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2007 Press Releases

March 19, 2007

Happy Graduation! University of Delaware Student
Wins $10,000 Powerball Prize

Dover, DE -- It surely is a time for celebration for a 23-year-old Dewey Beach man. After successfully completing his last class at the University of Delaware last month, he scored $10,000 from the March 3 Powerball drawing.

The man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is now working as a liquor store manager in Rehoboth Beach and was absolutely shocked that he was able to match four numbers and the Powerball.

"I just kept thinking, 'You've got to be kidding me,'" he said. "Then I thought about how close I was to the jackpot. Only one more number and I'd have won $120 million."

But he wasn't complaining about his win. He is scheduled to graduate in May and the money will be put to good use. The recent graduate has already earmarked the money to repay student loans.

The man admitted that he's not a regular player, but likes to play when the jackpots are large. "I figured for $120 million, I'd give it a shot," he said.

The current Powerball jackpot stands at $15 million after Saturday's drawing saw a $182.7 million jackpot won in Oregon. Saturday's drawing also saw a $30,000 prize won in Delaware, but the winner has yet to come forward.

That winning ticket was purchased at the Shore Stop located at 801 Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach.

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

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

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