WOMAN WINS $82,000
WITH MULTI-WIN LOTTO
Dover, DE -- A 74-year old Smyrna
woman claimed the $82,000 MULTI-WIN LOTTO jackpot from the
Wednesday, May 4, 2005, drawing on Friday, May 6, at the Delaware
Lottery Office in Dover. She is the third jackpot winner since
the game started in January. The winner, who wishes to remain
anonymous, was awarded a check for $61,516.50 which represents
her $82,022 prize minus federal taxes.
The central Delaware native purchased her Quick Pick MULTI-WIN
LOTTO ticket at Smyrna Liquors in Smyrna. The winner was very
surprised when she checked her numbers in the newspaper to
find that she was the big winner. "The first person I
told was my daughter-I couldn't believe it," said the
excited mother of three. She told Lottery Officials she plays
POWERBALL® and MULTI-WIN LOTTO often, but this was her
To date, the MULTI-WIN LOTTO game has had an overall total
of 315,854 winners since the January 2005 launch. "Many
people have said that they have had their first, second and
third Lottery wins with the new MULTI-WIN LOTTO game,"
said Brian Peters, Deputy Director of Sales and Marketing
for the Delaware Lottery.
The MULTI-WIN LOTTO game offers players a unique play style.
Players now have two ways to win within one game. A base win
allows players to match three, four, five or a jackpot match
of six numbers across any one line. The multi-hand win gives
players the opportunity to match numbers between all three
lines per game. The most recent MULTI-WIN LOTTO jackpot winner
won both ways on one ticket by matching six numbers across
one line for the jackpot win and eight numbers between all
three lines for $20. She also won a base prize of $2 on a
separate game by matching three numbers straight across one
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.