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Dover, DE -- A rainy day couldn't dampen the mood of two lucky Instant Game winners who claimed their separate prizes from the Lottery office yesterday afternoon. The first winner, a 22-year-old female from Lewes, presented her winning 10 TIMES THE MONEY Instant Game ticket to Lottery Officials to receive her $20,000 prize. The winner was followed by a second Instant Game winner, a 46-year-old man from Georgetown, who claimed his $10,000 HOLD 'EM POKER prize on the day of his 21st wedding anniversary. Both winners, who wish to remain anonymous, won the top prize amount for their respective tickets.

The Lewes resident purchased her winning 10 TIMES THE MONEY Instant Game ticket from High's of Baltimore in Rehoboth Beach on Monday, December 26, 2005. The $10 ticket was the only one she purchased that day and she was excited to learn of her win. Though not a regular Lottery player before her big win, she had a great first winning experience. The second winner purchased his winning HOLD 'EM POKER Instant Game ticket from Back Bay Tobacco in Millsboro earlier the same morning. The $3 ticket was one of two tickets that he purchased and he was thrilled to learn he had won the top prize amount. The man told Lottery Officials that he is a regular Lottery player, but has never won an amount of this size. Both winners told Lottery Officials they plan to continue playing in the future.

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