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1999 Press Releases

November 8, 1999
JAMES FIORE, JR. CLAIMS $10,000 IN NOV. 3 LUCKY DATE DRAWING

James Fiore, Jr., of Felton, Del., claimed a $10,000 prize for the Wednesday, Nov. 3, Lucky Date drawing, last Thursday (Nov. 4) morning at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. His winning ticket had the date that matched the date drawn-month, day and year-to win $10,000. The date drawn was May 12, '67.

Fiore received a check for $7,200, which represents his $10,000 prize minus $2,800 withheld for federal taxes. Fiore, a tractor trailer-driver, purchased his winning Lucky Date ticket at Uncle Willie's on Rt. 13 in Felton. The winning ticket was purchased with numbers he selected.

"I found out that I had won when I checked the winning numbers Thursday morning on the Web site," Fiore said. "I was so excited that I got to the Lottery Office before they opened this morning."

When asked what he plans to do with his prize money, Fiore told Lottery officials, "I plan to go Christmas shopping." Lottery officials asked Fiore if he plans to continue playing Lottery games. Fiore commented, "Yes! Definitely!"

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