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2019 Press Releases

October 07, 2019

 

Ocean View man wins $25,000 a year for life

Dover, DE — A 59-year-old Ocean View man has won $25,000 a year for life after purchasing a winning LUCKY FOR LIFE® ticket from Wawa #856 in Delmar. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, typically buys $10 worth of LUCKY FOR LIFE® tickets when he plays the Lottery, but on this occasion, he decided to buy $20 worth of tickets.

“I usually have a ten-dollar bill with me when I play,” the man said. “When I purchased the winning ticket, I only had a twenty, so I thought, why not?”

The man played the Quick Pick option on the September 30 drawing and matched five numbers. He decided to take the lump sum payout of $390,004 before taxes. After taxes, the man will take home $296,403.

“September was a great month for Delaware Lottery players,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. “This is the second LUCKY FOR LIFE® $25,000 a year for life winner in the same month.”

When asked what he was planning to do with his winnings, the man said he is going to start his retirement a little earlier than expected.

The man claimed his prize from Lottery Headquarters on October 4, 2019.

LUCKY FOR LIFE® drawings are held Mondays and Thursdays at 10:38 pm. Tickets cost $2 and can be purchased up to 9:30 pm on drawing days. LUCKY FOR LIFE®, a multi-state drawing game, has a top prize of $1,000 a DAY for LIFE and a second prize of $25,000 a YEAR for LIFE, plus other cash prizes ranging from $3 to $5,000.

Players select five numbers from 1 to 48 and one Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18. Prizes range from $3 to the $1,000 a day for life jackpot. See prize chart for details.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 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®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video 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.

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