WILMINGTON TEACHER CLAIMS 4/26 $1.45 MILLION LOTTO JACKPOT PRIZE
DOVER, DE -A 54-year-old high school
special education teacher for the Brandywine School District,
claimed the April 26, 2002 $1.45 million LOTTO jackpot prize this
morning at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. The winner, a
Wilmington resident who wishes to remain anonymous, received $1,058,500
after taxes and shared her winnings with five family members,
although it was not divided evenly.
The woman purchased her winning LOTTO ticket at One Stop Shoppe
in Chesmar Plaza in Newark. The winning ticket contained all six
winning numbers from the drawing. The numbers she played were
a combination of randomly selected numbers, which she has been
"I found out that I won when I watched the drawing Friday
night and wrote down the numbers," the winner explained.
"It was unbelievably exciting! I literally jumped out of
my chair and called my sister, who then called the toll-free information
line to confirm the winning numbers."
With no real plans for the prize money, the woman told Lottery
Officials that she plans to play more golf this summer. In her
33rd year of teaching, she also teaches high school basketball
and plans to continue doing so.
The LOTTO jackpot for tonight, Monday, April 29, 2002 is $250,000.
Tickets for LOTTO cost $1 and are available at more than 400 Delaware
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has
contributed more than $1.3 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®,
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