January 2, 2008
DELAWARE LOTTERY SELLS
OUT RAFFLE GAME
One ticket holder has already won $250,000 cash top prize
Dover, DE -- The Delaware Lottery today announced it sold all 100,000
tickets allotted for the second installment of its DELAWARE RAFFLE game.
The last available $10 ticket for the game sold at 4:41 p.m. Saturday,
December 29, 2007. While one lucky ticket holder was guaranteed a $250,000
grand prize regardless of how many tickets were sold, the excitement leading
up to the New Year's Eve drawing increased as the window of opportunity
The winning Raffle numbers were drawn Dec. 31 at the Delaware Lottery
headquarters in Dover. One ticket was sold on November 23, 2007, holding
the number of 0027399, which matches the Grand Prize-winning number drawn
on New Year's Eve. The ticket was sold at the Super G supermarket located
in Middletown Two-hundred-fifty-five additional Raffle tickets were sold
with winning numbers for prizes ranging from $25 to $25,000. All 256 winning
numbers are posted on www.delottery.com.
During the sales periods for both the 2006 and 2007 Raffle games, approximately
25,000 tickets were still available just one week prior to the sell-out.
The quickened selling rate during the last few days of the 2007 Raffle
demonstrated that the game's appeal continued the second time around.
The attraction for Delaware Lottery players came from the game's excellent
odds of winning the $250,000 top prize, and the guarantee that it would
be awarded to one ticket holder.
"For the second year in a row, these were the best odds of winning
a quarter million dollars from a single $10 Delaware Lottery ticket. We're
also excited to help 255 other Delaware Lottery players ring in a happy
New Year with cash prizes from the Delaware Raffle," said Wayne Lemons,
Delaware Lottery Director.
Director Lemons said the rate of sales increased greatly over the last
few weeks leading up to year's end and that Lottery retailers reported
strong sales for all Delaware Lottery ticket games. Many retailers reported
their customers were purchasing the tickets as holiday gifts and stocking
stuffers for friends, family and co-workers prior to December 25 and returning
to make sure they had their own chance at winning the Delaware Raffle.
"The Raffle has been well received by our players and the holiday
season produced a significant boost in sales," Lemons added.
To check your potentially winning number, visit www.delottery.com, call
the Delaware Lottery hotline at 1-800-338-6200 or check you ticket at
any Delaware Lottery Retailer.
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed
more than $2.6 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
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