MULTI WIN LOTTO GETS FIRST JACKPOT WINNER
Dover, DE -- Two months following
the debut of MULTI-WIN LOTTO, a retired woman from Hockessin
is the first to claim a winning jackpot ticket for the new
game at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. The jackpot
for the March 25, 2005 drawing was worth $94,000. She received
a check $70,500 which represents her $94,000 jackpot prize
minus federal taxes withheld.
The winner, a woman who says she is a frequent Lottery player
and who chose to remain anonymous, presented her winning ticket
which matched all six numbers across a row. The winning ticket
was the result of a Quick Pick sold at the Pathmark located
on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington.
The lucky winner, who is married with children, told Lottery
Officials that she found out she had won when she checked
the winning numbers in the newspaper. She also said that she
has won several times with other Delaware Lottery games but
that her MULTI-WIN LOTTO prize is her largest win. She plans
to continue to play MULTI-WIN LOTTO after claiming her latest
In addition to the one winning jackpot ticket sold, nine tickets
were sold from the same game that matched five of the six
numbers drawn to win a $500 prize. Also, 398 tickets were
sold with four of the six numbers selected; each of those
winners received a $25 prize.
The new MULTI-WIN LOTTO game replaced the LOTTO game, which
was retired after the final drawing on January 26, 2005. A
jackpot prize worth $52,000 remains unclaimed from the January
31, 2005 MULTI-WIN LOTTO drawing.
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®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO,
PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.