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2002 Press Releases

November 22, 2002


DOVER, DE -- Forty-four-year-old Mark Shaw of Newark claimed the grand prize in the Delaware Lottery HARLEY-DAVIDSON Instant Game at a special drawing event held yesterday (November 21) at Mike's Famous Harley-Davidson in New Castle.

Shaw will receive a 100th Anniversary Harley-Davidson* Sportster* 1200 Custom motorcycle specially developed to celebrate Harley-Davidson's centennial. He was among 61 (out of 67) second-chance winners present for the drawing.

Delaware Lottery Director Wayne Lemons, who was present for the event, said that it is always gratifying to be there when a player finds out they've won. "We work hard to create products that provide fun and excitement for players, and its certainly a nice perk of this job to get to share in that winning moment. The Delaware Lottery offers its congratulations to Mr. Shaw."

An electrician with Battaglia Electric, Shaw had a feeling he was going to win the motorcycle - even though he doesn't ride. "After I scratched my ticket, I flipped it over and saw that there was a second-chance drawing. That's when I told my wife I was going to win," he said. He sent about 20 tickets in for the drawing.

Shaw buys his Delaware Lottery tickets "all over" and said he's "won a couple of bucks here and there - but nothing like this." He plays POWERBALL regularly and plans to continue playing Delaware Lottery Games.

Sixty-seven second chance winners - individuals whose tickets were drawn on October 30 at the Lottery Office - were invited with a guest to the drawing. Each received a prize package featuring official Harley-Davidson licensed products: telephone, wristwatch, blanket, automobile mats, leather cap, t-shirt and playing cards.

The HARLEY-DAVIDSON Instant Game went on sale at more than 450 Delaware Lottery Retailers in June and is scheduled to close January 1, 2003. The two motorcycle instant prizes in the game remain unclaimed.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $1.4 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®, LOTTO, PLAY 3 and PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.

* Harley-Davidson, Sportster and 1200 Custom are trademarks of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.