Press Releases

2005 Press Releases

September 26, 2005


Dover, DE --Three lucky winners received Grand Prizes that included a "meet and greet" with NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup driver Rusty Wallace at yesterday's race. The event was part of the Delaware Lottery's "MEET RUSTY WALLACE" second-chance drawing promotion for all Delaware Lottery games. Winners were selected from three separate drawings that included the general public, Players Club members, and licensed Delaware Lottery Retailers.

The Grand Prizes were awarded to Dick Kirkland of Dover, general public winner; Linda Ciach of Elsmere, Players Club winner; and winning Retailer Marvin's Market located in Selbyville. Each was awarded a private audience with driver Rusty Wallace, VIP garage tour and pit passes and tickets to the NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Series Race for themselves and a guest.

Players entered the second-chance drawing by completing information on the back of any non-winning Delaware Lottery ticket and mailing it to a specific address. Entries were accepted during a four-week promotional period which ended August 26th. Additional prize levels awarded included five First Prizes of two pit passes and tickets to Sunday's NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Series Race, 10 Second Prizes of two tickets to Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series Race, and 20 Third Prizes of a Dover International Speedway official gift pack.

"This promotion is an excellent way to give local NASCAR® fans a second chance to win a unique prize using a non-winning ticket from the Delaware Lottery," said Brian Peters, deputy director of sales and marketing for the Delaware Lottery. "The promotion drew NASCAR® fans who were truly excited to meet the popular and well-respected driver Rusty Wallace during his last race at Dover International Speedway before he retires at the end of this season."

More information about the Delaware Lottery Players Club can be found by visiting the Delaware Lottery web site at

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.