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2000 Press Releases

April 17 , 2000
$80 MILLION APRIL 19 POWERBALL® JACKPOT; DELAWARE LOTTERY OFFICIALS PREPARE FOR THE HIGH DEMAND FOR TICKETS AND OFFER ADVICE

 

DOVER, Del. - POWERBALL® heats up this week with the Wednesday, April 19, 2000, estimated $80 million annuity jackpot, which has a cash option worth $42,700,000. Currently, POWERBALL® has the biggest jackpot in the world.  Delaware Lottery officials have already begun preparing by adding more Lottery terminals to meet the high demand for tickets. 

"Play responsibly," Wayne Lemons, Delaware Lottery Director, said.  "I want to remind players not to spend more than they can afford on the $1 tickets." 

"You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a Delaware Lottery ticket, and that includes $1 POWERBALL® tickets," Lemons explained.