2014 Winners

Adding Sizzler Pays Off For Local Hot Lotto® Player

(Dover, Del.)— After making the decision to add the Sizzler option when buying a HOT LOTTO® ticket, a lucky Wilmington resident now has another decision to make: what to do with his $9,000 win! The thirty-seven-year-old man purchased his winning ticket on October 15 at the Hess Express on Market Street in Wilmington.

The winner, a convenience store worker who has been playing the Delaware Lottery weekly for approximately eighteen months, chose his own numbers. He said the numbers were random and of no particular significance to him.

“I was so surprised and happy that I won,” said the winner, who wished to remain anonymous after his first win in the Delaware Lottery.

The man plans to pay off some debts with his winnings, put the rest in savings, and continue playing HOT LOTTO®, his favorite lottery game. Shortly after he discovered his win by checking the numbers online from his home, the winner claimed his $9,000 on October 17 at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Repetition Pays Off For Retiree In The Form Of a $25,000 Mega Millions® Win

(Dover, Del.)— A sixty-three-year-old retired postal service supervisor learned that repetition can pay off – literally – after she won big playing MEGA MILLIONS® with the Delaware Lottery. Having played the same numbers practically every week for nearly a year, the mother of three won $25,000 with a ticket purchased on September 19th at the Fairfax Newstand in the Fairfax Shopping Center in Wilmington. Prior to the realization of the win, those numbers had no significance to the woman, but they do now!

“Oh, I am going to get a new kitchen and I am going to get my bathroom renovated. I’m so thrilled!” said the Wilmington resident, who wished to remain anonymous.

The winning numbers went undiscovered for nearly two weeks, until the woman remembered the ticket in her purse and checked her numbers via the Delaware Lottery website. Unable to reach her son with the exciting news, she called her boyfriend next.

“He was in such disbelief that he double checked my numbers!”

The winner claimed her $25,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Thursday, October 10.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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College Student Wins $15,000 Playing “5X The Money” Instant Game

(Dover, Del.)— A thirty-something college student, who is a parent of three, recently tried to add some fun to a boring day with a few Instant Game tickets and ended up brightening their life by winning $15,000. They purchased their prizewinning 5X THE MONEY ticket at the Royal Farms in Bear. They redeemed the winning ticket on Friday, October 10th at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover.

he winner scratched off their ticket immediately upon purchasing it, then made sure their spouse was the first to hear the news.

“I don’t purchase lottery tickets regularly so this is my first large win,” said the winner, who wished to remain anonymous. “However I do plan on continuing to play!”

The winner told Lottery officials that they plan on putting the winnings into savings for the family and, while grateful for the win, does not expect it to impact the family's lifestyle.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Man Wins Final Top Prize In “Triple Green 777” Instant Game

(Dover, Del.)— Believing he had won $40 with his Delaware Lottery TRIPLE GREEN 777 ticket, a 67-year-old Wilmington resident soon found himself in a state of disbelief when a store clerk pointed out he didn't scratch off the full ticket. Upon doing so, the lucky winner revealed an additional three zeroes and discovered his actual prize to be $40,000.

“I was astonished and shocked. I thought I had only won $40!” said the winner, who frequently plays Instant Games and stated that this was his first significant win.

The winning ticket was purchased at the ACME in Hockessin, Delaware, the same store employing the clerk who alerted the winner that he needed to scratch off more of his ticket. The winner claimed his $40,000 top prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Tuesday, September 30.

The winner, a retired Delaware State trooper, continued on to work at his job as a program director at a Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation center after leaving the ACME. A coworker was the first to hear his good news. Later that day, he casually shared the news with his wife while they were at home, working in their garden.

“She was in shock and thrilled. But she still made me finish pulling weeds,” said the stepfather of two.

Claiming to be “frugal,” the man plans to use $10,000 of his winnings for home repairs – including a new door - and will put the rest into savings.

The man's winning ticket was the last top-prize available in the TRIPLE GREEN 777 instant game.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Thirteen Coworkers Win $10,000 Playing Powerball®

(Dover, Del.)— For a group of thirteen security workers in Newark, it was a late shift they’ll never forget. On the night of September 18 they learned they had won $10,000 by playing POWERBALL® with the Delaware Lottery. One member of the pool of 13 lucky ticket buyers checked their ticket numbers online and discovered they were winners. The ticket was purchased at the Elsmere Gulf on September 17 for that evening’s drawing.

The man who discovered their win told Lottery officials, “I thought to myself, ‘this can’t be right, there’s no way.’”

The Newark resident, who wished remain anonymous, further explained that because he was in such disbelief, he asked a coworker to read the numbers back to him from the screen as he checked the ticket. The pair confirmed they had, indeed, won!

Six of the thirteen people who pooled their money for the winning ticket were present during that shift. The rest of the group received the news when they arrived for their shift via the onsite bulletin board that included posts of the current week’s lottery numbers.

The winning group is composed of women and men mostly over the age of fifty. The majority of them expressed plans to use their winnings for Christmas gifts or future vacations. The group of coworkers has been playing together twice a week for the last four years, and typically purchases tickets when jackpots are high.

The head of the group, the same man who discovered the win, claimed the $10,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Thursday September 25, 2014.

“This was an amazing surprise, our whole group is thrilled,” he said.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Under Thirty-Something A $10,000 Winner Thanks To Powerball®

(Dover, Del.)— A 27-year-old Pennsylvania woman is the latest to experience the thrill of winning with the Delaware Lottery. The winner purchased her lucky POWERBALL Quick Pick ticket on September 8 at the Talleyville Shell on Concord Pike for the September 10 drawing. She claimed her $10,000 prize 12 days later at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover.

“I was so pumped that I won POWERBALL®, I really am still in shock,” said the winner, who delivered the good news to her brother first.

A full-time receptionist, this latest Delaware POWERBALL® winner told Lottery Officials that she plans to use her prize to help purchase a new vehicle.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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New Castle Man Wins $9,000 Playing Hot Lotto® With Sizzler

(Dover, Del.)— Choosing to add the Sizzler option to his HOT LOTTO® ticket proved to be a fortunate decision for a 72-year-old New Castle resident on August 16, 2014. The lucky man’s ticket correctly matched four of the five winning numbers and the Hot Ball and because he chose the Sizzler option, he tripled the $3,000 set cash prize, winning a total of $9,000. The retired man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased his Quick Pick HOT LOTTO ticket with Sizzler for that night’s drawing from the Super G located at the Eden Square Shopping Center in Bear.

The man, who frequently plays the lottery, returned to the same store to scan his winning ticket. He said, “I enjoy playing all of the draw games every week and I always use the Quick Pick option. I’m extremely excited that I won!”

The winner also told Lottery Officials that this isn’t his first Delaware Lottery win. The lucky man won $40,000 in January 2008. His plan is to pay a few bills with his prize-winnings and continue playing his favorite lottery games.

He claimed his $9,000 at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Tuesday, August 26.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Longtime Multi-Win Lotto Player Hits The Jackpot

(Dover, Del.)— An 83-year-old Lewes resident found out that the second time is a charm after hitting the MULTI-WIN LOTTO top prize on August 4, 2014. He initially won $10 on a ticket he purchased for the August 1st drawing and he used those winnings to purchase five tickets for Monday night’s drawing at Hazzard’s Savannah Stop on Savannah Road in Lewes. That additional ticket purchase resulted in a top-prize win worth $118,100.

The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, plays MULTI-WIN LOTTO regularly and always uses the Quick Pick option. He says, “MULTI-WIN LOTTO has always been a lucky game for me. In fact, before this big win, I won $1,100 and $500 twice.”

At 8:05 p.m. after the 7:57 p.m. drawing, while at home with his wife and nephew, he called the Lottery’s toll-free number to check his numbers. He told them, “Who cares, the winner’s not going to be me.” To their surprise, the man was holding the top prize-winning ticket in his hand! The five winning numbers (05 12 13 26 29 33) he heard on the phone matched the five numbers on his ticket. He hung up and then immediately asked his nephew to call the same number to verify that he was indeed a winner. Both he and his wife were in disbelief when their nephew told them they were right.

The check was picked up from Lottery Headquarters on Tuesday, August 5. The first thing the lucky winner wanted to do was call his wife to confirm they had won before depositing the check at the bank and making plans to purchase a small SUV. Upon leaving the Lottery Headquarters, he announced, “I’m glad I moved to Delaware [in 1986].”

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Lewes Couple Scratches Way To $10,000 Top Prize

(Dover, Del.)— A 74-year-old Lewes resident and her husband won a $10,000 top prize when she claimed a winning MONEY MULTIPLIER ticket at the Lottery Office in Dover on August 6, 2014. The winners, who chose to remain anonymous, are both retired Delaware natives with two grown children.

The couple told Lottery Officials that they had purchased two MONEY MULTIPLIER Instant tickets that day-one for her and one for him-from Royal Farms #110 on the Route 13 and 113 split in Dover. The wife said, “We had a few laughs over which one of us was the real winner when my ticket turned out to be a $10,000 winner and his didn’t.” She added, “And it’s my name on the check.” It may be her name on the check, but they will be spending their winnings together, “doing some things we’ve been putting off for a long time,” she said.

The couple told us that they are regular Lottery players who prefer Instant Game tickets. Previously, they have won a $500 prize playing a Delaware Lottery Instant Game.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Daily Instant Player Wins $15,000 With 5X The Money Instant Game

(Dover, Del.)— The Delaware Lottery’s latest big winner is a resident of Seaford who had a very lucky week. On August 6th, the 77-year-old woman joyfully welcomed a great grand baby into the world and on the very next day, August 7th, she discovered that she was $15,000 richer from winning a top prize playing 5X THE MONEY Instant Game.

The mother of seven daughters and grandmother of over 30 grandchildren, who wished to remain anonymous, plays Instant Games regularly but has never won such a big prize. She told Lottery Officials that she went about her daily routine of scratching her tickets before bed and that she was ecstatic to find out that she won the top prize. She said that immediately after finding out, “I prayed and thanked the Lord for this huge blessing.” Her winning ticket was purchased at Shore Star in Millsboro, Delaware.

When asked what she would do with the money she stated, “I am going to shop a bit for some pretty dresses for church and a brand a new recliner. I am just so thankful for this!”

She claimed the $15,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Friday, August 8th.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Man Wins Top Prize Playing “Hit 25,000” Instant Game

(Dover, Del.)— A 72-year-old man had a stroke of luck during his trip from Pennsylvania to the First State last week. His routine visit with his wife included a stop to buy cigarettes at Cigar-Ette City in Hockessin, where he also bought four Instant Game tickets for HIT 25,000. To his surprise, one of those tickets turned out to be a $25,000 top-prize winner.

The Lancaster, PA resident, who wished to remain anonymous, along with his wife, each took two tickets to scratch. His wife showed him the winning ticket and said, “Look we won $250!” He said he took a look at it and replied, “No hon, that’s three zeroes!” They were both thrilled to win.

The winner told Lottery Officials he frequently plays Instant Games and has been for a number of years, but this was his first time winning anything significant.

The winning couple has plans to pay a few bills and will put the remainder in savings.

He claimed his $25,000 top prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Tuesday, August 12.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Pool Of Six Lottery Players Wins $10,000 With Powerball®

(Dover, Del.)— A group of six former coworkers in New Jersey learned about their $10,000 stroke of luck last week during a typical workday. They used to work together at a headquarters of a bank but despite being at different jobs continue this lottery pool on a weekly basis. The “pool manager” – the woman who collects the money, purchases the tickets and checks the winning numbers – was shocked when she checked the tickets. She had blood taken earlier that day and thought she was seeing double due to low blood sugar. A fellow winner from the pool stepped in and assured her that she was not seeing double and that they had actually won! The office was automatically abuzz with excitement and chatter.

She said, “Everyone was so pumped we couldn’t believe we won POWERBALL®, we play all the time!”

The Philadelphia resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Lottery Officials that her group – composed of four men and two women, all in their thirties – has been playing together since January 2013. Despite having played weekly, they have never won anything until the pool manager’s lucky trip to the Food Lion in Beaver Brook Plaza located in New Castle, DE. Most of the group are going on vacation this summer and will use their winnings to enhance their cruise packages or for extra spending money while away.

The woman claimed the $10,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Thursday July 25, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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22-Year-Old Lewes Resident Wins $20,000 Top Prize Playing Extreme 8S Instant Game

(Dover, Del.)— A 22-year-old man who lives in Lewes won a $20,000 top prize playing a Delaware Lottery EXTREME 8s Instant Game he purchased at the Daily Market in Lewes. While he wishes to remain anonymous, the winner was willing to share his story with Lottery Officials when he claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, June 30, 2014.

Our winner told us, “I purchased four different Instant Games that day, one of which was an EXTREME 8s ticket. And I won $50 on the EXTREME 8s ticket! I figured that was a good sign, so I bought the very next EXTREME 8s ticket. And I won $20,000!” He first shared his news with his parents.

The lucky winner, who is self-employed and single, also told us he once won $10,000 on an Instant ticket he purchased in Virginia.

He says he plans to put his prize money in savings. And he plans to take a little break from playing the Lottery. “But probably not too long of a break,” he said.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Store Clerk Wins $15,000 With 5X The Cash Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) — The Delaware Lottery’s latest big winner had a very lucky workday on June 18th. The 47-year-old Middletown woman, who won the last top prize for the 5X THE CASH Instant Game, purchased her ticket at the Shore Stop where she is employed as a store clerk.

The fortunate clerk first purchased a $1 Instant ticket, and won $5. She then decided to purchase a $5 ticket with her winnings. That $5 ticket was the winning ticket, and she became a $15,000 top prizewinner as a result.

The wife and mother, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that she verified she was a winner by scanning her ticket at the self-check ticket checker and she was completely shocked and very excited. She immediately told her husband who was thrilled, especially since they both play often but have never won anything over a few dollars.

When asked what she would do with the money she stated, “I am going to put the money toward improvements on our Delaware home.”

She claimed the $15,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Friday, June 20th.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Delaware Native Has A Stroke Of Luck In Bear, Wins $15,000 Black Opal 7’s Instant Game Top Prize

(Dover, Del.) — A 44-year-old accountant won $15,000 by playing the Black Opal 7’s Instant Game in Bear, Del., on June 15. The woman’s husband purchased the ticket from Tobacco Time in Fox Run Shopping Center, scratched it in the parking lot, and took it back into the store to confirm that he was indeed a lucky winner.

“My husband was very calm, cool and collected, whereas I would have been freaking out!” his wife said, describing her husband’s reaction to the win.

The Delaware native, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that he plays MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL® weekly but typically only purchases Instant Game tickets once a month. This month he bought two Black Opal 7’s tickets and became $15,000 richer.

They are planning on using their winnings to put a down payment on a new home.

The $15,000 top prize was claimed at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, June 16, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Two-Time Cancer Survivor Wins $26,001 Playing Delaware Cash 5®

(Dover, Del.) — A 78-year-old Ocean View resident hit the jackpot playing DELAWARE CASH 5® with a ticket purchased at Hickman’s Package Store in Ocean View, Del., on May 20, 2014. His choice to pick the same numbers he plays weekly resulted in a $26,001 win. The retired Pennsylvania native has lived in Delaware for 14 years and is proud to call it his home, especially after his win.

The two-time cancer survivor had another lucky moment when stopped at Hickman’s Package Store to check his tickets on his way home from taking his wife to therapy. Upon scanning his tickets, the lucky man immediately asked the cashier if something was wrong with the machine, but she informed him that he had won! Welling up with tears in his eyes, he was in complete disbelief.

“I’ve been playing the lottery as long as it’s been in existence and I don’t plan on stopping, each week I look forward to playing. ”, he said.

The first person he told about the win was his wife, who was in the car waiting in the parking lot. She was ecstatic saying, “ I’m so happy you finally won after all of these years of playing!” The couple has seven children, 16 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

When asked what he would do with the money he exclaimed, “I am going to just stare at the numbers on the check for a while, because I still don’t believe it!”

He claimed the $26,001 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, May 21.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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International Longshoreman Wins $30,000 With Delaware Cash 5®

(Dover, Del.) — The Delaware Lottery’s latest big winner is a 63-year-old New Castle woman, who won $30,000 playing DELAWARE CASH 5®. She plays a variety of lottery games daily but it was her first time winning.

The self-described local international longshoreman, mother and grandmother who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that she couldn’t believe that she hit the jackpot! She purchased her Quick Pick ticket at the Shell Gas Station on Route 9 in New Castle on Tuesday, May 13th.

She discovered her good fortune by checking the winning numbers on her iPhone at home like she does every day then she started “woo-hing” and told her father, “we won, we won!” They were both thrilled beyond words at the news of her big win.

When asked what she would do with the money she stated, “I am going to pay off some home repair bills and save for my retirement.” She also mentioned possibly jumping on an airplane for a last minute vacation because now she has the money to fund it.

She claimed the $30,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, May 19.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Bellefonte Man Hits It Big Playing His Favorite Game; Wins $80,005 Multi-Win Lotto Top Prize

(Dover, Del.) — A 58-year-old self-employed contractor from the town of Bellefonte in Wilmington now has 80,005 more reasons to smile. The lucky ticket purchase he made for his favorite game - MULTI-WIN LOTTO - turned him into a top prizewinner on May 14th.

The lucky man, who wished to remain anonymous, bought one MULTI-WIN LOTTO Quick Pick ticket from the Shore Stop on Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington on May 14th for that evening’s drawing. He returned to the store the next day to check his ticket.

Recounting his winning moment, the man said he just about died when he found out he won. “I could only see lots of zeros. I couldn’t believe it!” he said. This is the first time he has won anything more than $500 playing the lottery.

When asked by Delaware Lottery officials what he plans to do with the money, the man who is married with three children and two grandchildren, said he plans to put it in savings. And install air conditioning in his house—perfect timing before the upcoming summer season.

The man claimed his $80,005 Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Friday, May 16.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Wilmington Man Receives An Early Wedding Gift; Wins $25,000 Hot Cash Instant Game Top Prize

(Dover, Del.) — A self-employed 38-year-old man learned about his $25,000 stroke of luck this weekend while spending time at the local firehouse where he volunteers. He was surrounded by friends when one of them informed him that he won the last top prize for the Hot Cash Instant Game in the amount of $25,000.

His fiancée said “I thought he was going to pass out” and he said, “While everybody else was just screaming.” The engaged couple couldn’t believe that he won!

The Wilmington resident, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials he frequently plays Instant Games but has never won anything over $100. On this particular occasion he purchased just one ticket from the 7-11 on Kirkwood Highway and Duncan Road on Saturday May 10th.

The fortunate man and his fiancé are planning on paying a few bills and taking a trip to Florida with their winnings.

The man claimed his $25,000 top prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Retired Man From Southern Delaware Wins $10,000 With Powerball®

(Dover, Del.) —A 61-year-old married man from southern Delaware made a lucky purchase at Uncle Willies in Lewes on April 22 that resulted in a big lottery win.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, won $10,016 on a POWERBALL ticket for the drawing that took place on April 23.

The retired Delaware native and his wife do not play regularly and typically only play when POWERBALL® or MEGA MILLIONS® exceeds $100 million. They always choose numbers that are significant to both of them. The man told Lottery officials that he almost went through the roof with excitement when he discovered his win by checking the two tickets he purchased against the winning numbers in the local newspaper.

When asked what he plans to do with the money, the man said he’s going to put it all in savings for now. “This is the first time I have won anything over a couple dollars and I am thrilled,” stated the man.

He claimed the $10,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Wednesday, May 7.

 

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Milford Mechanic Wins $10,000 With Powerball®

(Dover, Del.) — The Delaware Lottery’s latest big winner is a 33-year-old Milford man, who won $10,000 playing POWERBALL®. He purchased two Quick Pick tickets, one of which turned out to be a winner, from the Market Place in Milford for that evening’s drawing (April 30).

The self-described local mechanic, husband and father, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials he did not play regularly but started after joining some coworkers when they played.

According to the man, he discovered his good fortune by checking the winning numbers from his home computer, and started shouting with excitement. The first person he shared his news with was his wife and they were both thrilled.

“This is the first time I have won anything over a couple dollars and I was shocked,” stated the man. When asked what he plans to do with the money, the lucky man said he’s going to buy his father, who recently had heart surgery, a riding lawnmower.

He claimed the $10,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Thursday, May 1.

 

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Wilmington Woman Receives Early Birthday Present And Hits $52,001 Delaware Cash 5® Jackpot

(Dover, Del.) — Just three days before her 80th birthday, a 79-year-old retired woman from Wilmington, Del., hit the jackpot and received an early birthday present of $52,001 from a DELAWARE CASH 5® ticket purchase she made for the evening drawing that took place on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials she typically likes to play many of the Delaware Lottery’s games, but on this particular occasion, she purchased just one ticket – DELAWARE CASH 5 – from Boyd’s Corner Liquors in Middletown. She used the Delaware Lottery’s ‘Quick Pick’ option to generate the numbers 2, 14, 15, 27, and 28 and match all five winning numbers to win the $52,001 jackpot.

According to the woman, it was her son who discovered his mother’s good fortune after he checked her numbers on the ticket for her. “When he told me I won, I said to him, ‘I don’t believe you!’ I thought he was teasing me!” said the woman.

Following in her own mother’s footsteps, the woman stated that her mother “seemed to always enjoy playing the Lottery and that’s what made her decide to begin playing,” she said.

Claiming her $52,001 jackpot prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Wednesday, April 23, the woman said she has only told two of her six children so far about the big win, and that she “plans to just save and hang on to the money for now.”

 

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Wilmington Woman Has Luck Playing Black Opal 7s And Wins $15,000 - This Is Her Second Lottery Win In April

(Dover, Del.) — A 72-year-old woman from Wilmington, Del., was doing some shopping on Friday, April 18, 2014, when she decided to stop at Plaza Liquors located on Newport Gap Pike to purchase a lottery ticket. Her decision turned out to be a lucky one. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, won a $15,000 top prize playing the Instant Game, Black Opal 7s that she had bought from Plaza Liquors that very day.

The fortunate woman told Lottery officials that she immediately scratched-off the ticket when she arrived home.

“I just couldn’t believe it!” she said with excitement. “I put on a pair of glasses and looked at the ticket. Then, I got another pair of glasses to check and double-check it!” she said.

Black Opal 7s was the only lottery ticket she purchased from the store, but the woman also told Lottery officials that this was the second time this month she had been lucky playing the Delaware Lottery.

“I won $5,000 earlier this month,” [April 1] she said. “I was coming back from visiting my daughter downstate who was having surgery.”

The woman then proceeded to tell Lottery Officials that she bought a $1 Play 4® ticket from Books & Tobacco located on Kirkwood Highway for the evening drawing that was held on April 1. She picked her daughter’s hospital room numbers and got lucky when those very same numbers were drawn in exact order to win straight in a line and a total of $5,000.

Speaking to her recent win, the woman said she has not told anyone yet about her $15,000 prize from playing Black Opal 7s.

“I’ve kept it a secret for now because I have six kids, 21 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren, with a thirteenth on the way in June!” she said with a smile.

The lucky woman does have plans for her top prize winnings, however.

“There is a trip I want to go on in September to Maine,” she said. “About 30 of us… a big Irish group, will usually get together.”

The woman claimed her $15,000 top prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Georgetown Woman Wins $182,100 Playing Multi-Win Lotto

(Dover, Del.) — A 59-year-old woman from Georgetown, Del., who wished to remain anonymous, won a top prize of $182,100 from a MULTI-WIN LOTTO ticket she purchased at Liquor Plus in Georgetown on April 7, 2014, for that evening’s drawing.  The $182,100 MULTI-WIN LOTTO top prize was the second largest top prize in the history of the MULTI-WIN LOTTO game. The last MULTI-WIN LOTTO top prize of $128,009 was won on October 30, 2013. 

Additionally, the Delaware Lottery had a total of 3,987 winners who won prizes totaling more than $16,000 in the MULTI-WIN LOTTO drawing that took place on April 7.

At Delaware Lottery headquarters on Tuesday, the MULTI WIN LOTTO top prizewinner told Lottery officials that she used the Delaware Lottery’s “Quick Pick” option to select her numbers of 15, 19, 27, 30, 31 and 35 to win in a line.

The winner also said she purchased three tickets in total from Liquor Plus: one MULTI-WIN LOTTO and two PLAY 4® tickets. Her favorite games to play she said are “MULTI-WIN LOTTO, MEGA MILLIONS® and HOT LOTTO® with Sizzler®, but I like to play all the games when I can,” she said.

The woman said she learned of her big win the very next morning when she went to another Lottery retailer to purchase some Instant Game tickets.

“I put my ticket [MULTI-WIN LOTTO] under the Quick Scan at the clerk counter because I like to check the tickets myself,” she said.

After seeing that her numbers matched the winning numbers displayed on the screen, the woman said, “I was happy as a lark! I was standing there in shock and thought to myself, ‘I know I didn’t just see those numbers come up!’”

Overcome with joy, the woman went on to say, “I’ve never won anything like this in my life, but there’s a first time for everything,” she said.

Afterward, the woman said she handed her ticket over to the clerk at the liquor store counter to check the ticket one more time.

“I think the he [the clerk] was more excited that I won!” she said. “He kept saying, ‘She’s the one that won!’”

The fortunate woman recounted a previous time she had been lucky with the Delaware Lottery. “My husband, who is now deceased, liked to play the numbers 3-2-1, so years back I won $500 playing those numbers on a PLAY 3® ticket,” she said.

After receiving her $182,100 winnings, the woman said the first thing she would do with her prize winnings was to buy a new bed among other things.

“I have a tiny bed now and always wanted a king-size bed!” she said with excitement. “I may move out of my apartment and give my grandchildren some of the winnings. Also, my one granddaughter needs a new car,” she said.

The woman claimed her $182,100 MULTI-WIN LOTTO top prize on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Retired Man Multiplies His Luck With Power Play® And Wins $50,000 Powerball®

(Dover, Del.) — A 65-year-old retired Delaware native has now an extra $50,000 to add to his retirement savings from a recent POWERBALL® win. The gentleman, who wished to remain anonymous, won $50,000 playing POWERBALL with Power Play®. The winning numbers from the April 5 drawing were 11, 21, 26, 33 and 34. The Power Ball number was 29 and the Power Play number was five.

The man told Lottery officials that he purchased his winning ticket at the Delaware Cigarette & Tobacco Outlet located at 611 Governors Square in Bear, Del. For an additional $1, the man chose the Power Play option on his playslip and then used the Delaware Lottery’s Quick Pick option to generate his numbers.

Both decisions certainly proved to be lucky. The man successfully matched four out of the five winning numbers in addition to matching the Power Ball number for a $10,000 win. Because the man chose the Power Play option, he multiplied his winnings by five times the amount for a total win of $50,000.

After realizing his good fortune, the man went back to the store to verify his ticket with the clerk. His first reaction to the confirmation of his win was “Wow!” The man also stated that he could not believe his luck, so he asked the clerk to check the ticket just one more time to be sure.

The man said he’s been playing Delaware Lottery games since the Lottery first began in 1975 and typically will purchase three tickets about once a week. According to the man, his favorite games to play are Play 3®, Play 4®, POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS®. This was the first time he had won such a significant amount playing the lottery.

Hoping for another win in the future, the man said he would continue his tradition of playing the lottery once a week. He will also use some of his recent winnings to pay off bills and make some home improvements. He claimed his $50,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on April 7, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Florida Man Makes A Lucky Powerball® Purchase Worth $10,000 During Bethany Beach Vacation

(Dover, Del.) — A 61-year-old married man, retired and living in Florida, made a lucky POWERBALL® ticket purchase while vacationing in Bethany Beach last October.

The man told Lottery officials that he often likes to play lottery games. Therefore, he decided to pick up a ticket during his beach vacation on October 5 from Bethany Beach’s Shore Stop located on Garfield Parkway. He used the Delaware Lottery’s Quick Pick option to pick his numbers, which resulted in a $10,000 win when four of his numbers successfully matched the winning numbers. The Power Ball number was also a match.

It wasn’t until a few months later that the man realized his good fortune after checking his numbers online. The man also noted this was the first time he had won such a large amount from playing the lottery.

While passing through the Delaware area on personal business, he stopped by Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover to collect his winnings. The man claimed his $10,000 prize on April 1, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Produce Owner From Pennsylvania Produces A $357 Win Inside Delaware Lottery Money Machine

(Dover, Del.) — A 53-year-old, self-employed, produce business owner, from Cochranville, Pa., was able to produce a win of $357 inside the Delaware Lottery Money Machine during a halftime promotion at the Delaware 87ers basketball game held Friday, March 21, 2014.

Bobby Starkey, owner at Capital Specialties in Pennsylvania, was attending the Delaware 87ers game with his family on March 21, when he became the lucky season ticket holder randomly selected for entry into the Delaware Lottery Money Machine.

Mr. Starkey said he had come to the game that evening to not only watch the NBA D-league, the “Sevens,” play basketball, but to watch his two sons, who are both “ball boys,” for the team he said.

“It’s a family-friendly atmosphere and a very high-level of basketball that’s right in our own backyards,” he continued. “My son, in just one-week of being a ball boy for the Sevens, was able to meet the players and now tells his friends, ‘I know them!’ when he’s watching the games on television,” he said.

At halftime, Mr. Starkey walked on to the court and was given just 20 seconds in the Money Machine to grab as much cash as he could in front of the entire Delaware 87ers audience.

“I wasn’t super confidant, but thought alright, let’s do this!” he said, referring to his thoughts prior to entering the Money Machine.

With just 10 seconds left on the clock, Mr. Starkey scrambled to catch the last bit of cash flying around him in mid-air. When the timer was up, Delaware Lottery officials led Mr. Starkey off the court and counted up the cash he was able to collect.

Much to everyone’s amazement and excitement, it was announced that Mr. Starkey successfully grabbed a total of $357 in cash!

The crowd cheered for Mr. Starkey as this was his first win with the Delaware Lottery and the Lottery’s biggest Money Machine win to date.

After being awarded his prize, Mr. Starkey took his $357 in cash in hand and said, “I’m definitely going to put this toward season tickets for next year!”

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Newark Man Engineers His Own Luck Playing Instant Game “Cash Blowout”

(Dover, Del.) — A resident and engineer from Newark, Del., now can happily call himself a top prizewinner with the Delaware Lottery. The gentleman, who wished to remain anonymous, was able to engineer his own luck by playing “Cash Blowout,” a $20 Instant Game, with a top prize of $150,000. The man said he purchased his winning ticket from Smoker’s Corner located on Churchman’s Road in Newark.

The man was able to verify his ticket at another Lottery retail location while on his way down to Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. When the clerk confirmed the big win, the man said, “I was still in shock.” The man also told Lottery officials he “mostly plays the Lottery’s Instant Games and will purchase a few at one time.”

As he was leaving to pick up his children from school, the man announced that he would be putting the winnings toward his children’s schooling and furthering their education.

The lucky gentleman claimed his $150,000 top prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Sales Man From Wilmington Wins $15,000 Top Prize Playing 5x The Cash

(Dover, Del.) — A 42-year-old married man from Wilmington, Del., in the sales business, got his own deal of a lifetime when he purchased the $5 Instant Game, 5X The Cash and got a return of $15,000. The man said he purchased his lucky ticket from Hi-Way Inn Liquors located at Governor Printz Blvd. in Wilmington. The man also said that he typically purchases lottery tickets from this retailer and he tends to pick Instant Games that "he likes or has luck playing."

The man said he "knew immediately that his ticket was lucky after purchasing," because he had been lucky with this particular game before, winning $10 and $20 prizes.

In the hopes of winning big, the man said he purchased two 5X The Cash Instant tickets that day. Occasionally, he said he also purchases POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® with his co-workers in an office pool.

This is the first time; however, the man has won such a large amount. "My first reaction was shock," he said after learning of his win. The first and only two people he has told so far of his big win is his wife and the clerk at Hi-Way Inn Liquors.

"I even sent the store a picture of the winning ticket to share the good news with them," he said.

After claiming his $15,000 top prize at Lottery headquarters on March 7, 2014, the man happily revealed the first thing he would do with the winnings. "My family and I are in the process of planning summer vacation travels and we will put the winnings toward it," he said.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Classic Red Instant Ticket Purchased At Millsboro Discount Liquors Pays Out $150,000

(Dover, Del.) — A 71-year-old married man from New Castle, Del., who wishes to remain anonymous, had a lucky day when he won $100,000 on March 6, 2014, playing 20X The Cash Instant Game with the Delaware Lottery.

Claiming his top prize that same day, the man, along with his wife, told Lottery officials, "The win hasn't quite set in yet."

The man said he purchased his winning ticket earlier that day at Airport News & Tobacco located at N. DuPont Highway.

"I didn't believe it!" the man said with excitement. "I've been playing [the lottery] for a while now and just kept at it. Seemed like the law of averages. I knew I was going to hit big some time."

The man was so excited to share his good news, he said, "I brought the ticket home and the first person I wanted to tell was my wife so I woke her up right away!"

The wife told Lottery officials her first reaction was, "I don't believe it!" She followed by saying, "But now, I believe it!" after sitting at Lottery offices awaiting the big prize.

The man explained how he officially confirmed his $100,000 top prize winnings. "I went back to Airport News & Tobacco to have them verify and check the ticket," he said. "The clerk was so excited for me. They're a great bunch of folks at that store," he said.

This is not the first time the man has won playing 20X The Cash, which he revealed is his favorite game to play with the Delaware Lottery.

"I won $200 last week!" he said with a smile.

When asked what his big plans were for the winnings, he happily reported, "I'm going to take my wife out and maybe a trip to Hawaii!"

The man left Lottery headquarters saying, "I might take a few weeks off, but of course I'll continue to play [the lottery]."

His wife then added, "He has several tickets waiting at home that he still hasn't scratched-off yet!" she said with a laugh.

The man and his wife claimed the $100,000 top prize together at Lottery headquarters in Dover on March 6, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Classic Red Instant Ticket Purchased At Millsboro Discount Liquors Pays Out $150,000

(Dover, Del.) — A 53-year-old man, who wished to remain anonymous, made a lucky purchase this week. On Monday, February 24, the man bought a Classic Red Instant ticket from Millsboro Discount Liquors that was a top prizewinner and paid out $150,000.

The man said he had purchased just two tickets that day: Classic Red and a $5 Instant ticket.

“It was just a hunch,” he said, that made him decide to play the lottery. “I’ve just always thought the best way to hit the big money is to buy the big tickets,” he said, referring to the ticket’s large top prize.

At first, the man said he didn’t have a reaction after learning of his good fortune, but later said, “It just set in now,” when he was officially awarded his prize money by Delaware Lottery officials.

The man said he only plays the lottery “every now and then,” and would probably still play “every once in a while” in the future.

He told Delaware Lottery officials that he plans to put his winnings toward a house project.

“I am currently building an addition to my house so I’ll probably spend it on that,” he said.

He claimed his $150,000 top prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

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Third Time’s A Charm Ocean View Man Wins $15,000 Playing Amethyst 7s

(Dover, Del.) — Third time was a charm for one lucky gentleman who recently purchased a top prize-winning Amethyst 7s Instant ticket. The 78-year-old man from Ocean View, Del., wished to remain anonymous, but told Lottery officials he purchased the winning ticket at the Giant grocery store in Millville last Friday, Feb. 21.

The man began to tell Lottery officials of how he became so lucky since it was his third shopping trip that finally made him decide to purchase a lottery ticket.

“I was originally going to stop at a liquor store [a few days prior] to buy a lottery ticket, but I thought ‘nah I’ll go tomorrow.’ Then tomorrow came, and I was going to buy a ticket at Shore Stop, but said to myself, ‘eh, I’ll get them later.’ The next day, [Friday] I went to the grocery store [Giant] to get some fruit and other things and that’s where I got the winning ticket!” he said.

When he realized his big win, the man said he couldn’t believe his eyes.

“My first reaction was that I didn’t believe it,” the man said. “I had to go back inside the grocery store and check the ticket. I showed the ticket to the woman behind the counter and she said, ‘Congratulations!’ I just had her check to be sure!” he said.

Some could argue that the number three seems to be the man’s lucky number. He also told Lottery officials he purchased three Amethyst 7s tickets on that same lucky day.

When asked why the man chose that particular ticket, he said, “Lucky 7s I guess.”

The man also likes to play POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® with the Delaware Lottery.

“I haven’t hit those yet [POWERBALL and MEGAMILLIONS]. If I did win, I’d give most of it to my kids. I’d keep a little bit, but not much,” he said.

The man also told Delaware Lottery officials that his winnings came just at the right time.

“I just remodeled my house for $15,000 and I turn around and won $15,000,” he said.

The man claimed his $15,000 top prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Retired Florist Wins $40,000 Top Prize Playing Triple Green 777

(Dover, Del.) — Judy Thompson, a 62-year-old retired florist and hairdresser living in Georgetown, Del., proved that she still has a gift for green. The lucky lady won a top prize of $40,000 playing Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game Triple Green 777. The winning ticket was purchased at Bodie’s Market in Georgetown.

Ms. Thompson was still at the store when she won after deciding to scratch off her tickets there. When she realized that one of the tickets was a potential winner, she had the store clerk scan and verify the ticket win. “I was in shock!” she said when the ticket was confirmed to be a top prizewinner.

Ms. Thompson then went on to explain that she and her husband regularly play the Lottery (i.e., once a week) and usually they purchase a few Instant tickets. Her husband had bought a few Instant tickets earlier in the week that were worth $10 and he won his money back. “I went back to the store with his winnings and purchased a few more tickets. This was the seventh ticket we purchased and the game was Triple Green 777 so I thought that was kind of neat!” she said.

Ms. Thompson said she has her husband to thank since he was the one who turned her on to playing the Lottery.

She is also a repeat winner with the Delaware Lottery, but says this is the highest amount she has ever won. She plans to use her new $40,000 winnings “to pay-off a loan and have a little fun,” she said with a smile.

Ms. Thompson claimed her prize at Lottery headquarters on February 11, 2014. Upon leaving, she declared, “I’m never going to doubt the possibility of winning again.”

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Lewes Couple Wins $10,000 Playing Money Multiplier

(Dover, Del.) — A trip to the grocery store turned into a $10,000 win for a husband and wife from Lewes, Del. The couple won a top prize of $10,000 playing Money Multiplier, a $5 Delaware Lottery Instant Game.

Both Anne and Ben Liggio said they stopped in the Food Lion in Lewes to do a little grocery shopping when they decided to also pick up some Lottery tickets.

“We’ve been playing the Lottery lately,” said Mr. Liggio. “I bought four $5 scratch-off Instant Game tickets. Two of them were Money Multiplier,” he said.

Fortunately for the couple, one of those Money Multiplier Instant tickets was a top prizewinner.

“We were in shock at first,” said Mrs. Liggio, who said she works as a server at Villa Sorrento in Lewes. “I did a triple take at the ticket to make sure what we were seeing was real!” she said.

“The first and only person we’ve told so far is my sister,” said Mr. Liggio, referring to the couple’s win.

The couple’s future plan for their $10,000 winnings is to “save it,” they said simultaneously.

“But I’m sure we will still continue to buy some scratch-offs,” said Mr. Liggo with a smile.

The couple claimed their top prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on February 20, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Milford Man Makes Lucky Hot Lotto® Ticket Purchase Worth $30,000

(Dover, Del.) — A 66-year-old married man from Milford, Del., made a lucky purchase at Mike’s Liquor Mart located on Milford Harrington Highway that resulted in a big lottery win.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased a HOT LOTTO® ticket at the store on Saturday, February 15, 2014, for that evening’s drawing. Little did he know that his ticket purchase would be a winner and earn him $30,000. The winning numbers for Saturday’s drawing were 8, 24, 27, 37, 45, and the HOT BALL was 3. The man successfully matched all five of the winning numbers, with the exception of the HOT BALL, to win $30,000.

According to the man, once he realized his good fortune, he then returned to the store where the owner of Mike’s Liquor Mart happily checked his ticket and confirmed his $30,000 winnings. Overjoyed with happiness, the man said he then immediately called his wife to tell her the good news.

The man also shared that he previously won $100 playing the Delaware Lottery, but never had he won such a big amount like $30,000.

In addition to playing HOT LOTTO®, the man said he typically purchases a POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® ticket once a week at Mike’s Liquor Mart and he uses the Lottery’s Quick Pick option to generate his numbers.

After claiming his prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on February 17, 2014, the man said he is going to invest his winnings.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Cashier From Millville Cashes In From Hot Lotto® Ticket Purchase

(Dover, Del.) — A 62-year-old woman employed as a cashier from Millville, Del., cashed in from a lucky HOT LOTTO® ticket purchase she made at the Millville Super Giant on Saturday, February 8, 2014. The woman won $30,000 in the drawing that took place that same evening. Using the Quick Pick option, her winning numbers were 13, 14, 31, 36, 38 and the HOT BALL was 9. The woman successfully matched all five of the winning numbers correctly, with the exception of the HOT BALL, to win $30,000.

The woman chose to remain anonymous, but told Delaware Lottery officials that she usually plays the Lottery when the jackpots get big. This was also her first big win with the Delaware Lottery, stating that in the past she has won a few dollars playing.

After discovering her win, the first person the woman told was her son, she said. She also shared that she plans to pay off some bills with the winnings. She claimed her prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Tuesday, February 17, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Wilmington Man Plans To Visit Grand Canyon With $10,000 Powerball® Win

(Dover, Del.) — An 87-year-old man from Wilmington, Del., plans to take a nice vacation after playing POWERBALL® with the Delaware Lottery. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, won $10,000 in the drawing that took place Saturday, February 1, 2014. He purchased his lucky winning ticket at Books & Tobacco located on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington the day prior (January 31, 2014).

When claiming his prize at Lottery headquarters, the man told Lottery officials that he would like to use some of his winnings to plan a getaway to escape the harsh winter.

“I used to like the colder weather, but now I’d rather be somewhere warm,” he said. “I’m thinking about visiting the Grand Canyon. I always wanted to go there,” he said.

The man also revealed that he uses the Lottery’s Quick Pick option to generate his ticket numbers and this time he said, “I missed the big one [jackpot] by just one number!” The winning numbers from Saturday’s drawing were 5, 12, 15, 27, 38 and 7, and the POWER BALL number was 2.

Pleased with his $10,000 winnings, the man also told Lottery officials that as soon as he realized his good fortune, “I thought to myself, it’s about time! At first, I couldn’t believe it and I had to go back and check the numbers a few times. Afterward, I called my son and told him the good news,” he said.

The son was happy to receive that phone call, according to the man. “I can’t keep a secret!” he said with a grin. “Plus, we have a deal going on that if anyone wins the big one, then we split the winnings,” he said.

The man claimed his $10,000 winnings at Lottery headquarters on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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University Of Delaware Professor Wins A Stash Of Cash Inside Delaware Lottery Money Machine

(Dover, Del.) — Charles Boncelet, a 56-year-old electrical and computer-engineering professor at the University of Delaware, was attending a University of Delaware men’s basketball game on Saturday, January 25, when he had a stroke of luck.

During the first period announcements, he learned that he was the lucky season ticket holder, whose seat in section 19, row G, seat 10, earned him entry inside the Delaware Lottery’s Money Machine.

“My first reaction was a little bit of nervousness and bewilderment mixed with excitement,” he said, after hearing his name announced.

At halftime, Charles headed out on to the court to test his luck and race against the clock while grabbing as much cash as possible in just 20 seconds.

Once inside the Money Machine with cash swirling all around him, Charles told Lottery officials after the fact that he “noticed in the front corner of the machine there was a lot of bills that were flying up and collecting there. Although I didn’t have a whole lot of time, I tried to catch as many of them as I could,” he said.
 
His strategy indeed was successful and Charles was able to walk away with a total of $99 from the Delaware Lottery Money Machine.

When asked whom he would tell about his well-earned new stash of cash and what he would do with the winnings, Charles replied, “The first person I’m telling is my wife who is with me here today at the game and I think we’ll go out to a nice dinner,” he said leaving with a big smile.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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Newark Man Wins $38,000 Jackpot Playing Delaware Cash 5®

(Dover, Del.) —A 35 year-old man from Newark, Del., became a $38,000 jackpot winner with the Delaware Lottery. The fortunate man purchased a winning DELAWARE CASH 5® ticket on January 12 at Tobacco Zone located on South College Avenue in Newark. He discovered his big win after the Tuesday evening drawing held January 14. The winning numbers drawn were 4, 6, 8, 9, 24, and the Doubler was 5.

At Lottery headquarters in Dover, the man told Lottery officials that in addition to DELAWARE CASH 5, his favorite jackpot games to play are HOT LOTTO®, MEGA MILLIONS® and MULTI-WIN LOTTO. He likes to play these games at least once a week.

The man also said he was lucky once before with the Delaware Lottery and recalled a time he won $1,000, but said, “it was a number of years ago.”

Flash forwarding to his recent $38,000 win, the man said he went back to the store to check his tickets and when he realized he hit the jackpot, the first and only person he told about his good fortune was his mother.

He claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters on Friday, January 31.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTo®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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