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1999 Press Releases

November 3, 1999
DELAWARE LOTTERY WINNERS CLAIM $50,000 SNOW DOUGH PRIZE AND NOV. 1 $10,000 LUCKY DATE PRIZE

A 52-year-old, self-employed Delmar man claimed a $50,000 SNOW DOUGH prize yesterday at the Delaware Lottery office in Dover. He was the first to claim a $50,000 top prize in the SNOW DOUGH instant game that went on sale starting Nov. 1.

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, received a check for $36,000, which represents his $50,000 prize minus $14,000 withheld for state taxes. He purchased his winning ticket at Delmar Liquors located at Railroad Ave. and West State Road in Delmar. He found out that he had won while at the retailer. When he realized that he had won, he said to the retailer, "You'd better come hold me up because I think I'm going to faint."  When asked what he plans to do with the prize money, the man told Lottery officials he plans to visit his mother who lives in Florida and reinvest in his business.

SNOW DOUGH is a new $5 holiday instant game. To play SNOW DOUGH, players scratch off the play area to reveal "YOUR NUMBERS" and the "SNOWMAN NUMBERS." Players matching any of "YOUR NUMBERS" to the "SNOWMAN NUMBERS" win the prize shown for that number. Players who find a snowman win the prize shown for that symbol automatically.

The SNOW DOUGH game has 11 prize levels that range from $5 to a top prize of $50,000. The game includes 59,194 prizes with a total value of $745,000. The average odds of winning a prize playing SNOW DOUGH are 1 in 4.05, based on selling all 240,000 $5 tickets ordered for this game.

Yesterday at the Delaware Lottery office in Dover, a 37-year-old Wilmington man claimed a $10,000 Lucky Date prize from the Nov. 1 drawing. The man, who also wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning ticket at Avenue Wines and Spirits on Delaware Ave. in Wilmington. He received a check for $7,200, which represents his $10,000 prize minus $2,800 withheld for federal taxes. For the Nov. 1 drawing, the man told Lottery officials that he had played his youngest son's birthday.

There have been ten $10,000 winners since the Lucky Date game started Oct. 11, 1999.