2006 Press ReleasesDecember 22, 2006
Delaware Raffle Nearly Sold Out
Only a few tickets remain and someone WILL win $250,000 on
New Year's Eve
Dover, DE -- With only one week
left until the drawing, less than 25,000 Delaware Raffle tickets
remain. On New Year's Eve, one lucky Delaware Lottery player
will win $250,000. The Delaware Raffle, the Lottery's latest
game, offers the best top-prize winning odds and ensures that
one person WILL win $250,000.
Tickets cost $10 each and limited quantities of only 100,000 tickets were made available. The rate of sales has increased greatly over the past few weeks as they have become a popular holiday gift, so players are urged to purchase their tickets before they sell out.
"The Raffle has been well received by our players and the holiday season has produced a significant boost in sales," said Wayne Lemons, Director of the Delaware Lottery. "We anticipate the last week of sales to be extremely strong as well."
In addition to the $250,000 grand prize winner, five $25,000 and 250 $500 prizes will also be awarded. This presents an overall winning ratio of 1:391, which are the best odds offered by the Delaware Lottery for prizes this size.
Should the game not sell, the odds get even better for the player as the same number and amount of prizes will be awarded regardless of ticket sales.
"This is truly a unique Lottery game," Director Lemons added. "On New Year's Eve, someone will win a quarter of a million dollars, while most games only provide the potential of a winner."
Winning numbers will be drawn New Year's Eve at the Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover. All 256 winning numbers will be promptly posted on www.delottery.com.
To check your potentially winning number, visit delottery.com, call the Delaware Lottery hotline at 1-800-338-6200 or check you ticket at any Delaware Lottery Retailer.
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 also offers a variety of other games: POWERBALL®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.