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January 08, 2018


Delaware Man Rings in the New Year with $250,000 Instant Game Win

(DOVER, Del.) — A Delaware man is celebrating the start of the new year with a $250,000 win playing the Delaware Lottery’s $250,000 Cash Instant Game. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased six tickets from Concord Liquor in Seaford, Delaware, at the end of last year—and one turned out to be a big winner.

“It’s a good ending to the year and a great way to start off 2018,” said the man, who only started playing the Lottery in 2017.

He told Lottery officials that he was shocked when he found out he was a winner, and doesn’t plan to share the news with anyone other than his parents. He said he hasn’t decided yet what he will do with his winnings, other than to save the money for now.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on Friday, Dec. 29.

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