COVERAGE OF UNCLAIMED $100,000 POWERBALL® TICKET LEADS
TO LUCKY DAY FOR SEAFORD COUPLE
DOVER, DE -- Because of a newspaper
article in their local paper regarding an unclaimed $100,000
POWERBALL® prize, a couple from Seaford, Delaware will
have a greener Christmas.
The anonymous pair had their winning ticket for the November
20th drawing validated on Monday by Delaware Lottery officials.
The winning ticket was sold at the Shore Stop on Stein Highway
in Seaford, Delaware. Last week, an 80-year old Wilmington
man and a 62-year old resident of Mount Laurel, New Jersey,
each claimed $100,000 POWERBALL® prizes awarded in Delaware
within the last few weeks.
The winning ticket matched all five white numbers except the
red POWERBALL® number. The $100,000 prize represents $75,000
to the winners after federal taxes.
"We play POWERBALL® at least twice a week and didn't
realize there was an unclaimed prize from the retailer where
we buy our tickets until we saw the article in the newspaper,"
said the winning couple. "We got our tickets and went
to the Lottery website to look up the numbers picked on November
20th. It was then we realized that we had the winning ticket."
The couple told Lottery officials that they are regular players
of LOTTO and POWERBALL® -letting Quick Pick select their
numbers-and had previously won a total of seven dollars. The
couple said they had no special plans for their winnings,
but with a 22-year old son in college, "it won't be difficult
to spend the money."
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.