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2003 Press Releases

January 28, 2003

LOTTO JACKPOT HITS ALL-TIME HIGH

DOVER, DE --Tomorrow's LOTTO jackpot-with an estimated value of $3.055 million-is the largest ever in the history of this Delaware Lottery game.

Delaware Lottery Director Wayne Lemons notes that record-setting jackpots are fun not only for players but everyone associated with the Lottery. "It's exciting for all of us: players, Retailers and Lottery employees," he said. At the same time, he urged people to play responsibly by not spending more than they can afford on lottery tickets.

If this LOTTO jackpot is won, it will be the largest prize awarded in the game since its start in 1983. The largest cash LOTTO jackpot to date, worth $2.275 million, was won in January 2000. The previous LOTTO jackpot record-for an annuity with the prize money paid in yearly installments-was set by a $3 million annuity jackpot won in February 1992.

Tickets for Lotto cost $1 and are available at all Delaware Lottery Retailers. Drawings are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:57 p.m. and can be viewed at delottery.com.

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, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games. More information is available at delottery.com.