MILLION POWERBALL JACKPOT CLAIMED BY GROUP OF
CO-WORKERS FROM SEAFORD, DELAWARE
DOVER, DE --A group of 33 employees
who work for a printing company in Seaford, Delaware today
presented the winning ticket for the Saturday, October 9th
POWERBALL® drawing and claimed the $214.7 million jackpot.
The winning employees have opted to remain anonymous and have
selected the cash single payment value for the jackpot, which
totals $116.9 million before federal withholding taxes. Each
of the 33 winners will receive a payment of $2,657,754, which
represents their share of the jackpot after federal taxes.
The winning ticket was validated by Delaware Lottery officials
late this afternoon.
One of the winning players told officials they checked the
Delaware Lottery web site on Sunday morning following the
previous night's drawing and realized they had the winning
ticket, which was purchased at the Uncle Willie's convenience
store, 50 S. Market Street, in Blades, Delaware.
The spokesperson for the group said they are regular players
of the POWERBALL® game, especially when the jackpot is
large. Several representatives of the group spoke of using
their winnings to pay for college tuition and other future
The October 9th POWERBALL® jackpot was the sixth largest
ever awarded and was the second time this year the jackpot
reached the $200 million level.
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery
has contributed more than
$1.8 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,
PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.