May 16, 2002
WILMINGTON 7-ELEVEN SELLS $100,000 WINNING POWERBALL® TICKET
DOVER, DE - A 49-year-old woman from
Wilmington claimed one of two $100,000 POWERBALL® prizes sold
in Delaware for the May 15, 2002 drawing this morning at the Delaware
Lottery Office in Dover. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous,
was awarded $73,000, which represents her $100,000 prize minus
$28,000 for federal tax.
The winner, a payroll accountant at a local bank, purchased her
winning POWERBALL® ticket at the 7-Eleven on Milltown Road
in Wilmington this past Monday (May 13). Her Quick Pick ticket
matched five of six winning numbers.
"I found out I won when my husband called me at work this
morning," the woman explained. "He checked the winning
numbers on delottery.com and called me right away. I immediately
left work and headed straight for the Lottery Office." Currently,
the winner does not have any plans for her winnings.
A second $100,000 POWERBALL® prize remains unclaimed for the
May 15 drawing. The winning ticket was sold at Genuardi's Family
Market in People's Plaza in Glasgow. The winning numbers for the
drawing were 30, 33, 36, 37 and 49 for the white numbers and 35
for the red POWERBALL® number.
The POWERBALL® jackpot for Saturday, May 18, 2002 has an estimated
annuity value of $10 million. Tickets for POWERBALL cost $1 and
are available at more than 400 Delaware Lottery Retailers throughout
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.