2008 Winners

Big New Year's Win For Middletown Player

Dover, Del. – A 42-year-old Middletown player has come forward to claim $184,007 thanks to the Delaware Lottery’s MULTI-WIN LOTTO drawing on New Year’s Eve. The winner, a Delaware native, works in the propane delivery business and has been married for 20 years.

The winner wishes to remain anonymous, but says he’s a regular lottery player who originally started playing for entertainment purposes.  Now he enjoys buying one ticket a week.  That’s all it took to land the recent cash bonanza.

The winner called the Delaware Lottery hotline (1-800-338-6200) to check his ticket and loved what he heard.  He then took the ticket to a local retailer to confirm the good news.  It left him in disbelief.  “The first person I told was my wife’s best friend,” he remembers. 

Now the winner plans to buy a new car, fix up the house, and put a chunk of the money towards his daughter’s upcoming wedding.  “I don’t expect much to change,” says the winner.

The big win marks a first for the player but he believes there are more ahead, and he plans to keep playing the Delaware Lottery.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Middletown News & Tobacco located at 600 N Broad St # 13.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.95 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Bear Resident Traps $10,000 POWERBALL® Win

Dover, Del. – A financial services professional from Bear has claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize from the Delaware Lottery thanks to a New Year’s Eve drawing.  The winner wishes to remain anonymous.

The lucky man does not regularly play the Lottery, but typically purchases just one ticket when the mood strikes.  On the day of his win he picked up an additional ticket.  It’s hard to know which one turned out to be the big winner.

He learned about the win by checking online and immediately shared the good news with his wife.  “I was in disbelief,” the winner recalls.  He says the winnings will go towards bills for now.

This is the first time the player has won a significant prize with the Delaware Lottery, but he vows to keep playing going forward.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Super Spirits located in Stanton.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.95 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Teacher Learns Of POWERBALL® Win

Dover, Del. – A 61-year-old educator moved one step closer to retirement after claiming a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize in a Dec. 13 drawing from the Delaware Lottery.  The lucky player lives in Camden and teaches in Dover, but possibly not for much longer.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, buys about $20 worth or tickets daily and mixes it up with some Quick Pick and some of his own numbers.  The player’s special mix of birthdates did the trick for the big win.  “The 13th is my birthday, and that wound up being the Powerball® number,” said the winner – who also includes Play 4 and Hot Lotto® among his favorite games.  “I won $2,500 about six months ago, but this is my first really big win.”

The player checked his numbers by obtaining a printout at a local retailer on the way to work following the drawing.  “I don’t stay up late to see what numbers are drawn, but I knew right away I’d won when I saw the numbers on that sheet,” he remembers.  “I just didn’t know how much I’d won.”

He planned to surprise his wife with the news by depositing the winnings into their bank account then asking her to check it.  “That should be a good surprise for her,” he said.  Otherwise, the anonymous player says he’ll put the bulk of the money into savings and retirement vehicles.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Dover Super Soda and Deli, located in Dover at 595 Forest Street.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.95 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Pennsylvania Player Hits HOT LOTTO® Paydirt

Dover, Del. – A Honey Brook, Pa., man claimed a $10,000 HOT LOTTO® prize thanks to a Nov. 22 drawing and the Delaware Lottery.  Henry D. Rice says he stumbled upon the Lottery’s wide variety of games several years ago while on his way to a Delaware gambling establishment.

The field service technician typically purchases five to 10 tickets weekly, but picked up a few extra on the day of his big win.  Rice characterizes himself as a regular Lottery player and he chose his own set of random numbers to win the prize.

Rice learned about the win after checking his tickets online.  “I had to check the numbers three times,” he remembers.  “I was speechless.”  He broke the good news to his wife shortly thereafter.

Rice has never won a prize of this size in the past, although he claimed a $2,000 payout in Pennsylvania in 2007.  He names Hot Lotto® and Multi-Win Lotto as his favorite games and says he plans to continue playing for years to come.

For now, Rice plans to use the winnings to pay some bills and put new tires on their car.  Besides that, Rice does not think this win will dramatically change.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Newark Acme located in Suburban Plaza.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.95 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Commitment Pays Off For Rehoboth Grocer

Dover, Del. – A 52-year-old Delaware native recently came forward to claim a $10,000 HOT LOTTO® prize thanks to the Delaware Lottery and a Nov. 5 drawing.  The persistent player says he has purchased tickets every week for the past decade.  It finally paid off.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, works an overnight shift at a grocery store near his Rehoboth home and was born in Wilmington.  “I usually play a couple of games each week and I buy one or two tickets for each,” said the player.  “I like Powerball®, Hot Lotto®, and Multi-Win Lotto, and I’ve been a loyal player since 1999.  I won $2,500 with Play 4 a few years ago, but I’ve never won anything else big other than that.”

The anonymous player says he checked his ticket online shortly after returning home from the nightshift.  “I used Quick Pick for my numbers, but I must have read them at some point, because when I looked at the winning numbers they looked familiar to me.  I thought I’d only won $1,000 at first, but it wound up being $10,000.”

“I was nervous at first, then happy, and then tired because I’d worked all night,” he recalls.  After a short nap he was prepared to claim his prize.  “I’ve told one friend so far, but I haven’t told my mother yet.  I wanted to see if it was true first, but now I’ll share the news with her.”

For now the player will stick to their typical regiment of daily ticket purchases.

The winning ticket was purchased at the General Store Peddlers Village located in Lewes at 20750 John J Williams Hwy # 8.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Carpenter Nails $10,000 POWERBALL® Prize

Dover, Del. – An Ocean City, Md., man claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize on Nov. 3 thanks to the Delaware Lottery and an Oct. 18 drawing.  The lucky 46-year-old works as a carpenter and has lived in the area for more than half his life.

Kevin Rummel has been a frequent lottery player for many years and says he is very pleased it’s finally paid off.  Rummel typically purchases 10-20 tickets every few weeks.  “Whenever I think about it I pick up some tickets.  It’s only a couple bucks, and I think it’s worth it,” according to the winner.  The Maryland resident actually enjoys scratch off games even more than Powerball, and plans to continue playing both.

Rummel checked his ticket at a retail outlet in Selbyville while driving north to Punkin’ Chunkin’.  “At first I thought I’d only won $1,000,” he remembers.  He immediately told his parents and says he’s happy to share the good news with everyone.

One of his first purchases with the new cash was a puppy for his girlfriend.  For now he plans to deposit the rest and think about what he wants to do with it for a while.

The winning numbers came courtesy of the Quick Pick option.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Dot Discount Store, located on Route 24 in Lewes.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Couple Is Thankful For $200,000 POWERBALL® Prize

200k winnerDover, Del. – Don and Denise Cavallaro stepped forward to claim a $200,000 POWERBALL® prize on Oct. 9, thanks to the Delaware Lottery and an Oct. 8 drawing.  The lucky couple has lived in Georgetown for 10 years and characterize themselves as “sporadic” Lottery players who have enjoyed playing for quite some time.

Don, who works for the board of public works, does the majority of their purchasing.  “I usually buy two Powerball tickets at a time, and that’s how many I bought this time.  I pick them up them whenever the mood strikes me or whenever we need the money,” he joked.  “Two dollars is not a lot of money and you never know.”

Though Denise has some lucky numbers of her own, it was a Quick Pick set that generated the windfall.  This was the first major win for the Capallaros.

The couple discovered their good fortune when Denise checked the numbers in the morning paper.  “I was blown away,” Denise recalls.  “Don was already at work when I called him, but he came home right away.”  After contacting their sister-in-law to verify the winning numbers the celebration was on.

“We’re going to invest a good amount,” said the winners, “but we’re also going to take a great vacation with this money and visit a few islands.”  Most of the cash will go towards the family’s retirement fund.  “This will make my decision about when to retire easier.  It just might put us over the top and help keep us comfortable,” Don said.  “We’re very blessed and you can probably see our smiles from here.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Daily Market located in Lewes at 420 East Savannah Road.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Wilmingtonian Rides Off With $10,000 Prize

Dover, Del. – A 28-year-old Wilmington man claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize on Oct. 20 thanks to the Delaware Lottery and an Oct. 8 drawing.  A relative new comer to the Lottery, Miguel Garcia has only played for the past two or three years after a neighbor introduced him to some of the games. 

Garcia, who owns a custom bike shop, typically plays about $5 weekly.  Before the latest win, he says he’s won some smaller prizes and one in the range of several hundred dollars.

He discovered the good news by checking his tickets at the store where he originally purchased them.  “I didn’t know how much I’d won at first,” he remembers.  “I was very pleased to see it was $10,000.”  Garcia immediately informed his dad about the win.  “He didn’t believe me at first,” the winner recalls.

The lucky player planned to save the funds until Christmas, but did not expect the win to change his life in any significant way.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Books & Tobacco located in Wilmington at 4555 Kirkwood Highway.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.95 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Pennsylvania Player Finds Fast Cash Jackpot

Dover, Del. – A Garnett Valley, Pa., woman claimed a top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s FAST CASH Instant Game on Oct. 28.  The lucky player has only discovered the Lottery during the last few years, but certainly plans to keep playing after the recent $8,000 windfall.

Lisa Mullen, 43, says her husband introduced her to the fun of the lottery scratch off tickets.  “He just brought a few home for me one day and I enjoyed playing them.  Now I’d say I play two or three times a week, but not every week.”  Mullen’s favorite games also include Powerball® and Hot Lotto®

The lucky player says she knew right away that she was holding a winning ticket.  “I was surprised and excited,” she recalls.  “I was at home when I scratched it off and the kids heard me scream and they came running in to see what was wrong.”  Fortunately it was only good news.

Mullen says the money will be put aside for some things for the house.  The family also hopes it will defray the costs of their winter heating bills.

The winning ticket was purchased at Brandywine Liquors, located in Wilmington at 2718 Naamans Road.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Instant Payout for Local Woman

Dover, Del. – A 54-year-old Newark woman claimed a top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s INSTANT PAYOUT scratch off game on Aug. 28.  The lucky player wishes to remain anonymous, but there was no masking her excitement about taking home the $15,000 prize.

The winner, who works in retail, was born in Pennsylvania and says she’s been a Delaware Lottery player for some time.  Her husband originally introduced her to the fun of playing the Lottery.  She typically purchases two to four tickets and also enjoys playing Multi-Win Lotto.

After scratching off the ticket, the lucky player was hesitant to believe she had won.  “I had to ask my son to verify it for me,” she remembers.  “I was just in disbelief at first, but he was obviously the first person who knew about the win.”

For now the winner will pay some bills and save the rest of the money in an IRA.  She plans to continue working.

The winning ticket was purchased at Tobacco Cafe, located in New Castle at 1839 Pulaski Highway.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Store Clerk Passes "Go" for Monopoly Money

Dover, Del. – A Delmar resident claimed a top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s MONOPOLY game on Aug. 26.  The lucky player works as a store clerk, and was pleased to take home the $7,500 cash prize.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, says she is a regular lottery player who primarily plays for entertainment purposes.  On the day of the big win, the player purchased her typical two tickets.  The clerk says Powerball® ranks as their favorite game, but that may be changing following this recent win.  Either way she plans to continue playing the lottery.

The lucky player had no trouble figuring out she’d won.  “All I had to do was scratch, play and verify the win by having it scanned,” the winner remembers.  “My immediate reaction was ‘Holy cow!”  They immediately informed a friend about the news.

Although the winner says the cash is unlikely to drastically change her life, for now she plans to pay some bills and bring her sister out for a birthday shopping spree.

The winning ticket was purchased at Brownie’s Package Store, located in Delmar at 38444 Sussex Highway.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Custodian Cleans Up With Instant Operation

Dover, Del. – A New Castle resident claimed a top prize on Aug. 25 in the Delaware Lottery’s INSTANT OPERATION game.  The $7,500 prize represents the player’s first significant win.

The 50-year-old winner, who wished to remain anonymous, works as a custodian.  He says he enjoys playing the Delaware Lottery for entertainment but does not consider himself to be a regular player.  He typically purchases one ticket at a time and says the 7-11-21 scratcher is his favorite game of all time.

The player says it was easy to tell he’d won: he simply scratched, played and had the retailer verify the win.  Although he remembers being very excited about the win he has not told anyone about the cash coming his way – which totals $5,625 after federal withholding taxes.

For now he’ll use his winnings to pay some bills.

The winning ticket was purchased at Best Liquors, located at 600 Vandever Ave in Wilmington.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Super Cash Spectacular Win for Harrington Woman

Dover, Del. – A retiree from Harrington claimed a SUPER CASH SPECTACULAR top prize on Aug. 14 thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The $50,000 prize represents the player’s first major win, but she took home a $5,000 prize last year as well.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, typically plays Multi-Win Lotto and Hot Lotto and named them as her favorite games.  In fact, this was her first time playing an Instant Ticket game.

“I had won some money on my other tickets when I brought them to the store to check them, and that’s why I bought the five scratch-offs,” the winner remembers.  “I’m definitely going to start playing them more.”

The 63-year-old said she knew right away that she’d won after scratching her ticket, but she did not realize just how much cash was coming her way.  “At first I thought it was just $50 that I’d won.  I had to ask the clerk to scan it for me so I could figure it out.” 

The lucky player immediately informed her husband about the good news and says she plans to purchase a riding lawnmower for him with the winnings.

The winning ticket was purchased at Midway Discount Liquors located in Harrington at 1000 Midway Drive #5.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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HOT LOTTO® Win Keeps Middletown Man Up At Night

10k winnerDover, Del. – A Middletown man recently claimed a $10,000 prize from an October 11th HOT LOTTO® win, and finding out the news was a real nail biter.  Martin Petro, a pipe fitter and regular Lottery player, purchased $20 worth of tickets early on the day of the drawing with a set of numbers he picked along with the Sizzler option.  Then, later in the day he picked up another $25 worth of tickets using Quick Pick numbers.

After getting home that night, Martin sat down to look through his ticket numbers once the drawing was announced.  “I was going through all of my tickets at the table,” said Martin.  “One by one I was reading the numbers and it wasn’t until the last line of numbers on the last ticket of the whole bunch that I saw my winner.”

The first person he told about the win was his wife, who responded by saying: “It’s about time!”  “I finally won a really good one…” Martin laughed.  Although he’d won smaller prizes before, this was his first big win.

The lucky player remembers being so excited that night he could not fall asleep.  He decided to pass the time by playing a 25-cent licensed Delaware Video Lottery game at Delaware Park where he won an additional $2,500.

Martin hopes the recent prizes signal a streak of good luck.  He plans to continue playing HOT LOTTO®, POWERBALL®, and PLAY 4 games with an eye towards even bigger prizes.

The winning ticket was purchased at Shore Stop #271 located at 4434 Summit Bridge Road in Middletown.

The Delaware Lottery reminds players that they always have free access to the past winning numbers on the www.delottery.com site.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.

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POWER PLAY Multiplier Delivers $50,000 Prize

Dover, Del. – A Newark man recently won a $50,000 POWERBALL® POWER PLAY® prize thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The win stems from an Aug. 2 drawing, and the lucky player stepped forward to claim the prize on Sept. 3.  The additional $1 POWER PLAY® option boosted the win from $10,000 to $50,000 thanks to a 5 multiplier number.

The 52-year-old New York transplant works for a bank as a credit analyst and says he’s been a lottery player for so long he doesn’t remember why he first began playing.  “I think it was probably the idea that I can be a winner one day,” he said.  “I can just imagine myself with the million dollars, but this is my first type of major winnings.”

The lucky player says POWERBALL®  has long been his favorite game.  He purchased $40 in tickets on the day of the win utilizing the Quick Pick option.

“I sometimes pick my own numbers, and I don’t often do the POWER PLAY® option, so this was very lucky for me.  It made me an extra $40,000!” said the elated winner.

The father of five and grandfather of 15 remembers how he found out about the win.  “I called the hotline and kept circling numbers as I went.  I had to call five times just to make sure.”

So far the lucky player has told only his close family and friends of the win.  “I plan to pay some bills first of all,” he said “but I’m also going to treat myself to a new living room set.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Dom’s Deli, located in New Castle at 135 Prangs Lane.

The Delaware Lottery reminds players that they always have free access to the past winning numbers on the www.delottery.com site.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Retiree Draws $200,000 with POWERBALL® Hit

Dover, Del. – The Delaware Lottery recently handed a $200,000 POWERBALL® prize to a retired Delaware native.  The win stems from an Aug. 27 drawing and the lucky player claimed his prize the next day.

The 74-year-old player resides in New Castle and says he’s played the game twice weekly for many years.  He also has a unique way of selecting his winning numbers.  “I use a deck of cards to figure out what numbers to play,” said the player.  Regardless of the method, it’s difficult to argue with the results.

The player, who wished to remain anonymous, also enjoys PLAY4 and initially became interested in the Lottery because of the money. 

The retiree learned about the win by checking The News Journal the day after the drawing.  “I remember saying to my wife: ‘I think we hit for $200,000,’ and she just said ‘No way.’”  For now, the happy couple is keeping quite about the good news.  They do plan to have some fun with the windfall, but say they’ll bank the rest.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Thriftway, located in New Castle at 196 Penn Mart Shopping Center.

The Delaware Lottery reminds players that they always have free access to the past winning numbers on the www.delottery.com site.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Dover Winner Takes Wing With POWERBALL® Prize

Dover, Del. – A 56-year-old Dover woman has claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The lucky player has been a loyal player for years – purchasing one or two tickets a week – but this win marks her first major prize.  The drawing took place Aug. 2.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, is originally from Wisconsin, but now works here as a social services technician.  “I’ve won small amounts in the past, but I started playing the lottery for the jackpots,” according to the player.  The winner names POWERBALL® and MULTI-WIN LOTTO as her favorite games.

The lucky player discovered her good fortune by checking the numbers in the newspaper.  “At first I thought it was $200,000, but I was still very happy” says the winner.  She immediately told her husband about the great news.

Now the winner plans to take a trip to Hawaii with some friends.  “The winnings should really help make a nice vacation,” said the winner.

The winner relied on Quick Pick for the big win and says she will continue playing the lottery. 

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shore Stop Greentree, located in Dover at 1358 Forrest Ave.

The Delaware Lottery reminds players that they always have free access to the past winning numbers on the www.delottery.com site.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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POWERBALL® Mints Money for Local Printer

Dover, Del. – A Delaware Lottery player from Media, Pa., recently claimed a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize in a July 9 drawing.  The lucky winner works as a printer and says the money will go towards their grand children.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, typically purchases three tickets per week and names POWERBALL® as their favorite game.  They have played the lottery regularly for some time and say the lure of a big payday originally inspired them to try their luck with the Delaware Lottery.  This big win came by virtue of Quick Pick, but the player has also cashed in with several $100 prizes in the past.

The lucky player discovered the good news by checking their ticket online at www.delottery.com.  “I didn’t believe it at first,” said the winner.  In fact, the player needed verification from their daughter before the good news sunk in.

But the new cash is not likely to lead to significant changes in the anonymous player’s life.  They say they will continue to play the lottery in the hopes of landing an even bigger win.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Sunoco A Plus, located in Claymont at 3615 Philadelphia Pike.

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Lucky Numbers Add Up to $10,000 for Milton Woman

Dover, Del. – A Milton woman recently brought home a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize thanks to the Delaware Lottery.  The lucky winner hit it big in a June 25 drawing, which came just weeks after her 50th birthday and 25th anniversary. 

The Delaware native, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a frequent POWERBALL® player and the win represents her biggest to date.  The player selected her own numbers for the ticket, which included a combination of birthday dates and other significant digits.  What started as an entertaining pastime has certainly paid off for the real estate agent and mother of three.

The lucky winner says she checked her ticket by calling the Delaware Lottery hotline (1-800-338-6200).  “I just remember laughing.  I didn’t even know how much I had won,” according to the anonymous winner.  “I had to listen to the numbers again just to be sure I heard them right.”

The winner wasted no time celebrating with the cash.  “We already went deep sea fishing off the coast of Lewes and rented a charter boat,” she says.  “Mostly I’m just so thrilled and thankful.  I recently lost my mother – who died March 31 – and this win has returned a bright spot to my life and helped me get out of mourning.”  The player also plans to purchase a new cell phone for one of her three sons.

The winning ticket was purchased at Bodie’s Dairy Market, located in Milton at 116 Magnolia Street.

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Felton Man's Lucky Numbers Win $10,000 For Big Day Off

Dover, Del. – A Felton man recently claimed a $10,000 prize from the September 20th POWERBALL® drawing, and one of the first things the excited player did was call in to work to request the day off in order to collect his thoughts.  When he told his boss the reason for his request, he got a hearty congratulations and an ok for the free day.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, works in manufacturing and says he has been playing POWERBALL® for the past two years with the same numbers each time.  “I picked some random numbers the first time I played, and usually just keep using the same ones,” said the winner.  “They don’t have any particular meaning, like a birthday or anything, but they worked.”

When he first got his numbers checked with a store scanner, he didn’t know if he’d won $1000 or $10,000, but was very happy either way.  Once he confirmed that it was the larger amount, he called is brother, who he carpools with to work, told him about the win and let him know he was then going to call for the day off.  “He was really startled at first because he though I meant that I’d won the jackpot,” added the winner.

There are no big plans for the money right now, “maybe I’ll buy some furniture for my upcoming move, but I’m definitely buying some more tickets for the next drawing to try and hit the jackpot,” added the winner.  If that happens, perhaps more than just one day off may be in order.

The winning ticket was purchased at ShoreStop #257, located in Harrington at 16381 S. Dupont Highway.

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Statistics Student's POWERBALL® Numbers Add Up For $10,000 Win

10k winnerDover, Del. – A man from Wilmington recently claimed a $10,000 prize from the Lottery’s September 10th POWERBALL® drawing, and even before he confirmed that he’d won, he had a good feeling that he held a lucky ticket.  George Muraya, a student in applied statistics, had only won smaller prizes of up to $100 before, but felt confident that this time was different.

Two weeks after the drawing Muraya returned to the store where he’d purchased the ticket.  “I saw the sign on the counter saying that they’d had a $10,000 winner, and I just knew it was me,” he said.  The clerk checked his numbers and told him that it was true.  “Oh my! was my reaction,” he added.

The first person that Muraya told about the win was his wife, but he left out a big part of the news.  “I didn’t tell her how much we’d won, so she thinks it’s only $500 or maybe $1000.  I’m picking up the check in Dover and then going to surprise her,” he said.

After collecting $7500 after taxes, Muraya plans to use some of the money for travel and school needs, as well as some money for items for his family.

The winning ticket was purchased at Claymont News and Gifts at 2711 Philadelphia Pike in Claymont.

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Retiree Nets Fast Cash

Dover, Del. – A 66-year-old woman from Wilmington recently landed an $8,000 prize from the Delaware Lottery thanks to a FAST CASH Instant Game prize.  The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed the prize July 10.

The win marks the second time that the long-time Lottery player has cashed in for big bucks.  The retiree says she started playing the Lottery simply for the thrill of trying to win and typically purchases several dollars worth of tickets most weeks. On this occasion she needed just one $5 ticket to earn her FAST CASH top prize.

She was still in disbelief after initially scratching off her ticket.  The winner remembers checking several times before letting the good news truly sink in.

While the anonymous winner says she has no plans for the money, she is sure to continue playing the Lottery.  She also has plenty of people with which to share the good news.  Although she is now single, the winner has a large family that numbers six children, 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The winner purchased her winning Fast Cash instant ticket from the Convenient Store located in Wilmington at 107 West 9th St.

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Camden Resident Wins At Her Own Store

Dover, Del. – A 42-year-old Camden resident recently claimed $10,000 thanks to a July 28 HOT LOTTO® drawing.  Having only played the Delaware Lottery for one year, this prize marks the winner’s first sizeable payout.

The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she bought $25 worth of tickets when she won.  The winner became interested in the Lottery because she saw many other people winning at the Shore Stop where she works and decided to get in on the fun.  Now that she has been playing for a year, the married mother says that she is a regular Lottery player and names the scratch off games among her favorites.

On the morning of her big win she checked the ticket numbers while still in bed.  “I was completely shocked that I had won,” she remembers.  In a state of excitement she first told her boyfriend and then her father about the good news.  With her new-found winnings she plans to purchase a new car.  

Although the winner does not think the win will significantly change her life she is very excited to continue playing.  “I actually have some tickets right now that need cashing,” the winner said.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shore Stop located at in Dover at 2636 S State St .

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Multiple Wins For Longtime Lottery Player

Dover, Del. – A 45-year-old woman has won $10,000 from the Delaware Lottery thanks to a July 19 POWERBALL® drawing.  The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, presented herself at the Lottery’s Dover office on July 21 to claim the winnings.  A long-time Delaware Lottery player, she says this prize marks her second major payout.

The winner reports that she typically buys two $5 POWERBALL® tickets each week using the Quick Pick feature.  That routine also delivered the recent set of winning numbers.   

Although the hairdresser and married mother is not a Delaware native she has been playing the Delaware Lottery for 20 years. She first started playing to win the prizes and says that she now plays for entertainment as well.  The lucky player has won one $10,000 and several smaller amounts in the past.

On the day of her big win, the player checked her lottery numbers on the Internet.  “My husband couldn’t believe it at first when I told him,” she remembers.  “He checked it five times before he finally stopped asking me ‘Are you for real?’”  After the good news sunk in the happy couple informed their son – who stands to benefit directly.

“Most of this money will go towards college tuition,” according to the winner.  “Otherwise it will just make things a little easier for us.”  The winner also plans to continue playing the Delaware Lottery in the hopes of extending her winning streak.

The winning ticket was purchased at Ridge Liquors located in Claymont at 315 Ridge Rd.

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Middletown Man Sets Sights On Another Win

Dover, Del. – A Middletown resident recently claimed $10,000 in a July 16 POWERBALL® drawing.  The 65-year-old has lived in the state for nearly 50 years, and says he has enjoyed playing the Delaware Lottery for almost as long.

The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, works as a professional and says he buys $10 or $20 worth of POWERBALL® tickets a week.  While he usually chooses his numbers through the Quick Pick feature, he input his own digits on the day of the big win.  “I just selected some numbers out of the air, and amazingly enough they happened to be the right ones,” recalled the winner.  “They did have some meaning to me though.”

The married father of two discovered he had won when the store clerk checked the numbers for him.  “I was very pleased when I found out I won, but I just wish I had one more number right,” he said.  The winner immediately informed his wife of the good news upon returning to his car.

The winner does not expect the win to change his life, but he plans to keep playing until he hits an even bigger prize.  “I want to win the big one,” he said.  “That would definitely be life altering.”  For now he promises to save the money and focus on winning an even bigger prize down the road.

The winning ticket was purchased at Cochran Liquors, located in Middletown at 560 West Main St.

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Young Cashier Cashes In On Multi-Win Lotto

Dover, Del – A 20-year-old man from Wilmington recently won a $182,007 prize playing MULTI-WIN LOTTO.  The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed the prize three days after the July 11 drawing date.  Having just recently started playing the Delaware Lottery, this win marks the lucky player’s first major payout.

The young player works as a cashier and says he generally purchases only a few tickets a week.  On this lucky day, the winner says he purchased a single ticket and used the Quick Pick feature.  Although his favorite games are PLAY 3 and MULTI-WIN LOTTO, it turned out that one ticket was all he needed to land this big payout.

The player discovered his good fortune by checking the numbers on the ticket at a local retailer. When he realized his stroke of luck his reaction was simply “Wow!”  He immediately informed his uncle of the good news and says the win will “definitely” change his life.  Although the winner says he has no plans just yet for the money, he is certain that he will continue to play the Lottery for quite a while.

The winning ticket was purchased at a local 7-Eleven located in Wilmington at 4865 Governor Printz Boulevard.

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New Castle Retiree Enjoys Big Win

Dover, Del. – A 90-year-old New Castle resident recently claimed $200,000 thanks to a June 28 POWERBALL® drawing.  A Delaware native, the winner claimed his prize June 30 and wishes to remain anonymous.

The fortunate retiree is a regular Delaware Lottery player who says he has derived entertainment from a variety of games for many years.  His favorite game is POWERBALL® and he usually buys two $5 tickets per week.  On his lucky day the winner purchased a single ticket and relied on Quick Pick to select the winning combination of digits.

The player discovered he was a winner by checking his lottery ticket against the listings in the Sunday newspaper.  His initial reaction was one of complete disbelief, but he soon shared the news with his daughter and the rest of his large family.  Now married for more than 70 years, the family man has five children, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.   

While the winner does not believe this $200,000 prize will drastically alter his life, he says he’ll use the winnings to make his life a little stressful by paying off debts.  After his stroke of good luck, the family man definitely plans on continuing to play the lottery.

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Hockessin Man's Winning Will Take Him Far

Dover, Del. – A 75-year-old man from Hockessin recently took home $10,007 thanks to a June 18 POWERBALL® drawing.  The winner claimed his prize June 20, marking the long-time player’s first big payout.

The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he purchases $2 worth of tickets each week playing POWERBALL® and that he enjoys selecting his own numbers. Although he had previously only won smaller amounts, his luck changed when the numbers comprising his wife’s birthday and his own birthday proved to be an almost identical match for that night’s drawing.

The retired DuPont employee found out about his good fortune the next morning by checking the winning numbers in the newspaper.  Eager to confirm the exciting news, he also checked the winning numbers online.  Once he confirmed the good news, the anonymous winner informed his wife of his luck.  The winner says these new-found winnings will not profoundly change on his life, but he does plan on using the cash to finance a European holiday.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Pathmark located in Wilmington at 3901 Lancaster Ave.

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Dover Resident's Husband Discovers Her Big Win

Dover, Del. – A Dover woman recently claimed $10,000 thanks to a June 7 POWERBALL® drawing.  A long-time lottery player, the Delaware Lottery prize marks the winner’s first major payout.

The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she is a regular player who started playing because her husband also played and encouraged her join in the fun.  On the day of her win she purchased $2 worth of tickets.  Although she plays the lottery often, she only has a few select numbers that she plays.

Her husband first discovered her win when he went online and checked the numbers.  The winner says she was in shock initially, after learning about the win.  Although she has not yet decided what to do with the cash, she does know that she will continue playing the lottery.

The winning ticket was purchased at Dover Downs, located in Dover at 1131 North DuPont Hwy.

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Emotional Win For Local Couple

Dover, Del. – A 42-year-old woman from Riverdale recently claimed $30,000 by playing HOT LOTTO® with the Sizzler option.  The Delaware Lottery prize from the June 7 HOT LOTTO® drawing marks the winner’s first major payout.

The lucky woman says she plays the lottery at least twice a week and has enjoyed playing for several years.  The local bartender’s previous big win through the lottery was $200.

Although her other winnings delivered some excitement, this particular win truly brought out her emotions.  After discovering her good luck she claims she was so excited that her vocabulary was unable to sufficiently express her overwhelming feelings of happiness.  After scanning her ticket at a local store to confirm the good news, the lucky player immediately drove home to tell her husband.  “I felt like I hit every single red light on the way home to tell him,” she recalled.  “That was one of the longest drives of my life.  The news brought tears to my eyes.”

With her new-found winnings the winner says that she plans on going out to eat to some nicer establishments.  “This money is something I never expected to get, so I’m treating it as something to play with,” she said.

The winning ticket was purchased at the General Store located on Route 24 in Lewes.

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New Castle Native's Win Is Worth Waking Up For

Dover, Del. – A 49-year-old woman from New Castle recently claimed $30,000 by playing HOT LOTTO® with the Sizzler option.  The Delaware Lottery prize from the May 7 HOT LOTTO® drawing marks the winner’s first major payout.

The lucky woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, plays POWERBALL®, HOT LOTTO® and Multi-Win Lotto each week.  Her biggest win before this drawing was $100, but she and her husband had enjoyed a steady diet of $50 or so in winnings per week.

When the lucky winner checked her ticket late on the night of May 8, she immediately went to wake her husband up to tell him the good news.  “I didn’t know what was going on after being woken up,” the winner’s husband said of his sudden wake up call.  “I couldn’t believe it at first.  I asked her: ‘Are you sure you’re right?  If not I am going back to bed.’” Fortunately, his wife was correct and the good news was worth losing some sleep over.

When asked what she would do with her winnings the woman said she first plans to buy more Lottery tickets.  She also said she would save some of the money to help pay the medical bills for her upcoming lung transplant.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Boxwood Books, News & Tobacco located at 628 A. South Maryland Ave. in Wilmington.

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Instant Game Puts Winning Man "In The Money"

Dover, Del. – A 55-year-old Wilmingtonian recently claimed a $100,000 top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s instant game, In the Money.  The winner, who wishes that his identity be withheld, claimed the prize July 14 and works as an independent leasing broker.

He remembers purchasing three tickets on the day of the big win.  “I don’t really play all that often,” he said.  “But I enjoy playing every couple of weeks – mostly scratchers and MULTI-WIN – and it was just something fun to pick up that day.  I had no expectations.  I’m mostly playing these days because it’s a cheap way to add some excitement to your life and keep some gas in your car’s tank.”

The winner knew immediately that he’d won, but was unclear as to how much.  “I did a double take,” he said.  “At first I thought it was just $100, but when I had the retailer scan it he said it was $100,000!  I couldn’t believe it.”

The lucky player says he hasn’t told anyone about the win, and he plans to keep it quite.  “This isn’t going to change my life dramatically, but I plan to pay down a couple items and maybe do a little investing.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Gulf station located in Wilmington at 1607 Philadelphia Pike.

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Generous Winner Shares Cash With Coworkers

Dover, Del. – A Pennsylvania woman recently claimed $30,000 by playing HOT LOTTO® with the Sizzler option.  Although the winnings are in her name, it was a group effort that helped produce the lucky ticket.  The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, asked a coworker to purchase tickets for her, and a separate coworker actually informed her of the win.  To reward their efforts, the plans to give part of the prize to both women.

Playing the lottery is nothing new for this winner.  She says she has been enjoyed various games since 1984.  She enjoys playing POWERBALL® as well as and Instant Games. Generally, she plays on Wednesdays and Saturdays and spends an average of $20 a week on the games.  Although she has won in Pennsylvania previously, she has never won anything this large.

The winner discovered her good fortune after speaking with a coworker by phone. “Normally I would call the hotline number to check and see if I’d won, but this time I didn’t have the ticket in front of me to correctly match the numbers and I had to rely on someone else,” she said.  “When she told me I’d won $30,000 I thought she was kidding, but she knew before me!”  

The generous winner plans to use the money for repairs on her home.  “This may not change my life completely, but it will make me play harder so I can win the big one!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Ridge Liquors located in Claymont at 315 Ridge Rd.

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Senior Citizen Wins 10k In POWERBALL®g

Dover, Del.  – Dagsboro resident John Buffington recently won $10,000 playing POWERBALL® with the Delaware Lottery.  The 72-year-old has lived in Delaware for more than 12 years, retiring in the state after a previous career in Baltimore, Md. where he worked at the Social Security Administration.  The husband, and father of one, claimed his prize on May 7, marking his first big win through the Lottery.

Buffington remember the events well.  “While shopping at the Super G in Millville I noticed that they sold Lottery tickets,” he said.  “After I finished shopping I decided to buy some POWERBALL® tickets, three to be exact.”  Sure enough, one of those happened to be a winner.  The retiree says he previously played his own numbers, with minimal return, so this time he elected to use the Quick Pick option.  Buffington says he has played the lottery on and off for many years, but plans to begin playing more often.  “I’m playing with the state’s money now, the way I see it, so I’ll be taking some more chances.”

While on his way to his daughter’s house Buffington stopped to look at a local news paper to see if he had won anything with his tickets.  “At first I thought I only had three numbers plus the POWERBALL®,” he remembers.  After further inspection he had four numbers plus the POWERBALL® ensuring him of a $10,000 prize.  Buffington said he checked his ticket five times before he truly believed the good news.  “Once I knew it was for sure I rushed to call my daughter and wife,” who he was on his way to visit.  “They were in shock and disbelief.”

Now the retiree says he will use the money to pay off car loans, debts and potentially to pay for a family Riverboat cruise in Germany in October.  Buffington also plans to buy some “fun things” for his nine grandchildren.

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Longtime Lottery Player Wins Big

Dover, DE – POWERBALL® is not a new game to a 50-year old Newark man who claimed his highest prize money to date following a May 24, 2008 drawing. The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed a prize of $400,000 after learning about his big win in the News Journal.

The married father of two says that he plays POWERBALL® POWERPLAY every Saturday in hopes of increased winnings. His playing strategy clearly worked as his $400,000 prize is a huge step up from his past prizes of up to $15,000. With these winnings the lucky man plans to pay bills and help his family.

The anonymous winner plans to continue playing the Delaware Lottery.  In addition to POWERBALL®, says his favorite games to play are MULTI-WIN LOTTO and PLAY 4. He believes that the winnings he has earned this time will change his life a little and help him to pay some bills.

The winning ticket was purchased at Bert’s Liquors in Bear, DE.

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Native New Yorker Nurse Wins Top Prize

Dover, Del.  – On April 25, 2008 a 63-year-old native of New York claimed a top prize in the Instant Lucky Cash game. The winner, who now resides in Millsboro, won a prize of $8,000 playing the $5 Instant Game.

The lucky winner has enjoyed the Lottery for years, and says she began playing many years ago when the Texas Hold ‘Em scratch off game was popular.  The $8,000 prize represents her biggest prize to date, but she plans to keep playing in search of the even larger prize that could be just one ticket away.

Once the winner scratched off her game she quickly checked with a friend to determine whether her ticket was in fact a top prize winner.  “Once my friend confirmed that I’d won I didn’t know what to do,” she recalls.  The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, next brought the ticket to the store clerk.  “When the clerk scanned the ticket I was still in disbelief.”  That was the word that best described the winner’s feelings even after she comprehended that she’d actually won the $8,000 prize.  

With the new-found money, the winner plans to take a much needed vacation from her nursing job.  She also says she’ll pay off some bills along the way.  “The pressure is finally off, for now,” said the lucky winner.

The ticket was purchased at the Delaware Cigarette and Tobacco, located in Bear at 611 Governor’s Square Shopping Center.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.8 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.

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Great Grandfather Gets Great Winnings

Dover, DE – A 78-year-old man from the Newport area recently claimed $10,000 thanks to an April 9, 2008 POWERBALL® drawing. Although he has won small amounts in the past, this is the largest amount of money the long-time lottery player has ever received.

The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a regular Delaware Lottery player but has no particular favorite game. He says he normally purchases $10 a week in tickets but in this circumstance it only took a $2 purchase for him to win big.

The father of three, grandfather of seven, and great grandfather of one, discovered his good fortune while checking the numbers in the newspaper. When he found out the good news his reaction was disbelief, and he immediately told his wife and then his kids.

The anonymous winner has big plans for the money. Although he says this amount will not change his life, he does plan on using it to take a trip with his family. Additionally, he plans to continue playing the Delaware Lottery.

The winning ticket was purchased at Stanton Pharmacy, located at 2006 W Newport Pike in Wilmington.

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Former Delawarian Has First Big Win

Dover, DE – A 54-year-old man residing in Elkton, MD recently claimed $200,000 thanks to an April 5, 2008 POWERBALL® drawing.  Although he has played the lottery for many years, the Delaware Lottery prize marks the winner’s first major payout.

The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that he usually spends $10 a week on POWERBALL® and HOT LOTTO® with Sizzler.  It is clear that his decision to start playing has paid off.

The anonymous player, who was a resident of Delaware for 14 years, discovered he’d won by checking online at www.delottery.com.  When he heard that he had won $200,000 he could not believe the good news.  The first people he told about his winnings were his mother and father.  He plans on investing the money he has won and continuing to play the lottery.

The winning ticket was purchased at the First State Liquor store located in Newark.

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Newark Woman Gets The Surprise Of A Lifetime

Dover, DE – A 61-year old woman form Newark recently won $10,000 playing POWERBALL® with the Delaware Lottery.  The winner was pleasantly surprised to discover how much she actually won.  “At first I thought I had only won $5,000 because of some old information I had.  But when I checked at the local 7-Eleven they told me I had to go to the Lottery offices in Dover because I had actually won $10,000!” 

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she has enjoyed the Delaware Lottery for many years.  “You can’t win if you don’t play,” according to the winner.  “For the money, I don’t think you can beat it.”  The Delaware native says she purchased a pair of tickets every week for years before hitting it big in the March 19, 2008 drawing.

After learning she had won from the 7-Eleven clerk, she immediately tried to contact her husband to tell him.  “He didn’t have his cell phone on all day, so I had to hold in the good news,” she remembers.  “It wasn’t easy, but once I told him we celebrated together.”

With retirement right around the corner for this couple, the lucky player plans to put most of her winnings into her savings and retirement fund.  “I’m at the age where this should really ease my retirement.  We may enjoy a few more nice meals out, but we’re not going to blow it on anything,” she said.  “This has been a wonderful experience and everyone from the Lottery has been very nice to us.”

The winning ticket was selected using Quick Pick and was purchased at 7-Eleven located in Wilmington at 3700 Kirkwood Hwy.

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Maryland Man Wins Big In Delaware

Dover, DE – A 71-year old retiree from Elkton, MD recently won $10,000 in the March 22, 2008 POWERBALL® drawing.  Originally from Cecil County, this great grandfather has regularly played the Delaware Lottery for years.

While working in Georgetown from 1986 to 1996, he says he played $5 worth of lottery tickets every week – but this prize is his first amount larger than $100.  The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased $15 in tickets prior to his big win because he had a good feeling that day.  “I stopped three different places,” he remembered.  I just felt lucky.”  As it turns out, he was right.

He discovered he’d won while watching the POWERBALL® drawing later that night on television.  “When the numbers were drawn I realized right away that I’d won something.”  Although he claims that he is “too old” to get excited, he immediately told his family the good news.  He hasn’t altered his playing habits because of the win either.  “I just bought a couple tickets this morning.  POWERBALL® is still my favorite, but I also like HOT LOTTO® a lot.”

Although he has no big plans for the money as of now, he just recently bought a new truck and plans to pay it off with the winnings

The winning ticket was purchased at Glasgow Citgo, located in Newark at 2694 Pulaski Hwy.

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HOT LOTTO® Stokes Fire In Chef's Kitchen

Dover, DE – Nengbin Zhang spiced things up in the kitchen recently with a $10,000 HOT LOTTO® win.  The 28-year old chef is a regular Delaware Lottery gamer and has enjoyed for years the Lottery’s wide variety of entertaining offerings.  What started as five dollars and a dream for Zhang is now a $10,000 reality.   

The Wilmington resident has claimed several Lottery prizes in the past, but they pale in comparison to Zhang’s winnings from the March 1 drawing.  The single parent of one devised a random set of numbers to whip up a HOT LOTTO® masterpiece.  “Imagine, randomly picking five numbers and having them win you $10,000.  I guess I have some new lucky numbers,” Zhang said.

Zhang learned about the big win by checking with the retailer where the ticket was originally purchased.  “I told my family right away about the win and I will try to put most of this money into savings,” according to the lucky winner.  In the mean time, the chef expects the Delaware Lottery win to make life a little easier.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Kings Cigarette Outlet located in Wilmington on Old Capitol Trail.

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Retiree Cashes In With HOT LOTTO® Sizzler

Dover, DE – A 67-year old retiree from Wilmington recently claimed a $30,000 prize from the Delaware Lottery.  The former heating and air conditioning technician turned can thank one of the four HOT LOTTO® tickets he purchased before the Feb 21 drawing.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a regular Lottery player with several wins under his belt, but the HOT LOTTO® payout is the largest amount he’s won in his many years of playing.  In the past his favorite games have been Pick-4 and Pick-3, but the big win may be swaying him in a new direction.

The Delaware Lottery’s popular Quick Pick option helped the Wilmington native strike it rich.  The anonymous winner discovered he’d won by calling the Lottery’s winning numbers hotline (1-800-338-6200 in Delaware and 302-736-1436 from out of state), but he didn’t quite believe his good fortune until double checking with the retailer where he’d purchased the ticket.   Once convinced of the win, the only word that came to his mind was, “wow!”  He quickly told his son the good news before and then let the good news fully sink in.  

He says he has no big plans for the money right now, but the winnings should certainly go a long way towards easing his retirement.

The winning ticket was purchased at Minquadale Liquors located at 3800 North DuPont Highway in New Castle.

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Local Woman Cleans Up With Cash Vault

Dover, DE – Bear resident Dana Mangini has claimed one of the $25,000 top prizes for the Delaware Lottery’s CASH VAULT instant game. Mangini, a custodian in the nearby Colonial School District stepped forward with the ticket on Feb. 4, saying the winnings come at a great time.  A mother of two, Mangini has played POWERBALL® in a pool with co-workers for years, and plays instant games on her own.  Mangini’s individualism paid off to the tune of $25,000.

Although Mangini usually prefers Bingo when she’s in the mood for a scratch-off ticket, she picked up the $10 CASH VAULT ticket on a whim that day.  “I don’t really have a favorite,” she says.  “When I walk in to the store I just buy whatever makes me feel lucky. I’m always drawn to new tickets”

Mangini plans to take her family to Disney World.  “I’m definitely going to keep playing my weekly POWERBALL® tickets, but I’m also going to start paying closer attention to the new scratch-offs,” she said.

The winning ticket was purchased Jan. 21 at Airport News and Tobacco II, located in New Castle 1506 Beaver Brook Shopping Center.

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Newark Family Cashes In On $200,000 POWERBALL® Hit

Dover, DE – A father/daughter pair has stepped forward to claim a $200,000 POWERBALL® prize from the April 30, 2008 drawing.  The 70- and 43-year-old winners, who wish to remain anonymous, both live in Newark and say they’re elated with the news.  “We don’t play big, but we play every week,” said the school teacher, who accounts for one half of the winning tandem.  “It’s amazing that our persistence has paid off.”

The family moved to Delaware approximately 15 years ago and said they’ve enjoyed POWERBALL®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, and assorted Delaware Lottery instant games for many years.  “Of course you never know if you’re going to win, but we’ve always had fun playing,” said the 70-year-old retiree. 

The daughter remembers well the happy day.  “I saw the numbers in the newspaper over breakfast so I knew we’d won something, but I had no idea how much the ticket was worth.  I just went to work like always.”  Meanwhile, her father was on the case.

“I took it to the Lottery retailer where we bought it and they looked at the ticket with me,” he said.  “When they told me it was worth that much I went right away to tell my daughter.”

The lucky Delaware Lottery players say they’ll donate some of their loot to the Special Olympics, which they have supported for years.  The money will also be put towards a family cruise vacation to the Caribbean and plans to pay down some bills.

“This is going to help a whole lot,” said the younger family member.  “It will set up a nice retirement egg for me and it will help my parents enjoy things in their retirement that they might not have gotten to otherwise.  I’m very happy for them.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Acme in Newark located at 100 Suburban Drive.

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Five Friends Strike It Rich

Dover, DE – A group of five friends who enjoy playing the Delaware Lottery struck it big on a March 8 POWERBALL® drawing.  One member of the group recently stepped forward to clam a $10,000 prize, and said the group was thrilled with the news.  The 61-year-old group representative hails from Millville and works at Allen’s Hatchery in nearby Seaford.  

Originally from South Carolina, the winner (who wished to remain anonymous), said that she was stunned to discover the good news.  As she perused the morning paper she checked the Lottery section as always, but this time the numbers on her ticket and the numbers in print were an almost perfect match.

“After finding out that we’d won, I called my friend and the other four members of our group right away to tell them the good news,” she said.  “They were all in a great state of shock that we had won.”

The group has been consistently playing the Lottery for about three years, and usually purchases about three to five tickets a week.

“We have won prizes of $100 a couple times, along with other smaller amount prizes, but this was our first big win,” added the group representative.  “We play different Lottery games, like MULTI-WIN LOTTO and HOT LOTTO®, but POWERBALL® is the group favorite, and this win sure hasn’t changed that.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Food Lion in Millville, located at 215 Atlantic Ave.

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Big Win Has Local Grandma Feeling Young Again

Dover, DE – The Delaware Lottery put some spring back into the step of a 61-year-old grandmother of five by awarding her a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize in a March 5 drawing.  Janice Vickers, a Smyrna resident has purchased one ticket a week for many years and says she’s thrilled with the big win. 

Vickers’ quintet of grandchildren may be in line for a share of the winnings, as she derived her lucky digits from their ages and used “5” as her POWERBALL® number.

The West Virginia native is also a regular player of both HOT LOTTO® and MULTI-WIN LOTTO but decided to give POWERBALL® a try this time around.  It certainly paid off.  “I began playing the lottery because I just wanted to win some money, and now it’s for the fun of the games,” she said.

Previously, the largest prize Vickers had won was a $500.  Still, she knew she was in line for a nice payout when she called the Delaware Lottery hotline to check her numbers.  “I was writing the numbers down while I was on the phone, so I knew I had won something,” she said.  “I didn’t know it would be this much though!”

After hanging up the phone, she remembers celebrating with her husband, and immediately called her kids and grandchildren to share the good news. “I guess I’ll have to put a little aside for them now,” she said.  Vickers says she has no big plans for the money right away.  “I’m just excited I’ve won.  I’m really just happy to have won something.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Smyrna Cigar and Cigarette Outlet located in Smyrna at 2499 S Dupont Blvd.

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First Time Player Wins $10,000 With POWERBALL®

Dover, DE – Sandy Fegely, a self-employed mother of two, recently claimed a $10,000 prize in the Delaware Lottery’s March 1 POWERBALL® drawing.  The Millsboro resident says she bought a pair of tickets on a whim “just to try something different.”  Despite never playing the Lottery before, Fegely proves it never hurts to have beginner’s luck.

With a take-home payout of $7,500 (after Federal taxes are withheld), POWERBALL® has immediately become Fegely’s new favorite game.  “Since this was my first time playing the Lottery, I wasn’t really prepared for a win like this,” she said.  When checking her numbers on the Internet, the 36-year-old couldn’t believe her eyes at first.  “My first reaction was: am I reading this right?”  After double- and triple-checking Fegely alerted her husband and touched off a celebration.

When asked what she plans on doing with the money she replied, “I’m going to buy my husband some new tires and share some of the winnings with my father.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Royal Farms located in Millsboro at 26672 John J. Williams Hwy.

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HOT LOTTO® Adds Excitement For Wilmington Winner

Dover, DE – A 28-year-old HOT LOTTO® player from Wilmington recently claimed a Delaware Lottery prize of $10,000 in the March 1 drawing.  The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, is a regular Lottery player, and said they picked their own lucky numbers at random.

The winner buys lottery tickets from a variety of retailers throughout Delaware, but after this experience they may be inclined to visit Kings Cigarette Outlet in Wilmington more frequently, as it accounted for the winning ticket.  The lucky player said they’ve won other Lottery prizes in the past in the $25 and $50 range, but nothing of this magnitude.  After winning the $10,000, the chef and parent of one child says they plan to keep playing for another crack at a top prize.

“After giving the ticket to the retailer, I was shocked to hear that I had won,” the winner remembered.  “I was really excited and immediately told my family.”  For now, the winner plans to put the money aside into a saving vehicle.  The anonymous player also said they have no immediate plans for the cash, but know the prize will make things in their life a bit easier for the months to come.

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POWERBALL® Win Gives Wings To Airforce Winner

Dover, DE – A 26-year-old Delawarean got the ride his life after winning $10,000 in a March 1st POWERBALL® drawing. The Maryland native has served with the United States Air Force base for seven years and says he plans to keep playing the Delaware Lottery after the recent win.

Although he plays POWERBALL® only occasionally, the winner (who wishes to remain anonymous) says he also enjoys instant games.  “I’m not sure what inspired me, but around 8:30 on Saturday night I decided to pick up a few tickets,” he remembers.  It turned out to be a smart move.  “I checked the numbers the next day by calling the Lottery hotline and couldn’t believe it.  I just started playing about a year ago, so this is pretty amazing.”

The young man’s wife was actually the first to discover the win, but the pair was soon celebrating together.  “She knew we had the POWERBALL®, but wasn’t sure about the other numbers.  It was quite an experience when we realized we’d won.”

The lucky couple plans to pay off some loans right away, but has no concrete plans for the remaining funds.  “That new bike that I’ve always wanted is looking good now,” according to the winner.

The winning ticket was purchased at Shore Stop #249, located in Dover

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New Delawareian Rediscovers POWERBALL® Magic

Dover, DE – A 42-year-old man from Magnolia recently claimed $10,000 thanks to a Feb. 13 POWERBALL® drawing.  A long-time lottery player, the Delaware Lottery prize marks the winner’s first major payout.

The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he buys one POWERBALL® ticket using the Quick Pick feature each time he visits his local convenience store.  On the day of his big win, however, he purchased three tickets.  “I don’t really know why I bought more than usual that day,” he says.  “I guess I was just feeling lucky.”

Born in Canada, the winner moved to Delaware in the past few months and previously resided in upstate New York.  The winner was a frequent lottery player even before moving into the area.  “It’s something I’ve played for years.  I just saw the POWERBALL® sign one day after moving to Delaware and it reminded me how much I enjoyed playing.”

The married step-father of one discovered he’d won when checking his tickets at a licensed retailer.  “The store clerk checked my ticket and told me the good news,” he remembers.  “I was stunned and didn’t believe him at first, but he was great about the whole thing and told me how I’d have to go to in Dover – all of those next steps.  I even bought a couple bottles of wine right there to celebrate the win.”

With his new-found winnings, the anonymous winner intends to pay some bills and says it will offer him a cushion to sell the house he left behind in New York.  “The market hasn’t been great recently, obviously, so this comes at a great time for us.”

The winning ticket was purchased at a local Beer Wine Liquor store located at 56 West Birdie Lane in Magnolia.

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Multi-Win Lotto Pays Big For New Castle County Couple

Dover, DE – T he Delaware Lottery recently made a 47-year-old man from New Castle County a very happy, and rich, man.  The man’s MULTI-WIN LOTTO ticket from a Feb. 6 drawing paid out to the tune of $152,000.  “This is what we’ve been waiting for,” said the married father of two.  After being hurt on the job, the winner says the money is a welcome sight for him and his family.

The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, plays the lottery regularly and says he purchases $10 worth of tickets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Despite small wins in the past, nothing prepared him for the jackpot breakthrough.  “I started playing the lottery with the hopes of hitting that jackpot one day, and it’s hard to believe that day is finally here.”

He remembers bringing several tickets to his local lottery retailer on the day of the jackpot win.  “I think I won $10 on my first ticket then $5 on a HOT LOTTO® ticket and I was thinking that this was a pretty good day already,” he recalls.  “Just like in the movies, it was that last ticket I checked that turned out to be the big one.  I remember the store clerk quickly pulled me around the counter to show me the screen and I had to lean on the wall just I wouldn’t fall over.”

Next he rushed home to show his wife, who was also in shock.  “We’ve shared the news with some of our family and close friends, but mostly we’re keeping the news quiet.”

The family looks forward to purchasing a new home in New Castle with the winnings.  “It seems like you can get a better deal for your money right now with the market the way it is, so we hope to use that to our advantage,” according to the winner.  “This win will change our lives more than you’ll ever know.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Butts & Bets located at 103 East Hazeldell Ave. in New Castle.

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Clayton Woman Finds Her Lucky Number

Dover, DE – A 37-year-old woman from Clayton recently claimed a top prize of $10,000 in the Delaware Lottery’s Flaming 7’s Instant Game. The Delaware native has been an avid lottery player for many years, and says she enjoys a variety of entertaining lottery games.

The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, says this is the first time she has won a major prize from the lottery.   The winner, who works as a driver, remembers immediately scratching off the $5 ticket in the store and asking the convenience store clerk to scan it right away. “I could tell right away that it looked like I’d won, but I was nervous until the machine confirmed it,” she said.  “I was so happy and relieved when the clerk verified the ticket and told me I’d won.” The winner says she immediately shared the good news with her boyfriend.

Although the winner expects the cash will make her life a bit easier, she has no big plans for the money. The take-home money totals $7,500 (after taxes are withheld), and the winner says she will put the winnings directly in the bank and save it for future endeavors.

The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven located at 239 North Dupont Blvd.,
in Smyrna.

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Two Second-Chance Winners Land Hollywood Trips

Trip winners may have chance to play ‘Deal or No Deal’ for $1 million

Dover, DE – Rita Branun, of Newark, and Charles Hodgson, of North Ocean City, Md., 
were recently selected as winners in the Delaware Lottery’s Deal or No Deal instant game second-chance trip drawing.  The lucky winners, along with up to three guests of their choosing, will soon be enjoying a travel package to Hollywood that could turn their millionaire dreams into reality.

Branun, a 49-year-old Delaware native, plans to take her daughter and granddaughter on the five-day, four-night trip.  “Multi-Win Lotto is probably my favorite, but my best win was $2,500 in a Pick-4 drawing before this,” said the homemaker.  “I buy tickets all over and I enjoy lots of different games.”

Still, Branun was shocked when the Lottery Office contacted her with the good news.  “I couldn’t believe what I was hearing at first,” she recalled.  My husband told me to hang up.  He thought it was a joke.”

Hodgson was equally surprised by the good news.  “I’ve played the Delaware Lottery since way back when,’ he said “but this is the first time I’ve won more than $500.  My wife already told everyone where she works.”

The 69-year-old retiree says he is familiar with the Deal or No Deal television show and has a strategy in mind if he makes it onto the program.  “If I get to a certain number I’ll take it.  I hope I get to $1 million, but I have a number in mind that I’d be happy with.”

Branun says she’s also watched the show several times.  “I like my odds.  I’m a bit of a risk taker, so Deal or No Deal is right up my alley.”

The prize package also includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and ground transfers between a Los Angeles airport, the hotel, and television studio.

Licensing rights for the Delaware Lottery’s Deal or No Deal instant game were obtained from MDI Entertainment, LLC.

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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.

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POWERBALL® Pays For Maryland Man

Dover, DE – Delmar resident Brian Wilkins struck it rich on Jan. 30, taking home a $10,000 POWERBALL® prize. The Delaware native worked in the engineering department of the state’s Department of Public Works for years, and said he began playing the Delaware Lottery because it gave him something “to hope and dream about.”  With the big win, at least one of Wilkins’ dreams has finally come true.

Although he is not a regular lottery player, Wilkins has won some smaller prizes in the past. He says the recent win has convinced him to become a more regular player.

Wilkins recalls purchasing the winning ticket late Wednesday, but says he did not discover he’d won until checking for the winning numbers online on Friday afternoon. “I must have checked it over five and six times,” Wilkins remembers.  “We were both at home and I told my wife right away.  She was a little panicked, as we were about to take our son to guitar lessons, but after she settled down she quickly and realized what great news it was we were both really happy.”

With the newfound money, Wilkins and his family intend to purchase practical things for their home, including a new bed and a new washing machine.  “This may not change our lives in any dramatic way, but it will make life a little easier and will help my family and I to relax a little bit more,” he said.

The winning ticket was purchased Brownies Package Store, located at 38444 Sussex Highway , in Delmar.

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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.

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Winning Big Nothing New For Newark Man

Dover, DE – A Newark man recently became $50,065 richer, thanks to a Jan. 16 Delaware Lottery POWERBALL® drawing. A regular lottery player, the recent prize marks the fourth time the lucky 53-year-old has claimed a significant prize.  The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, has previously claimed POWERBALL® prizes of $50,000, $54,000, and $75,000.

While winning may never get old, the most recent prize may be even sweeter than usual because of the unique number combination used by the winner.  “I always play Power Play®, but this time around I used numbers that commemorated the recent death of my sister,” according to the winner.

No stranger to big wins, the contractor was still hesitant to believe the news initially.  “I put the ticket in the scanner and I thought it was broken at first,” he remembers.  “I thought I’d only won $564.”  A second, and third, look confirmed the prize amount.  “It was a great feeling.  The people in the store were all congratulating me, and I went home and told my wife right away.”

The anonymous winner plans to put the prize money towards a “fixer-upper,” make some improvements, then resell the property.  “We’re also going to take a family trip to Hawaii,” he said.  “This has changed my life for the better, and I’m stopping at the store on the way home to buy some more lottery tickets.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Books and Tobacco located in Wilmington at 4555 Kirkwood Hwy .

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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.

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POWERBALL® PLAYER POWERS UP, FOR $40,000

Dover, DE – A 66-year-old New Castle resident who says he plays POWERBALL® for fun was certainly happy to win a $40,000 Power Play® jackpot Jan. 2.  The father of four has enjoyed the Delaware Lottery for years, but this is his first big prize.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, buys his tickets from a number of retailers, and usually purchases about five plays per week.  “I don’t play every week, but I get a kick out of playing so I pick them up every now and then.”

The winning experience was memorable.  “I found out the day after the drawing [that I’d won] because I took the ticket to the gas station.  I could not explain my happiness at first,” he remembers.  “Other than my wife, of course, I’m not telling anyone else about the win.  I think this is something just to keep in the family.”

He says he’s most pleased because he can finally afford to pay off some credit-card bills.  “I’m not doing anything else with the money right now.  I will just be feeling great, and I know things will be easier once I get rid of these bills hanging over my head.”

The winner, who works on the contractor side of a construction business, uses QuickPick and says POWERBALL® is his favorite game.  I just stick to that one because I have a chance to win more money.  I don’t care that the odds are smaller, because I mostly play for fun anyway.  Who wouldn’t want a shot at a bigger jackpot?”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Super G in Bear.

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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.

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$30,000 WIN HELPS COUPLE WITH WEDDING

Dover, DE – The Delaware Lottery recently delivered an early wedding present to a Newark couple engaged to be married this November.  The young pair is $30,000 richer thanks to a Dec. 15 POWERBALL® Power Play® win.

The 33-year-old Newark resident who purchased the ticket is a frequent Lottery player, typically purchasing $10 worth of POWERBALL® chances.  He vividly remembers the events leading up to the big win.

“We were driving over to a friend’s house but we didn’t have any money,” says the Delaware native.  “My fiancé had a couple of instant game tickets that we knew were worth $24 and when I went in to cash them I figured I’d look through my pockets to check the other tickets we had.  I had maybe 10 POWERBALL® tickets in there and we just started checking them.  One came up as a $9 winner and I was joking with the clerk that it was too bad it wasn’t $90 million.  Then we scanned a couple that weren’t winners and finally came to one and the clerk yelled ‘You hit, you hit!’  I didn’t know what she meant, but she said I had to go to Dover, because I’d won $30,000.  We were going crazy and hugging everyone in the store and jumping all around.  I went right out to the car and told my fiancé.”

The couple says the prize will go a long way towards securing their finances.  “We weren’t sure how we were going to afford that November wedding, but this will definitely ease things up a little.  People really do win!”

The lucky winners have no plans to stop playing the Delaware Lottery.  “This is a great prize, and we’ve won before too, but we’re going to keep playing until we win that even bigger jackpot out there.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Super G in Bear.

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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.

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