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2005 Press Releases

April 11, 2005

TWO $100,000 POWERBALL® PRIZES
FOR MARCH 30, 2005 DRAWING CLAIMED

Dover, DE -- Two of three winning POWERBALL® tickets from the Wednesday March 30, 2005 drawing have been claimed at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. There is still one unclaimed $100,000 prize remaining from the same drawing.

Late last week a woman from Georgetown claimed her $100,000 POWERBALL® prize. Early this morning, a 25-year-old woman from Dover claimed another $100,000 POWERBALL prize from the same drawing. Each winner will receive a check for $75,000 which represents their $100,000 prize minus $28,000 withheld for federal taxes. Each winner has opted to remain anonymous.

The Georgetown woman, an accountant married with a family, purchased a single ticket the day of the drawing at a Georgetown area Pep-Up and used a combination of numbers from family birthdays and anniversaries to select the numbers. "They are the same numbers I usually play every time I buy a POWERBALL ticket," she said.

The Dover woman, who is also an accountant, purchased her ticket the day of the drawing at Shore Stop on Rt. 8 in Dover. She selected her own numbers but told Lottery Officials, "the numbers had no real significant meaning." When asked how she learned she had won, she said. "My mom checked the numbers and called me. It was pretty tough to believe her at first because she called me on April Fools Day."

"We often hear players or potential players say that they think nobody in Delaware matches five numbers for the $100,000 prize in our POWERBALL game." said Brian Peters, Deputy Director Sales & Marketing, Delaware Lottery. "And yet we had three such winning tickets in the very same drawing as well as 217, $100,000 winners in the state since the game began in 1992."

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than
$1.8 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®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.