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September 15 , 2006

New Castle Man wins $50,000 Instant Game Prize

Dover, DE -- A long-time instant game player recently captured the first of the two $50,000 jackpots for the $20 Color of Money game. The man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is a retired hotel worker, a father of five and grandfather to three.

"When I saw the $50,000 on the ticket, I just kept scratching. I couldn't believe it," he said. "So I went in to have the clerk scan it. She said I was a winner, but I still wasn't sure, so I went to another store where I buy tickets to have them verify it. I guess I wanted a second opinion."

The winner said he plays regularly and has won many smaller prizes in the $100 to $500 range, but never a jackpot like this. He added the money will help him and his wife of 46 years complete some home improvement projects, while he intends to give the rest of it to his family.

"This is a once in a lifetime thing, so I'll share it. In a few weeks, I will have probably given it all away," he said.

The lucky winning game card was purchased at the Cumberland Farms on New Castle Avenue in New Castle.

"They always know what I want there," he said of the Cumberland Farms. "I'll keep playing. It's fun for me and, of course, The Color of Money is my new favorite."

To check your potentially winning number, call the Delaware Lottery hotline at 1-800-338-6200 or visit www.delottery.com.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the Delaware Gambling Helpline at 1-888-850-8888.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.3 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.