May 31, 2002
TWO-TIME LOTTO WINNER FROM SPRING CITY, PA. CLAIMS $545,000 PRIZE
DOVER, DE - Sixty-eight-year-old Raymond
Emrich of Spring City, Pa. claimed the $545,000 LOTTO jackpot
prize from the May 29 drawing yesterday afternoon (May 30) at
the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. This is the second LOTTO
jackpot prize that Emrich has won. He also won the $183,000 LOTTO
jackpot prize from the March 28, 1995 drawing.
Emrich, an estimator for Potts Welding, was awarded $397,850,
which represents his $545,000 prize minus $147,150 for federal
His winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased the day before the
drawing (May 28) from Books & News on Chestnut Hill Road in
Newark. "I purchased my winning ticket for my previous LOTTO
jackpot prize at the same Retailer," Emrich said.
The winner found out he had won when his wife checked the winning
numbers in the newspaper the day after the drawing. "Now
that I've won my second LOTTO jackpot prize, I'm seriously considering
retirement," Emrich said.
He told Lottery Officials he definitely plans to continue playing
Delaware Lottery Games. "After all, you've got to play to
win-especially to win twice," he said.
The LOTTO jackpot for Saturday, June 1, 2002 has a jackpot worth
$250,000. LOTTO tickets cost $1 and are available at more than
400 Delaware Lottery Retailers throughout the state.
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.