2001 Press ReleasesAugust 30, 2001
BROTHER & SISTER SHARE IN 2nd LARGEST POWERBALL JACKPOT EVER
Brother and sister Michael J. Kearney, Jr., and Kathleen E.
Kearney claimed their POWERBALL® winnings today at the Delaware
Lottery Office in Dover.
After Federal withholding tax, they will receive $30,051,852.56.
The winners have agreed to split their winnings.
Michael is a civil litigation and employment attorney from
Kathleen is a first-grade teacher who lives in Hockessin.
Kathleen, originally from Pittsburgh, moved to Delaware in
1971 to teach. She spent this summer in Pittsburgh caring for
her mother. She returned to Delaware August 21 when school started.
Michael asked Kathleen to buy POWERBALL® tickets for the
Saturday, August 25 drawing when it reached $295 million; Kathleen
bought tickets twice-once at Books & Tobacco and then again
at Acme in Lantana Square Shopping Center in Hockessin.
Kathleen had the tickets; she did not check the numbers until
last night after being prompted by telephone calls from Michael.
Michael took a 10:30 p.m. flight into Philadelphia from Pittsburgh
last night, arriving at Kathleen's at 2 a.m. They left for the
Delaware Lottery Office this morning to validate their ticket
and claim their prize.
- Michael is married and has two daughters, a 16-year old and an 18-year old.
POWERBALL® WINNING NUMBERS (drawn on August 25, 2001): 8 17 22 42 47 PB: 21
The winning ticket, sold at Delaware Lottery Retailer Books
& Tobacco in Lantana Square Shopping Center, Hockessin,
was one of four winning tickets for the $294.8 million POWERBALL®
The winning number was on a $5 Quick Pick ticket sold at
8:06 PM, Saturday, August 25.
Seven $100,000 winning tickets were sold in Delaware; as
of August 30, five have been claimed. Thirty- six $5,000 winning
tickets were sold in the state.
Delaware ranked number one in per capita sales among the 22
member lotteries in the Multi-State Lottery Association, which
runs the POWERBALL® game.
- This is the fifth winning ticket for a POWERBALL® jackpot to be sold in Delaware.