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March 19, 2019


$1,000,000 POWERBALL® ticket claimed by Selbyville man

Dover, DE — A 79-year-old Selbyville man matched five white balls for the March 2nd POWERBALL® drawing, winning $1,000,000 before taxes. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased two Quick Pick POWERBALL® tickets for the drawing from the Fenwick Island Goose Creek.

“I won $500 before, but obviously nothing this big,” the man said. I checked my numbers on the website (delottery.com) the morning after the drawing. I couldn’t believe it.”

After taxes, the man took home $760,000.

“This is the second $1,000,000 winner from Delaware in just two months,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. “A $1,000,000 winning MEGA MILLIONS® ticket was sold in Rehoboth in January.”

When asked what he was planning to do with his winnings, the man said he’s still deciding what to do – but for now, he’s just happy to have it in the bank.

The man claimed his prize from Lottery Headquarters on March 18, 2019.

The jackpot for Wednesday’s POWERBALL® drawing has an estimated annuity of $550 million – making it the 8th largest POWERBALL® jackpot. The cash option is an estimated $335 million.

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