$100,000 POWERBALL® PRIZE
FOR MARCH 30, 2005 DRAWING CLAIMED
Dover, DE -- A 31-year old New
Castle man has claimed the third $100,000 prize from the Wednesday,
March 30, 2005 POWERBALL® drawing. The self-employed,
married father of two had his winning ticket validated at
the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. The winner, who wishes
to remain anonymous, was awarded a check for $75,000 which
represents his $100,000 prize minus federal taxes.
The most recent winner from New Castle purchased his ticket
from Boxwood Books, News and Tobacco on Maryland Avenue in
Wilmington. He told Lottery officials he plays occasionally
when the jackpots are high, and that this was the first time
he had won. He found out he was a winner by using the quick
check machine at his local retailer.
Within the last two weeks, the other two $100,000 prizes for
the March 30th drawing were claimed, one by a woman from Georgetown
and the other by a 25-year-old woman from Dover.
"Three $100,000 POWERBALL® winners in the state of
Delaware for one drawing is pretty special," said Brian
Peters, Deputy Director of Sales and Marketing for the Delaware
Lottery. "These three Delaware winners are a testament
to the excitement of POWERBALL®. While the super-sized
jackpots get a lot of attention, Delaware has had 217 $100,000
winners, who matched five of six white numbers, with the exception
of the red POWERBALL® since the game started back in 1992."
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.