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2006 Press Releases

February 03, 2006

TWO POWERBALL® TICKETS SOLD IN DELAWARE YIELD $1 MILLION - Jackpot now up to $180 million

Dover, DE -- Two Delaware winners, one upstate and one downstate, won a combined $1 million by matching five numbers during Wednesday's POWERBALL drawing. The two winners have yet to come forward to claim their prizes. A player who purchased a ticket at the Super G in Eden Square, Bear, matched five numbers won $800,000, while a ticket bought at Bargain Bill's in Laurel resulted in a $200,000 win. The Bear winner received an extra $600,000 because he or she purchased the prize-multiplying Power Play option for an extra $1.

With no grand prizewinner, the total POWERBALL jackpot has now reached $180 million. With such a large jackpot for POWERBALL, Delaware Lottery Officials remind players to play responsibly. Wayne Lemons, director, urges players not to spend more than they can afford. "I'd like to remind players that it only takes one ticket to win," said Lemons. Included in all Lottery printed and promotional material is a play responsibly message: If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the Delaware Gambling Helpline at 1-888-850-8888.

To check your potentially winning number, call the Delaware Lottery hotline at 1-800-338-6200.

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.