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Press Releases

2006 Press Releases

January 04, 2006

MULTI-WIN LOTTO PLAYER STARTS THE NEW YEAR
WITH A $86,000 TOP PRIZE

Dover, DE -- A regular MULTI-WIN LOTTO player from Selbyville rang in the new year with a little more cheer than most by winning the $86,000 MULTI-WIN LOTTO top prize. The winner learned on New Year's Eve, after checking his ticket at a Lottery Retailer's Quick Check, he had won the top prize from the December 30, 2005 drawing the day before. He claimed his prize yesterday afternoon at the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover and received a check for $64,500 which represents his prize minus federal withholding taxes. To date, the MULTI-WIN LOTTO game has had more than 943,888 winners who have won over $4.6 million, including nine top prizes of $50,000.

The winning man, a 64-year-old U.S. Postal worker who has chosen to remain anonymous, was very happy about his New Year's win and did not believe it when he first found out he won. He purchased his winning Quick Pick ticket the day before the drawing at Dave's Liquors in New Castle. He plans to save his winnings for future use. The winner plays the MULTI-WIN LOTTO game often as well as several other Lottery games. He plans to continue playing the Lottery in the future and even reported winning another smaller amount yesterday.

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.