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January 29, 2019

 

RETIRED MAN CLAIMS $1,000,000 MEGA MILLIONS® TICKET

Dover, DE — A 66-year-old retired man from Long Neck matched five numbers in the January 11th MEGA MILLIONS® drawing, winning $1,000,000 before taxes. The man, who wished to remain anonymous said he usually purchases a few Instant Game and Draw Game tickets every week. He purchased his winning MEGA MILLIONS® ticket at Atlantic Liquors in Rehoboth.

“I never could have believed this happened,” the man said. “I scanned it in the store and thought it was $1,000 at first. I scanned it, and the screen said it was a winner. I gave it to the woman (cashier), and she couldn’t believe it either.”

The man, who used Quick Pick to choose his numbers will take home $760,000 after taxes.

“What an exciting way to start 2019,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. “We’re extremely happy to see such a big winner here in Delaware.”

When asked what he was planning on doing with his winnings, said he planned to relax and enjoy life.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on January 25, 2019.

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