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2003 Press Releases

October 30, 2003


DOVER, DE -- Brian Wood from Hartly, DE, won $1,000 cash in a second-chance drawing that wrapped up the Delaware Lottery's recent promotion at WT Smithers in Dover. He was one of hundreds of patrons who received free $1 GRAND HAND Instant Game tickets, photos with their friends and Lottery premiums during the promotion. Non-winning tickets were eligible for the second-chance drawing held by radio partner 92.9 WDSD-FM on Monday, October 27.

"The events in Dover were a great success," said Delaware Lottery Deputy Director Brian Peters. "We're happy to offer people who are enjoying our local nightlife a chance to experience the fun and excitement of Delaware Lottery Games as well."

Wood, a 28-year old probation officer, was informed by a co-worker who heard the drawing on the radio and called to tell him he won. He says he didn't believe it until a second friend called with the same news. An occasional Lottery player, he plans to use his windfall to buy tools or car accessories.

The promotions, held in conjunction with 92.9 WDSD-FM, ran on Friday evenings from 6 to 8 PM. Radio station staffers gave away GRAND HAND Instant Game tickets and other Lottery premiums to participants who provided correct answers to Lottery trivia questions. GRAND HAND Instant Game tickets offer the chance to win up to $1,000 instantly. Non-winning tickets collected at the events were entered in the second chance drawing for a $1,000 cash prize. Patrons also received free framed digital photographs of themselves enjoying a night out with their friends.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $1.6 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.