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October 15, 2013



Dover, DE - October 15, 2013 -Mark Eashum, a 54-year-old man from Camden, DE, won $50,000 from the Delaware Lottery after playing the Lottery’s Instant Game $50,000 Richer! He purchased his winning ticket at Woodside’s Uncle Willie’s located at 5485 S. DuPont Highway.

Mr. Eashum told Lottery Officials that he had taken his two granddaughters, ages five and seven respectively, to Uncle Willie’s on a Sunday to do some shopping. While he was there, he decided to pick up some Sports Lottery tickets and purchased a few Instant tickets as well. Deciding not to wait, Mr. Eashum scratched his Instant tickets in the car and discovered that one ticket, $50,000 Richer!, had brought him some luck.

“I sat there a while in silent disbelief,” he said. “Then the five-year-old asked me, ‘Papa, are you ok?’ I told her that I was fine, but just won $50,000.”

His granddaughter’s immediate response to her grandfather was, “We are going to Disney World!”

Mr. Eashum plans to make good on this promise and will use a portion of his winnings to take the girls to Disney World.

 “We will go once the school year is finished and since the girls are doing so well in school,” he said.

Mr. Eashum claimed his $50,000 top prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on October 4.

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