2007 Press ReleasesSeptember 06, 2007
SIXTEEN POWERBALL® PLAYERS IN AUGUST
WIN $10,000 OR MORE
Dover, DE -- The Delaware Lottery had a busy
month in August, with sixteen people winning prizes of $10,000 or more.
Fourteen of those winners have recently claimed their POWERBALL® prizes
from the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover, including a $200,000 winner
from the August 15th, 2007 drawing and a $30,000 winner from the August
25th, 2007 drawing. Two $10,000 prizes remain unclaimed as the POWERBALL®
jackpot continues to grow.
Leading up to the jackpot of $314.3 million, the winning ticket for which was sold in Richmond, Ind. on August 25th, the excitement in Delaware could be felt in the air. Because of the Delaware Lottery's anonymity policy, and the numerous winners already claiming prizes in the run-up to the jackpot, there was a steady flow ticket sales throughout the month.
"We're thrilled to see so many winners in Delaware," said Delaware Lottery Director Wayne Lemons. "Each of them has an exciting story to tell and we're happy to be a part of their experience."
All of the $10,000-plus winners, most of whom wished to remain anonymous, used the Quick Pick feature, in which the computer terminal randomly generates the numbers. Winners represented a wide range of players, including; retirees, a teacher, a nursing student, a body shop manager, and a group of postal workers who split their winnings 77 ways.
Three representatives from the group of postal workers claimed the prize on August 21, 2007 after finding out they had won by watching the numbers on TV. "We started off with six or seven of us chipping in to buy tickets," said one of the winners. "But over the years the group of players just kept growing to the 77 we have now."
During the month of August, overall POWERBALL® drawings yielded 181,138 winners, with prizes totaling $1.35 Million. The Delaware Lottery reminds players that prizes must be claimed within one year from the date of the drawing.
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $2.5 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.
Winner Privacy is our Policy.
The Delaware Lottery only publishes winner names with their consent.