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August 20, 2021


Newark woman wins $100,000 playing BONUS MONEY

Dover, DE — A 53-year-old retired woman from Newark has claimed the first $100,000 top prize for the recently introduced Instant Game BONUS MONEY. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket from the BP gas station in University Plaza, Newark.

While originally from Pennsylvania, the woman said she has been playing the Delaware Lottery for about eight years. She usually purchases one Instant Game ticket at a time whenever she’s in the mood for some fun.

The woman has won prizes as large as $7,000 playing the Delaware Lottery in the past, but this is her biggest win to date. She said her first reaction after scanning the ticket and realizing she won was, “Wow!”

“Congratulations to this lucky Delaware resident on their big win,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. “Two $100,000 top prizes still remain for the $20 Instant Game, which means there’s plenty of BONUS MONEY excitement ahead!”

The Delaware Lottery also currently offers the $20 Instant Game MEGA CASH with one $100,000 top prize currently available, along with two $20 Instant Games with $150,000 top prizes remaining (FANTASTIC MONEY MANIA and THE MONEY GAME). To view the latest Instant Games tickets available for purchase, please visit: Instant Games | Delaware Lottery.

The woman claimed her prize from Lottery Headquarters on August 13, 2021.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.6 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, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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