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spacer May 22, 2002

NEWARK MAN CLAIMS $100,000 POWERBALL® PRIZE

DOVER, DE - A 38-year-old Newark man claimed the second $100,000 POWERBALL® prize from the May 15, 2002 drawing Monday afternoon (May 20) at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. The winner, a historical services contractor who wishes to remain anonymous, was awarded $73,000. This figure represents his $100,000 prize minus $27,000 for federal tax.

The winner, a regular POWERBALL® player, purchased his winning POWERBALL® ticket at Genuardi's Family Market in People's Plaza in Glasgow the day before the drawing (May 14). His Quick Pick ticket matched five of six winning numbers.

"I found out I won when I called the Player Information number the day after the drawing," he explained. "I've won small amounts in the past, but when I realized I had won a $100,000 prize I broke out in a cold sweat. It's a strange, but very exciting feeling."

Currently, the winner plans to pay some bills with his prize money. He also said he will continue playing Delaware Lottery Games in the future.

The POWERBALL® jackpot for tonight has an estimated annuity value of $12 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.

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