2017 Press Releases
January 26, 2017
Bridgeville Man Takes Home $265,100 Jackpot Playing MULTI-WIN LOTTO
(DOVER, DE) — A 62-year-old man from Bridgeville, Delaware, won a $265,100 jackpot prize playing Delaware’s exclusive Lottery game, MULTI-WIN LOTTO. The man purchased the winning ticket for the November 25, 2016, drawing on November 23, 2016, from Royal Farms on Sussex Highway in Bridgeville, Delaware.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been playing MULTI-WIN LOTTO since the game’s start in 2005 and said this is his largest win to date.
“I had about 30 tickets sitting around, dating all the way back to November,” said the winner. “I went into the store with the tickets, and when I got the first ticket scanned, all these numbers shot out of the machine! My vision is not that great now that I’m older, so I had to ask the clerk to make sure I was seeing things correctly.”
The lucky man told Lottery officials that the exciting news still hasn’t sunk in. “I just couldn’t believe it. I told my mom about the news and she started crying. She hugged me and said she was very thankful that I will have peace of mind for the rest of my life.”
“The most exciting thing about this is that I won’t have to worry about retirement anymore,” said the winner. “I will continue to work as a forklift operator because I’ve still got a job to do—at least until retirement.”
The winner plans to do some traveling since he enjoys visiting places he hasn’t seen. “I think I want to go to Hot Springs, Arkansas. I camped outside with my girlfriend on a trip not too long ago because we really like nature, but now we can afford a place to stay, and don’t have to sleep on the ground!”
The winner claimed his $265,100 prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Wednesday, January 25. He reminded Lottery officials that he still has the remaining 29 tickets to check and is hoping one of them is also a winner.
About the Delaware Lottery
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery, and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at www.delottery.com, at licensed locations and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.
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About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.
Winner Privacy is our Policy.
The Delaware Lottery only publishes winner names with their consent.