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2005 Press Releases

July 26, 2005

GEORGE GANAT CLAIMS PAC-MAN™ CASH GRAND PRIZE

Dover, DE --George Ganat of Wilmington claimed the Grand Prize for the PAC-MAN CASH Instant Game second-chance drawing this morning at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover. Ganat won an arcade game with the original PAC-MAN™, Ms. PAC-MAN™, and Galaga® games, all-in-one monitor unit from Namco® valued at $3,000.

Ganat was selected as the Grand Prize winner from 64 winners in a second-chance drawing who received PAC-MAN merchandise prize packages valued at $510. The prize packages included a black leather backpack with a clip-on PAC-MAN watch, two (his/hers) polo shirts, fleece blanket, umbrella with neon-lit handle, and two baseball caps.

The second-chance and Grand Prize drawings were conducted at the Delaware Lottery Office on July 19, 2005.

The winner told Lottery Officials that he is looking forward to adding the arcade game to his playroom for his children and grandchildren to enjoy when they come to visit. Ganat is a regular lottery player who said, "I've won with the Delaware Lottery several times." "I was a second-chance drawing winner of a prize pack in the TABASCO Instant Game last year and I won $1,000 on another Instant Game ticket a month ago."

Brian Peters, Deputy Director of Sales and Marketing, Delaware Lottery, commented, "the Lottery makes effort to provide new and interesting games on an ongoing basis." "We think the licensed property games are a lot of fun and provide interesting prizes and a little nostalgia for players."

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.1 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. More information is available at delottery.com.