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DOVER, DE -A 72-year-old man from Middletown claimed the $1,000,060 LOTTO jackpot prize from the August 16 drawing yesterday afternoon (August 26) at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, was awarded $773,800, which represents his $1,000,060 prize minus $226,260 for federal tax.

His winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased the day of the drawing from Parkers Thriftway on North Broad Street in Middletown. The winner found out he won when he went to the Retailer last Friday (August 23) to check his ticket. "I purchase a LOTTO and POWERBALL® ticket each Friday, and I have the Retailer check any of the tickets I purchased the week before," he explained. "I've never won before, so when the Retailer told me what I had won I was really surprised."

He told Lottery Officials he doesn't have any plans for his prize money yet, but he does plan to continue playing Delaware Lottery Games.

The LOTTO jackpot for Wednesday, August 28, 2002 has a jackpot worth $315,000. LOTTO tickets cost $1 and are available at more than 400 Delaware Lottery Retailers throughout the state.

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