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October 10, 2020


Seaford woman wins $50,000 playing TOP DOLLAR

Dover, DE — Heidi Cannon, a 61-year-old hospice nurse from Seaford, enjoys playing the Delaware Lottery while visiting local stores in her neighborhood. Her typical weekly purchase includes two MEGA MILLIONS® tickets and one Instant Game ticket. However, a recent visit to Royal Farms #38 in Seaford ended with her Instant Game ticket choice winning her one of the TOP DOLLAR top prizes of $50,000.

Mrs. Cannon said that her first reaction after scratching the ticket and realizing she won was, “What!?”. This is her biggest win since she started playing the Delaware Lottery several years ago. “I like to play because of all the possibilities,” Mrs. Cannon said. She called her eldest daughter, followed by her husband, to share the good news.

“This is a very exciting win for Mrs. Cannon and her family,” said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery. “There’s still another $50,000 winning TOP DOLLAR ticket out there and we look forward to sharing the excitement of winning with another Delaware Lottery player!”

When asked what she was planning to do with her winnings, Mrs. Cannon said, “I’m putting the money in savings. It will get me one-step closer to retirement and allow me to help my family.”

Mrs. Cannon claimed her prize from Lottery Headquarters on October 5, 2020.

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