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2004 Press Releases

March 26, 2004

POWERBALL® TV GAME SHOW TO END THIS FALL (Entries for Final Drawing Due May 26)

DOVER, DE -- The Powerball® Instant Millionaire TV Game Show ends its four-year run on Saturday, September. 25, 2004.

The final drawing for Delaware Lottery on-air contestants and at-home players will be conducted May 27, 2004. The entry deadline for the final drawing is Wednesday, May 26. The last day of sales for the VEGAS NIGHTS Instant Game, the official entry into the Powerball Instant Millionaire TV Game Show drawings for Delaware Lottery players, is Monday, May 3.

The Powerball Instant Millionaire TV Game Show can be seen Saturdays on WBOC TV-16 at 12 noon (Kent and Sussex counties), UPN 21 at 5:00 p.m. (Kent and Sussex counties), and WPVI TV-6 at 11:30 p.m. (New Castle and Kent counties).

Fourteen jurisdictions participate in the Powerball Instant Millionaire TV Game Show. Delaware Lottery officials say ratings for the Powerball Instant Millionaire TV Game Show have been satisfactory in the Delaware market and the instant ticket has been popular with players, but declining interest at the national level led to the retirement of the show.

One on-air contestant and five at-home Delaware Lottery players will be drawn for each of the remaining 12 shows. The Delaware Lottery has sent 92 contestants to appear on the Powerball Instant Millionaire TV Game Show in Las Vegas, Nevada since joining the game show in October 2002. Those contestants received total combined prizes of $546,246.00.

Each week, the Lottery awards five at-home players prizes between $100 and $10,000, depending upon the winnings of that week's Delaware Lottery on-air contestant. Five-hundred-six at-home players have won a combined total of $63,000.00.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $1.7 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.