May 02, 2002
NJ BROTHER AND SISTER CLAIM $100,000 PRIZE SET TO EXPIRE MAY 12
DOVER, DE -A brother and sister from
Essex County, New Jersey, claimed a May 12, 2001, $100,000 POWERBALL®
prize this morning at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. Their
prize was set to expire next week. The winners, who wish to remain
anonymous, split their $100,000 prize equally and each received
$36,500 after taxes.
The brother and sister, who play POWERBALL together often, purchased
their winning ticket at 7-11 on Basin Road in New Castle. Their
Quick Pick ticket matched five of six winning numbers.
"We found out we won about a week after the drawing when
our father checked the winning numbers," the winners explained.
"We waited until now to claim the prize because we had a
lot of goals we wanted to accomplish before collecting it. Plus,
it was important that we determine what to do with our winnings."
For now, the winners plan to take a small vacation.
When asked if the winners plan to continue playing Delaware Lottery
Games they said, "Absolutely."
The POWERBALL jackpot for Saturday, May 4, 2002 has an estimated
annuity value of $54 million. Tickets for POWERBALL® cost
$1 and are available at more than 400 Delaware Lottery Retailers.
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, LOTTO,
PLAY 3 and PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.