months passed before he came forward to claim his prize on July 13.

The married man works as a biologist with a large research company and originally hails from Ohio.  He’s been a frequent Delaware Lottery player for about 10 years, typically purchasing tickets on his way home from work.  “I don’t play every week, but I pick up $3 or $5 worth of tickets when I think of it.  Most of the time I wind up playing at the end of the week.”

So what took him so long to claim the prize?  “I usually collect my tickets and check a stack of them at a time once every few weeks.  I just forgot about these tickets for some reason and I only checked them two weeks ago,” said the winner.  “I thought it was a mistake or that I’d only won $1,000 when I scanned it at first, so I had the clerk scan it again to confirm.  I quickly signed the back when it set in that I’d really won $10,000.”

He quickly told his wife the good news.  “She wasn’t happy that I’d had the winning ticket sitting at our house that long, but this was the first day that I could get over to Dover (to claim the prize),” he said.  Now the couple is deciding what to do with the cash.  “We’ve got some home renovations planned that we haven’t gotten to for a while and some will go into our savings,” said the winner.  “This won’t change out life in any major way, but it’s a very nice surprise!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Shell Food Mart, located in Newark at 2410 Pulaski Hwy.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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POWERBALL® WIN HAS PA PLAYERS CELEBRATING

Dover, Del. – The Delaware Lottery surprised a group of Boothwyn, Pa., players with a $10,000 prize on July 4.  Fireworks are great, but a spokesperson for the group said they were much happier to win the POWERBALL® prize.  The group of seven claimed their cash on July 6.

The anonymous prize claimer said the group regularly plays Powerball, while this marks their first major win.  Powerball is their favorite Delaware Lottery game and they typically purchase 21 tickets per draw as part of an office pool.  They made a big splash by using the Quick Pick option.

The lucky player learned about the win by checking the Delaware Lottery’s internet site, delottery.com.  The great discovery left the winner nearly speechless.  “My first reaction was ‘Yeah!’”

After learning the good news, the winner was quick to inform co-workers.  Now summer vacation plans and new televisions are in the future for some members of the lucky group.

The prizewinner bought the winning ticket at Ridge Liquors, located in Claymont at 315 Ridge Road. 

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Bear Player finds his lucky Numbers

Dover, Del. – A 43-year-old Bear resident claimed a $10,007 POWERBALL® prize on June 28, thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The win came in a May 27 drawing.  The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, works in the telecommunications industry.  

“I play fairly often, but not at the store where I bought the winning ticket,” he said.  “I was just up there waiting for something and I figured I’d buy some tickets.  I’m not really a regular player, but I play when the numbers get high.”  Powerball is the only game he plays.

The anonymous player typically relies on Quick Pick, but he hit it big by choosing his own numbers.  “It’s strange because I almost always use Quick Pick.  I’m going to mix it up from now on and go with a combination of my own numbers and some computer picks.”

He learned about the win when checking his ticket at the Texaco station where he usually plays.  “I didn’t believe it even after two scans so I asked the clerk to confirm it for me.”  He contacted his wife at once with the good news.  “We’re going stealth mode on this,” he said.  “Flying under the radar.”

“The win will definitely help with some bills and we’re also going to put some money away.  It should be a nice incremental help.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Talleyville Food Mart located in Wilmington at 4101 Concord Pike.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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BIG WIN HAS BRIDGEVILLE MAN FEELING ‘HOT’

Dover, Del. – An 80-year-old Seaford man nabbed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize on June 17, thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The fortunate player, who wishes to remain anonymous, wasted no time in visiting the Lottery’s Dover headquarters to claim his prize the next day.

A retiree, the winner joked that he moved to Delaware recently to get away from his kids.  “I’m very happy living here, and I’m sure I’ll be getting more visits now.”

The anonymous winner typically purchases two tickets per draw, unless the jackpots move above $100 million.  “When it gets really big I’ll sometimes buy five tickets.”  He’s been a regular lottery player for years who normally plays both weekly Powerball drawings, along with some Instant Games.

“I started playing because of the combination of jackpots and entertainment,” he said.  “As it showed today, it paid off!”

The winner checked his ticket first thing on the morning of June 18.  “I knew what the prize was right away,” he remembered.  “I was shocked.  I told my wife and she almost fell over.  We don’t intend to share the news with the rest of the community. We just bought a car and the money will go right back into our savings account.”

“This won’t change our life dramatically, but we’ll probably splurge here and there.  Not on any one thing in particular.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the De-Lux Dairy Market located in Seaford at 10599 Concord Rd.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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PERSISTANCE PAYS OFF FOR SEAFORD RETIREE

Dover, Del. – An 80-year-old Seaford man nabbed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize on June 17, thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The fortunate player, who wishes to remain anonymous, wasted no time in visiting the Lottery’s Dover headquarters to claim his prize the next day.

A retiree, the winner joked that he moved to Delaware recently to get away from his kids.  “I’m very happy living here, and I’m sure I’ll be getting more visits now.”

The anonymous winner typically purchases two tickets per draw, unless the jackpots move above $100 million.  “When it gets really big I’ll sometimes buy five tickets.”  He’s been a regular lottery player for years who normally plays both weekly Powerball drawings, along with some Instant Games.

“I started playing because of the combination of jackpots and entertainment,” he said.  “As it showed today, it paid off!”

The winner checked his ticket first thing on the morning of June 18.  “I knew what the prize was right away,” he remembered.  “I was shocked.  I told my wife and she almost fell over.  We don’t intend to share the news with the rest of the community. We just bought a car and the money will go right back into our savings account.”

“This won’t change our life dramatically, but we’ll probably splurge here and there.  Not on any one thing in particular.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the De-Lux Dairy Market located in Seaford at 10599 Concord Rd.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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GROOM-TO-BE HITS FOR $10K POWERBALL® PRIZE

Dover, Del. – David Swift, of Delaware City, scored a $10,000 POWERBALL® win on June 13, thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  Newly engaged, the 29-year-old Georgetown native claimed his prize June 15 and says the money will sure up finances before his June 26 wedding next year.

Swift has worked as a heavy equipment manager for Waste Management for 15 years and says he’s enjoyed playing the lottery for nearly as long.  “I bought three Powerball tickets the day I won, which is pretty typical,” he said.  “I also picked up a couple of scratch offs.  I wouldn’t say I’m a ‘regular’ player because I play kind of randomly – like when I’m getting gas or running to the store, or whatever.”

The recent win dwarfed Swift’s previous high-win: a $300 haul from a scratch off ticket he hit about 5 years ago.  Quick Pick delivered the lucky numbers.

“I checked my ticket in the store and the clerk scanned, told me I was a winner, and printed it right out for me,” Swift remembered.  “It was pretty amazing.  I was definitely feeling shock and disbelief at first.”  He immediately called his fiancé to share the happy news.  “I also told the family and a couple of guys at work.”

The couple recently purchased a second vehicle and Swift says the winnings will go towards paying it off.  “We’re also going to catch up on some bills.  In the short term this will make things easier for a while.  We won’t have to watch every penny now.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Bodies Market #3 located in Georgetown at 105 South Bedford St.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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"Everything is Good" For Multi-win Lotto player

Dover, Del. – Things are suddenly looking up for a Newark man who recently landed a $68,000 MULTI-WIN LOTTO prize.  The 42-year-old and his family struck it rich in a June 1 drawing.  The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed the prize June 10.

Originally from Jamaica, the player has lived in Delaware since 1988.  He currently works in manufacturing for Rohm and Haas.  Married for 16 years and a father of two, the winner is a frequent Delaware Lottery player.  The winner says Multi-Win Lotto is his favorite game, but he also enjoys scratch off games.

“I’ve played Multi-Win regularly from about the time we moved here,” said the winner.  “I generally buy two tickets a week at the 7-Eleven near my office.”  The lucky numbers came courtesy of Quick Pick.

The player discovered the win by checking his ticket in the retailer where he bought it.  “I tried to keep my composure until I left the store,” he said.  “I was barely successful.  I told my wife shortly after that.”

For now the winner is unsure what to do with the newfound cash.  “We’re still working it out,” he said.  “We have some bills to pay off, but we’re not sure after that.  This isn’t going to change our life too much, but it will change it in good ways.  Everything is good!”

The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven located in Newport at 201 West Market St.

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WILMINGTONIAN DREAMS UP $30,000 WIN

Dover, Del. – A Wilmington resident is floating on cloud nine after correctly picking enough numbers in a recent POWERBALL® drawing to secure a $30,000 prize.  James Cowan, 57, claimed his prize from the Delaware Lottery on June 1 after hitting it big with a Power Play drawing on a May 27.

The lucky player says the numbers just jumped into his head.  “I had a dream 11 years ago where these numbers popped up and ever since then I’ve played them.  The final number (the Powerball number), came to me in the airport,” he says.  “I was leaving from Gate 7.”

Cowan hails from North Carolina and purchases about 20 tickets weekly.  “I’d say that I play for the prizes about as much as I play just for the fun of it.”  He also enjoys the Play 3 and Play 4 games.

He remembers discovering the win.  “I pulled up to the store where I bought the ticket and noticed there was a sign up that said: ‘Nice surprise.  We sold a $30,000 Powerball ticket here.’”  It didn’t take long to figure out he was holding the lucky ticket.  “I said thank you to God and I said a little prayer.”

After taking care of some bills and closing the estate of his recently-passed wife, Cowan plans to check with his family to see if they need any financial help.  “This will surely help with some things that have been hanging over me.”

The disabled widower is not done playing the lottery yet.  “One numbers didn’t come yet, so I’m going to keep playing.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Brandywine Village Liquors located in Wilmington at 2110 North Market St.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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DRINKING BUDDIES TOAST TO BIG POWERBALL® WIN

Dover, Del. – A group of 25 co-workers and friends raised a glass after winning $10,003 in a May 27 POWERBALL® drawing.  Representatives from the lucky group stepped forward June 4 to claim their prize, courtesy of the Delaware Lottery.  The group is comprised by the owner, employees and frequent customers of Christiana Pub, located on Main Street in Newark.

“There’s a group of us that have been getting together for years and we thought it would be fun to have something else to do together, besides drink our beers,” said a member of the winning group.  “We saw the jackpot amount was rising and we wanted to get in on it.”

The players pooled their money to purchase $146 of tickets for the May 27 drawing, opting to go with the Quick Pick option. 

Although they’re still undecided about what to do with the winnings, for now the players plan to keep playing as a group.  “We may blow it all on one thing where everyone can get together and have fun, like renting a bus and taking a trip to Philly or New York or something, but we really aren’t sure yet.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Mugs Saloon located at 780 Pulaski Hwy
in Bear.

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MILLSBORO MAN HAPPY TO HIT FOR $10,000

Dover, Del. – Robert Eastburn recently became the latest player to take home a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize, thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The Millsboro man claimed the prize May 29, after hitting it big in the May 27 drawing.

A native Delawarean, Eastburn was born in Wilmington and grew up in Lewes.  The 50-year-old works downstate at Bob’s Marine Service and routinely purchases Lottery tickets.  “I buy them all over, but mostly when I’m on my way back and forth from work,” he said.  “I play all the time and I started when I was 18.”  He also enjoys $5 scratch off tickets and Hot Lotto.

Eastburn found out about his big win while sitting in front of Bodies Market in Dagsboro where he also purchased the ticket.  “I usually swing by to pick up a print out of the winning numbers, and I couldn’t believe it,” he remembered.  “At first I though I’d just won $100 because I didn’t realize I’d hit the Powerball also.”  The big shock came later that morning when he spoke with a friend.  “I was driving when a co-worker told me I also had the Powerball number.  I had to pull off the road I was so shocked.”

The winner says he’ll use the money for bills with a large chunk going towards a recently-purchased motorcycle.  “This will make my winter easier, when my hours usually get reduced for work.” 

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RETIREE HITS WITH FAVORITE LOTTERY GAME

Dover, Del. – A lucky retired Salisbury resident was surprised with an enormous gift from the Delaware Lottery on June 8. A 62-year-old man won $54,100 from a MULTI-WIN LOTTO drawing and came in to claim his prize from the Delaware Lottery the very next day.

The anonymous man loves playing the MULTI-WIN LOTTO, as it is his favorite lottery game.  This winner is a frequent lottery player, and says he has been playing ever since introducing himself to the Pennsylvania Million Dollar Lottery earlier in his life.

The player has won other prizes from the lottery, but nothing to this magnitude.  The man used the Quick Pick option to win this prize.

The prizewinner bought the winning ticket at his usual Delaware Lottery distributor, Delmar Liquor - located in Delmar on West State Street.

The Delaware Lottery player checked the ticket by reading the newspaper and then double-checked it at the retailer.  He was instantly filled with joy.  He said the surprise of winning a prize of this size was extremely exciting.

The man was quick to tell his wife about the $54,100 prize he had just won, and plans on paying off his pick-up truck immediately.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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HOT LOTTO® ENTERTAINS TO THE TUNE OF $10K

Dover, Del. – A HOT LOTTO winner recently explained that he and a friend have bought game tickets since the game came out as a way to entertain themselves.  One of the players got his money’s worth thanks to a Feb.18 drawing.  That’s the day this lucky player hit for $10,000 worth of entertainment.

The Delaware Lottery winner, who claimed his prize May 29, lives in Georgetown and enjoys being retired.  He is a regular lottery player, and plans on continuing to play the Delaware Lottery after receiving his prize.  The man usually buys three to five tickets at a time.

The player has had smaller payouts from other lottery tickets, but this $10,000 prize marks his first major reward.   He used the Quick Pick option to select his numbers.

The anonymous man purchased this Delaware Lottery ticket at Georgetown Discount Liquor.

The 73-year-old found out about his winning ticket by calling in on the phone line and double-checking at Georgetown Discount Liquor.  When he was assured that he won a $10,000 prize, he quickly called his playing partner to tell him about their luck.

He now plans on purchasing a new roof for his home and hiring a person to repair his air conditioning unit.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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VEGAS TRIP LENDS DELAWARE WOMAN SOME LUCK

Dover, Del. – Laura Slowik traveled back to Delaware after from visiting her parents in Las Vegas and returned home just in time to claim a surprising $10,000 prize from the Delaware Lottery.  The 47-year-old woman became a POWERBALL® winner thanks to a May 23rd drawing.   She claimed her prize May 26.

The Wilmington native plays POWERBALL any time the jackpot reaches more than $50 million.  She used the Quick Pick option to win this prize.  Laura is a single woman and works in the insurance industry.

Miss Slowik has already planned and booked a cruise to Alaska at a later date with some of her prize money.

The winning ticket was purchased at Avenue Wine Spirits on Delaware Avenue in Wilmington.

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INTUITION PAYS OFF WITH $10K POWERBALL® WIN

Dover, Del. – A Newark resident had a lucky feeling not that long ago, and turned it into $10,000.  The Delaware Lottery, and a POWERBALL® ticket, helped turn his instincts into a cash prize in a May 20 drawing.

The anonymous 38-year-old father only buys Delaware Lottery tickets from 7-11 and Penn & Scott in hope of good luck.  The Delawarean says that in the past he did not classify himself as a regular lottery player.  Now he plans to continue playing in the Delaware Lottery, especially after winning his first big prize playing with his favorite lottery game.  The lucky player claimed his prize May 22.

The man found out about his winnings after seeing the numbers he had on Fox News, and calling to verify he was an actual prize winner.  The man was speechless initially, and said all he could muster at first was, “Wow!”  He bought five tickets and used the Quick Pick to become a Delaware Lottery winner. 

Although considerably richer now, the winner explains it will not change his life or who he is.  He does not even plan to buy anything new after collecting the prize money.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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FAMILY MAN HITS HOMERUN WITH POWERBALL®

Dover, Del. – A lucky Delaware native could not believe his eyes when he won a $10,000 POWERBALL prize from the Delaware lottery in a May 13 drawing.  The 34-year-old prize-winner was sure the ticket was a practical joke, and rushed back in the store to get the ticket scanned in hope that his initial thought was wrong.

The Milton resident, who claimed his prize May 20, is currently a publisher.  He is married and has two children.

The anonymous player was quick to tell his father about the good news.  This winner is feeling much luckier these days, as this big prize from the Delaware Lottery.  The player hit the big time by using Quick Pick.  He is not a regular lottery player, but plans to continue playing a variety of lottery games in the future. 

For now the winner plans on paying bills with his winnings.  He also said the prize money would help to ease some financial constraints on him and his family.

This Delawarean winner bought the winning ticket at Avenue Wine and Spirits in Wilmington.

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LUCK BUBBLES OVER FOR BOILER MAKER

Dover, Del. – A 47-year-old Milford resident who works as a boiler maker claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize on May 18 thanks to the Delaware Lottery and a May 13 drawing.  The married man, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a father of one.

The lucky player doesn’t always purchase the same number of tickets, but this time it only took him one $10 ticket to score it big.

A regular Powerball player, the winner picks his own random numbers.  “I just went with whatever felt right,” he remembered.  It’s no wonder that Powerball is this player’s favorite game.

The Sussex Countian called the Lottery’s hotline to check his ticket.  “I was in disbelief,” he remembered.  “I kept checking the numbers.”  At the time of interview, the winner had yet to share the news and planned to keep it under his hat.

As for plans with the winnings, “I’m going to build a patio and hire a pool person to take care of my pool,” he said.  He also expects the Powerball win to make life just that little bit easier.

The winning ticket was purchased at One Stop, located in Milford at 915 N Walnut St.

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MIDDLETOWN PLAYER SHARES NEWS ON BIG WIN

Dover, Del. – A 32-year-old Middletown man has claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The player, who wishes to remain anonymous hails from Philadelphia originally and works as a fencer.

“I don’t have a typical place I purchase my lottery tickets,” said the winner.  “I just play whenever I get a feeling.”  He must have had the right feeling prior to the May 13 Powerball drawing, because he was claiming a $10,000 prize the very next day.  He used the Quick Pick option.

While the lucky player has won prizes in the past, including a grill, this represents his largest win to date.  He cites Powerball and scratch-off games as his favorite Delaware Lottery offerings.

“Something told me to check the numbers before I went to bed that night, so I called the Lottery’s hotline on the phone,” he remembered.  “I was so excited when I found out I’d won that I called everybody I know!”

Now the winner will apply the funds towards some outstanding debts.  “This win is going to change my life for sure because I’m going to be able to get my driver’s license back,” he said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Malin’s Market and Deli, located in Newark at 812 S College Ave.

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MILFORD WOMAN CLAIMS MAJOR MULTI-WIN PRIZE

Dover, Del. – A Milford retiree recently picked up $90,020 in a May 8 drawing by playing the Delaware Lottery’s MULTI-WIN LOTTO game.  The 59-year-old player claimed his prize May 11 and wishes to remain anonymous.

A frequent Lottery player, the lucky woman typically purchases five tickets at time either with Quick Pick or using her own set of random numbers.  She says a combination of large jackpots and frequent commercials convinced her to start playing the lottery.  After this big win it’s no surprise she names Multi-Win Lotto as her favorite Delaware Lottery game.

The winner discovered she’d won by checking online for the winning numbers.  In disbelief, she then asked her husband to go online and confirm they were really holding a winning ticket.

For now the lucky player says the win is unlikely to change her life.  “We’re going to take our time to decide what to do with the money,” she said.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Milford Plaza Cigarette Outlet.

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COUPLE SCORES POWERBALL® WIN AT OPPORTUNE TIME

Dover, Del. – A lucky Wilmingtonian claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize April 4 thanks to the Delaware Lottery and a March 28 drawing.  The 43-year-old Delaware native said the win could not have come at a better time, as her husband was recently laid off work.

Originally from New Castle County, the anonymous winner owns her own business.  She classifies herself as a frequent Lottery player who has enjoyed the games for the past five or six years.  “Powerball is my favorite.  I usually spend about $10 weekly, but I’ll go up to $20 a week when the jackpot moves into the range of $100 million or more,” she said.

The player has won smaller amounts in past draws, but the $10,000 payout marks her first major prize.   She hit the big time by using Quick Pick.

“I bought the ticket at a different store than usual because we were out test driving cars,” she said.  “We also wound up buying the car, so it was a good day.” 

The player’s husband checked the ticket at a retailer shortly after purchasing it and “nearly fell out of my car,” he recounted.  “I had been in court for three hours that morning, so it was very welcome surprise to get a message like that from my husband,” said the winner.

For now the winning couple will pay some bills with the winnings.  “Normally we’d splurge a little, but not right now with my husband’s work situation.  We’re just going to take it easy until he gets back to work.”  The couple’s 10-year-old daughter had a suggestion: buy some dog bones for the family pet.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Books & Tobacco located in Wilmington.

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Blue Hen Scratches Diamond Into Cash

Dover, Del. – A student at the University of Delaware has scratched their way to a $10,000 prize thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The lucky player claimed a top prize in the Diamond 7s instant game on May 29.

The 19-year-old winner, who lives in Milford and wishes to remain anonymous, is an occasional lottery player.  “My friends bought a lottery ticket for me on my 18th birthday and now I buy one per month,” said the winner.  “I play at various places.”

His favorite game is the 7-11-21 scratch off game.  The player reports other smaller wins in the past, but the big win in this $5-game really surprised him.  “The first people I told were my mom and dad,” according to the player. 

For now the winner plans to put the prize money directly into his bank account.  “This will make things easier,” he said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mike’s Food Market located in Milford at 264 North Rehoboth Blvd.

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Instant Ticket Ignites Cash Xplosion

Dover, Del. – A 38-year-old woman from Salisbury, Md., is $7,500 richer thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The lucky player claimed a top prize in the Cash XPlosion instant game on April 24.

Rhonda Salter, a certified nursing assistant, says she is a frequent lottery player.  She’s won several small prizes in the past, but this marks her first major win.   While she doesn’t follow a set pattern with her ticket purchases, Salter bought four tickets on the day of her $7,500 win.

Salter first became interested in the lottery when a friend asked her to play.  Now she enjoys nearly the full suite of Delaware Lottery games, including Powerball, Play 3, Play 4 and a variety of scratch offs.  While she does not expect the win to dramatically change her life, she also plans to keep playing.

Salter discovered she had won a top prize in the Cash Xplosion game shortly after purchasing and scratching it off in her car.  After looking it over, she quickly returned to the store to have the clerk scan it.  “I was shocked,” she remembers.  Her sister-in-law was the first person to hear the good news.  The money from the win will go towards fixing her Jeep, according to Salter.

The winning ticket was purchased at Delmar Liquors located in Delmar at 1 West State Street.

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Selbyville Couple Reels In POWERBALL® Prize

Dover, Del. – A 62-year-old Selbyville woman is $10,000 richer thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The lucky player claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize just five days after a March 25 drawing.

The player moved to the First State three years ago and says she was drawn here because of the lower taxes.  “I’m semi-retired, but I still do some work in real estate.”  She wishes to remain anonymous.

“My husband usually purchases the tickets, but this time I picked them up,” she said.  “I guess we usually buy about $5 worth when we play, which is about once a month.  I may be doing the buying from now on!”

“We’ve played on and off since we’ve lived here,” according to the winner.  “Seeing those transit board ads is always a good reminder – especially when the number gets big!”

The anonymous player’s husband was actually the one who first learned about the win.  “I couldn’t believe it.  I wanted to wait to tell her in person, so I put the ticket on the counter and let her see for herself.”

The couple has already shared the news with family members, as well as the husband’s softball teammates.  They plan to share the winnings with their children.  “We’re still looking for another big win, but this will make us a little happier for now.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Bayville Package Store located in Selbyville at 37246 Lighthouse Rd.

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Co-Workers Split 10k POWERBALL® Prize

10k winner winnersDover, Del. – Who knew it was so profitable to work in grocery stores these days?  Ashley Lohinetz, 19, and Chasity Childers, 20, significantly supplemented their hourly rates at the Newark Acme with a recent $10,000 POWERBALL® win through the Delaware Lottery.  The winning pair claimed their prize March 25 following a March 21 drawing.

The co-workers say they’ve had fun playing the Lottery since meeting at the Acme during their shifts.  “We play something almost every day,” said the players.  “We really like scratch-offs and just scrape together whatever change is in our pockets.  The Deal or No Deal game is one of our favorites.”  Quick Pick helped the pair land their first big pay day. 

Chasity scanned the ticket at the Acme shortly after arriving at work for a March 23 morning shift.  “I couldn’t believe it at first,” she remembered.  “I called Ashley at least 50 times, but she was still sleeping.  I texted her that she needed to call me right when she got up.  We were so thrilled!”

Now the whole store knows about the big win.  “We told all the customers and of course our families and everyone we work with knows about it.  They were all congratulating us and we didn’t even know what to say.”

For now, the winners plan to put the cash towards some bills, but they’re also reserving some for shopping.  “We’re also going to give some to our parents.”

Their only regret is that they didn’t have Power Play®, which would have earned them an additional $30,000 on top of their prize.  “We’re definitely doing that from now on.  For $1 more it could have been an even bigger prize.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Acme located in Newark in Suburban Plaza.

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Multi-Winnings For Anonymous Sussex Player

Dover, Del. – Southern Delaware has a new Multi-Win Lotto jackpot winner, thanks to a March 20, drawing.  The lucky man wishes to remain anonymous, but it might be hard to hide the smile on his face after he collects the $89,002 prize.

Since he’s not currently working, the cash came at a great time for the player.  He learned about the big win by scanning the ticket at a licensed Lottery retailer.  So far he’s only told his wife and a select few about the good news.

The anonymous player already has a solid plan for how the winnings will be put to use.  “I have three children and I’m going to put this towards their education.”  He may even have a little to splurge on himself.

The winning ticket was purchased at Shore Stop #254 located in Lewes at 20701 John Williams Hwy.

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New Jeep® Puts Seaford Winner Back On The Road

Dover, Del. – Wouldn’t it be nice if you got a phone call from the Delaware Lottery every time you needed a new car?  That’s exactly what happened to Seaford resident Eric J.  The lucky 45-year-old was selected March 5 as the winner of the Delaware Lottery’s Jeep® instant game second-chance drawing.  He and his wife will soon be sharing a Jeep® Wrangler® Unlimited Rubicon® and riding in style.

The win couldn’t have come at a better time for the lucky player.  “Our car was on its last leg when the Lottery called me with the good news,” according to Eric.  “My wife and I were worried about what we were going to do with it when it finally died.  This really takes a weight off our shoulders.”

An elementary school teacher for ten years, Eric does not call himself a regular Lottery player but he’s won some cash prizes in the past.  “I’m an occasional player, but I play all the games,” he said.  “Whatever I’m in the mood for.”  He also confessed to throwing away several Jeep game scratch-offs before reading the back and realizing there was a second chance drawing he could enter with the non-winning tickets.  It’s a good thing he caught himself before it was too late.

“I’ve never owned a Jeep, but I’ve always talked about having one and I’ve wanted it for a long time,” said Eric.  “The other styles weren’t practical when you have small children, but this new 4-door Rubicon model is.”  The Jeep Rubicon comes packed with conveniences and options including a 3.8 liter V-6 engine and a three-piece removable hard top.

The Delaware native may still need to figure out what to do with the old clunker, but Eric’s decision and the disposal process should be significantly easier thanks to the Delaware Lottery and his new Jeep vehicle.

Licensing rights for the Delaware Lottery’s Jeep instant game were obtained from MDI Entertainment, LLC.  Jeep® is a registered trademark of Chrysler LLC and is used under license.

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DE Lottery To Send Players On Dream Vacation

Dover, Del. – Arthur Frampton, Sr., and Dessa Jenckel are looking forward to the trip of a lifetime.  The lucky Delaware Lottery players recently won a five-day, four-night Hollywood trip for them and one guest, complete with round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and ground transfers between a Los Angeles airport, the hotel, and television studio.  Not to mention a chance to win up to $2.5 million on a television game show.

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Jenckel and Frampton were independently selected on March 5 as winners of the Delaware Lottery’s Deal or No Deal instant game second-chance trip drawing. 

In Hollywood, the lucky winners will be guaranteed a minimum cash prize of $5,000 and the chance to play a non-broadcast daily version of the Deal or No Deal game with Howie Mandel and the Banker for a chance to win up to $2.5 million.  In addition, Jenckel and Frampton could also be selected to participate in the daily version of the Deal or No Deal television broadcast game.

Jenckel, 88, is a Smyrna resident who fled the cold winters of upstate New York many years ago to retire in Delaware.  “I really thought someone was pulling my leg when I got the phone call from the Lottery about this.  They also sent me a letter but I guess I didn’t see it, so it was a big surprise.  I didn’t believe I’d really won right up until I came to the office in Dover to claim the prize.  I haven’t even told my kids yet because I wanted to make sure it was for real.”

The energetic octagenrian characterizes herself as a light-hearted “gambler” and looks forward to the chance for Hollywood fame and riches.  “I know not everyone gets on the show, but I’m a fun person, so I think I have a good shot to be chosen,” she said.  “I’d faint if I won one of the big prizes.”

Jenckel plans to bring Jim Truett, 83, along on the trip. The two are long-time friends who now share household chores and companionship after years of a close work relationship.

Frampton is also a retiree, and the Delaware native currently resides in Rehoboth Beach.  The 64-year-old calls himself an avid Lottery player who has enjoyed many Deal or No Deal tickets since the game’s debut.  “I play daily and I was just trying to get lucky,” he said.  “I also play the daily numbers, lotto and POWERBALL®.  We play it all!”

Delaware Lottery vacation packages are nothing new to Frampton.  “I also won a trip to Las Vegas through a POWERBALL® instant game a while back,” he said.  The trip included an appearance on the Powerball Instant Millionaire TV Game Show. “That was a great trip, and I’m sure this one will also be fun.”  The retiree will bring his wife along on the trip.

“I already watch the show and I’m excited about it,” Frampton said. “I don’t expect this to change my life, but if I win the big one you never know.”

Licensing rights for the Delaware Lottery’s Deal or No Deal instant game were obtained from MDI Entertainment, LLC.

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Lottery Player Finds New Best Friend: Diamond 7s

Dover, Del. – A Wilmington man recently won his second $10,000 top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Diamond 7s Instant Game.  The lucky player stepped forward Feb. 24 to claim the prize thanks to the $5 scratch-off ticket.  Amazingly enough, the anonymous winner also won a $10,000 top prize playing the same game in December 2008.  Now he says he’ll try to pull off the unthinkable and bring home the final outstanding $10,000 prize.

The married 64-year-old has lived in Delaware for 40 years and works as a millwright.  He says he’s enjoyed the lottery since he started playing.  “I usually buy around six tickets at a time – a couple scratch-offs and some Lotto tickets,” he said.  “But I play it all.  I like everything and I play everything!” 

He also has some big wins to his credit, but none larger than his two recent $10,000 scores.  “On the first win I was pretty calm when I found out I’d won.  This second one I was nervous for some reason.  I don’t know why, but I had this nervous feeling until I came in here today to claim it.”  

The winner remembers his shocked reaction upon scratching the lucky ticket.  “The store owner was really excited and he congratulated me right away,” he recalled.  Not only had the player won a second top-prize, he won it in the same store.

“We looked up the odds and it was 160,000:1.  I don’t know what the odds are of me winning that third jackpot, but I’m definitely going after it.” 

The winner and his wife plan to put some of the winnings towards an upcoming trip to Nashville.  The rest of the money will take care of bills and go into a savings vehicle such as a certificate of deposit, according to the winner.

Both of the winning ticket were purchased at the Books and Tobacco located in Wilmington at 4555 Kirkwood Hwy.

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Georgetown Man Drives Off With Car Full Of Cash

Dover, Del. – A 59-year-old Georgetown resident recently picked up a cool $10,000 in cash thanks to POWERBALL® and the Delaware Lottery.  He claimed the prize March 4 following a Feb. 18 drawing.  The used car salesman is a Delaware native and long-time player.

“I’ve played ever since they started selling them,” said the winner.  “I buy my tickets all over Sussex and Kent County.”  He may have found his lucky store however, as this is the second time he’s won $10,000 at a licensed retailer in Milford.

As he says, “I got into this because I liked to play the lotto.  Now I only play POWERBALL®, but I play quite a bit.  I usually spend a couple hundred dollars at a time.”

The plethora of tickets explains why it took the man a bit longer to come forward for his prize.  “I checked my tickets at the store on the scanner this Sunday and that’s when I knew.  I had quite a few to check.”

So far the winner has only told his wife about the prize, and he plans to keep it that way.  “We’re just putting it in the bank.  No special plans for the money right now.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Uptown Liquors located in Milford at 207 NE Front St.

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Dover Has A New HOT LOTTO® Winner

Dover, Del. – A 35-year-old Dover resident is $10,000 wealthier thanks to HOT LOTTO® and the Delaware Lottery.  The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed her prize Feb. 23 shortly after the lucky Feb. 21 drawing.

The married mother of two works as a secretary and says she is a regular Lottery player who enjoys a wide variety of games.  She typically purchases $5 worth of POWERBALL® tickets and another $5 in HOT LOTTO® tickets for each drawing.  She used Quick Pick to select the winning numbers.

This is the first time the lucky player has struck it rich with a major win, but she is adamant about plans to try for more wins with the Delaware Lottery.  “Of course I plan to keep playing!”

She discovered the good news by checking the numbers by phone with the Lottery’s player information line: 1-800-338-6200.  “I didn’t believe it,” she remembered.  She informed her husband’s family shortly after the thrilling news sank in.

For now the anonymous winner says the money is likely to go towards bills.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shore Stop – Rodney Village located in Dover at 1612 S. DuPont Highway.

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Sussex County Warms Up To New Hot Winner

Dover, Del. – A 71-year-old man from Lincoln has won the last $10,000 top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Hot Winners Instant Game.  The lucky player and his wife came forward Feb. 17 to claim the prize thanks to the $5 scratch-off ticket.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a Delaware native.  The winner and his wife do not play the Lottery very often, but enjoy a few scratch offs every now and then.

“It was easy to tell we’d won,” the winner’s wife recalled.  “We could read it right on the ticket, but we still got a few friends to take a look.  Then we went to the store to check.”  They were not disappointed but were still in disbelief.  “We were overwhelmed, even though he’s pretty lucky at times.”

The anonymous players said the winnings will be used to pay off furniture.  They also plan to continue playing the Delaware Lottery.  “We’ll keep playing every now and again,” she said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Dave’s Liquors located in New Castle at 3052 New Castle Ave.

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10k Win Moves Student to the Head of the Class

Dover, Del. – A 21-year-old student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore recently won a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The Wilmington resident claimed his prize Feb. 13.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, was born in Texas but raised in Delaware.  The stars were certainly aligned for the Lone Star/First State product, as this was the first time he’d ever played the Delaware Lottery.  “This was my first time ever playing anything.  My dad actually gave me the ticket,” according to the winner.

Now the winner says he “absolutely” plans to keep playing.  “I’m sticking with POWERBALL for now, but we’ll see.”

The undergrad discovered he’d won when he scanned the ticket in a retail store.  “I was a little bit surprised,” he remembers.  The first person he told about the win was his dad – and so far that’s the only person he plans to share the news with.

“For now I’m just going to use this money to pay some bills.  I don’t think it will change my life, but it won’t hurt.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Concord News located in Wilmington on Concord Pike.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Final $25,000 Raffle Winner Comes Forward

Dover, Del. – A 52-year-old New Castle resident has claimed the last $25,000 prize in the Delaware Lottery’s DELAWARE RAFFLE.  The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she did not realize she was a winner in the New Year’s Eve drawing until more than a month after the game’s conclusion. 

The lucky winner is a registered nurse and considers herself a regular Delaware Lottery player.  The game she plays most often is Powerball®, which piqued her interest after she saw a large jackpot advertised on a highway billboard. 

The anonymous winner had claimed prizes of up to $100 in the past, but this was her first major pay day.  And it only took her one RAFFLE ticket to land the big $25,000 prize.

She discovered the good news while checking several tickets at a gas station.  “I could not believe it at first,” recalls the winner.  “I scanned the ticket three times.”  The first person she told was her significant other.

She plans to pay off her car with the winnings, but says the win is unlikely to change her life.  One thing is for sure, she plans to continue playing the Delaware Lottery.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Appleby Shell located in New Castle at 299 Christiana Rd.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Heavy Equipment Operator Hauls In Major Cash

Dover, Del. – The scenario is becoming all too familiar: A 47-year-old New Castle man was in danger of losing his house due to foreclosure.  Fortunately, this story is likely to have a happy ending thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  That’s because this Delaware native recently landed a $54,020 prize by playing MULTI-WIN LOTTO.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, stepped forward on Feb. 2 to claim the prize.  He works as a heavy equipment operator and says he’s been a regular lottery player for years.  POWERBALL® is his other favorite game.

The big prize was nothing new to this player.  “I also won about $108,000 in 2002,” he said.  This time around the anonymous winner used his own set of lucky numbers.  “I use birthdays.”

He found out about the win by checking his ticket in the store he frequents every other day.  “I got a great big smile on my face right away when I found out I’d won,” he remembered.  The winner is hoping not too many other people saw that grin because he’s trying to keep the news under wraps.

“This win has definitely changed my life.  I was in foreclosure and I’m hopeful this money will be enough to get me out of that.  I’m using the money to save my home,” the winner said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Garfield Liquors located in New Castle at 3003 New Castle Ave.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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POWERBALL® Lights Up For Odessa Player

Dover, Del. – A 39-year-old Odessa resident came forward to claim a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize on Jan. 27 thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The player, who struck it rich in a Jan. 17 drawing, works as an electrician and wishes to remain anonymous.

The winner moved from New York to Delaware and now plays the Lottery with a regular pattern.  “I started playing Mega Millions in the 90s trying to win that easy money.  Now I play both weekly POWERBALL® drawings and I buy three tickets per draw,” he said.  “I also like playing scratch offs.”

The $10,000 prize was the first major payout for the anonymous player, who used the Quick Pick option.  “I couldn’t believe it,” he said.  “My mother was the first person I told and she reminded me that there were a few things she needed for her house that I can now go out and get her.”

“I wasn’t waiting on purpose to claim the prize, I didn’t even realize I had a winning ticket,” said the player.  “When I checked it at the Super G in Middletown the clerk told me I’d won, but I didn’t really react right away.  He said ‘You don’t look very happy,’ and I told him I’d be a lot happier once I got that cash.”

For now the winner plans to treat himself to a delicious dinner out, but he’s undecided about what he’ll do with the rest of the prize money.  “It’s going to help out with some bills that are overdue.  I know that.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shore Stop Food Stores located in Middletown at 38 East Main St.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Multi-Win Lotto Delivers Status Package

Dover, Del. – As Capitol Hill politicians squabble over the details of a national stimulus package, the Delaware Lottery is handing out its own relief to a Newark resident who previously worked for General Motors.  The lucky 58-year-old recently claimed $70,100 thanks to a Jan. 26 MULTI-WIN LOTTO drawing.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, has played the Lottery for quite a few years, spending $30-$40 on tickets in most weeks.  Besides MULTI-WIN LOTTO, he also enjoys playing POWERBALL®.  “I’ve been praying to God that we could hit it big and help our children and grandchildren and others that need it,” he said.

It as actually the player’s wife who discovered the good news.  “I didn’t have my glasses with me when I brought the ticket to the store to get it checked, so I had to ask for some help and hold it real close to the scanner,” she remembered.  “I heard the music start playing, but I didn’t know what the prize was.  I have some friends at the store though, so when they told me how much it was we started celebrating.  I called my husband immediately.”

The couple now plans to give some of the winnings to their children and “hide the rest.”  “Every penny helps and this will change our lives a bit,” said the winner.  “We’re thankful to God for what we got.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Glasgow Citgo located in Newark at 2694 Pulaski Hwy.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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$15,000 Instant Payout Worth The Wait For PA Couple

Dover, Del. – A Chadds Ford, Pa., couple claimed a top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s INSTANT PAYOUT instant game on Feb 2.  The lucky pair wishes to remain anonymous, but there’s no hiding their happiness over the big win.

Despite living across the state line, they make a point to pick up tickets for PLAY 3, PLAY 4, or scratch off games whenever passing through Claymont and other areas where Delaware Lottery tickets are sold.

The lucky retirees recounted how they discovered the good news:  “I bought two tickets and scratched them off, but I didn’t have my glasses in my pocket.  I had the clerk check them for me because I couldn’t tell whether I’d won anything.  He put it in the machine and told me right away I was a winner.  I assumed it was just $20 or $30 winner.  I knew that my husband was sitting in the car probably getting mad at me for taking so long, but he wasn’t mad anymore after I had him look at the ticket and he saw it was a $15,000 winner!”

The winners have already shared the good news with their kids and other family members.  They also expected to pay some bills with the cash.  “It’s going to be a big help.  We’re going to keep buying tickets when we’re in town.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Delaware News Center located in Wilmington.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Newark Winners Rolling In The Money

Dover, Del. – A Newark couple has won a stack of cash from the Delaware Lottery that should help ease them through their retirement years.  Robert Wesselman and Judith Moyer claimed a $100,000 top prize on Jan. 28 after playing IN THE MONEY, a $20 Instant Game.  Wesselman, 71, and Moyer, 69, have decided to share the prize.

The lucky players say they spend about $25 a week on scratch-off tickets and also enjoy POWERBALL® and HOT LOTTO®.  And they are no strangers to winning, having cashed in on hundreds of dollars over the years.  “We’ve always played to make a few bucks,” said Wesselman.  “We put all of our winnings over the years in an envelope that we call the Florida Fund,” Moyer added.

The pair was unaware of their good luck for nearly a week.  “I carried that ticket around in my pocket for four days before she scratched it off while we were driving together in the car one day,” Wesselman remembered.  “First she says, ‘We won $100!’  Then she thought I gave her a phony ticket as a trick and made me pull over to look at it.”  After that, the couple went straight to a store where Delaware Lottery tickets are sold to get it checked. “I thought it was going to put her in the hospital when we found out what it was really worth.”

Luckily the prize turned out to be even bigger than they originally thought.  “We’re probably going to go to Florida a little earlier now and put the rest in the bank,” they agreed.  They also plan to continue playing the Delaware Lottery in search of The Big One.  “He’s going to keep buying and I’m going to keep scratching,” said Moyer.

The winning ticket was purchased at Samson’s Country Maid located in Newark at 14 Polly Drummond Shopping Center.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Instant Ticket Has Winner Seeing Dollar Signs

Dover, Del. – A 69-year-old Townsend resident has claimed a $50,000 top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s DOLLAR $IGN$ instant game.  The player, originally from Centreville, came forward on Dec. 17 after realizing he’d scored one of the grand prizes in the $20 game.

The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been a regular player since the Delaware Lottery started operating in the state.  “I’ve been chasing the easy money for years,” the winner said.  “That’s why I started playing in the first place.”  He’s won several prizes over the years, including $5,000 in cash last November.

The winner said he could tell right away that he’d won a major prize.  “I wanted to know right away when the Dover (Lottery) office opened so I could get it confirmed,” he said.  “The first person I told was the clerk in the store where I checked my ticket.  He jumped up and down and hugged me.  He was just an unbelievably nice person.”

His wife thought it was a joke at first, but was then also thrilled by the good news.  For now the couple plans to pay some bills with the newfound cash.

The winning ticket was purchased at Smith’s Liquor Store located in Townsend at 5988 Summit Bridge Rd.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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POWERBALL® Numbers Compute For Accountant

Dover, Del. – A 33-year-old Wilmington man claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize on Jan. 16 thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The player, who stuck it rich in a Jan. 7 drawing, wishes to remain anonymous.

The accountant said he is not a regular player, but he typically buys $10 worth of tickets at a time.  That turned out to be a winning formula.

He remembered being shocked after checking his ticket in the store.  “The first person I told was the man next to me at the store.” 

The winner did not have any immediate plans for the winnings, but said he would likely put it into savings for now.

He said he plans to continue playing Delaware Lottery games and named Powerball as his favorite game.  The recent win is only likely to reinforce those thoughts sentiments.

The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven located on Sharply Road.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Police Officer Nabs $10,000 Prize

Dover, Del. – Foul play is not suspected in the case of a recent $10,000 POWERBALL® winner.  The prize goes to a 24-year-old police officer.  He came forward to claim the money on Jan. 7, and had his partner to thank for introducing him to the Delaware Lottery

The Camden man, who wishes to remain anonymous, only plays once a year and says the reason he purchased a ticket on this occasion was because his partner reminded him about the sizable jackpot.  “I bought one ticket, but the odds worked out alright for me anyway.”  He used the Quick Pick option.

The officer checked his ticket on the Internet and says he was very surprised to discover he’d won.  “I was shocked because I knew what the odds were,” he remembers.  “I told my partner right away, along with a couple of other guys at work.”  Now he plans to pay off his car and save the rest of the money.

“This is the first time I’ve ever won, but I’ll probably keep playing,” the winner reported.  “I want to win more now.”  So far Powerball is the only game he has tried.

The winning ticket was purchased at Smith’s Liquor Store located in Townsend at 5988 Summit Bridge Rd.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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HOT LOTTO® Sizzles For Maryland Winner

Dover, Del. – A 50-year-old Joppa, Md., man may have considered jumping for joy after his recent $30,000 HOT LOTTO® win.  The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, warmed his winter considerably by landing a big win through the Delaware Lottery and the game’s Sizzler option on Jan. 3.

“I’ve played every Saturday for a while, but I’m not the regular player – my wife is.  I usually just buy the tickets for her,” the winner explained.  “We’ve been playing Powerball® ever since there was a big drawing that caught our attention a few years ago.”  Now the player also includes Hot Lotto and Multi-Win Lotto among their games of choice, picking up one ticket per draw as often as possible.

Fittingly, the players wife was also first to discover the big news about their win.  She dialed the Lottery’s free 1-800-338-6200 to verify the win – three times, in fact.  “It was 5:30 a.m. and I was already in my car about to leave for work when she called me and told me we’d won,” he remembers.  “I just went to work like usual that day and kept real calm.  No one knows that I’ve won and we plan to keep it that way.”

The lucky couple will stash the money in their savings account for now.  “With this economy we might need it for a rainy day,” said the winner.  “I’ll continue to work, but I was just one number off of the bigger prize.  If we had won that it might be a different story.  We’ll keep playing until we get that bigger one.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shell Food Mart located in Newark at 2410 Pulaski Highway.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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