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2015 Winners

Retired State Employee Ends the Year with $10,000 Lottery Win

(Dover, Del.)—Myrai Johnson, a 79-year-old retired state employee from Wilmington, Delaware, has ended 2015 on a high note after winning $10,000 from Delaware Lottery’s KENO®. She purchased the lucky ticket at James and Jesse’s Barber in Wilmington on December 23.

Myrai told Lottery officials that she is a regular Lottery player and this is her largest win to date. “I have won the Lottery before but nothing as large as this,” she said excitedly. “When I found out I won, I was in absolute shock—I had to run to the bathroom,” she laughed.

The first people she told about the win were her two granddaughters, who accompanied her to claim her prize. “I was so happy when Mom-Mom told me she won,” said one of Myrai’s granddaughters. “I don’t play the Lottery myself, so it’s very exciting when someone you know wins!”

Myrai said this win has already changed her life and she plans to use some of the money to pay her bills. She collected her $10,000 prize (less 25% federal tax) at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on December 28, 2015.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Maryland Woman Celebrates the Holidays Early with a $20,000 Win

(Dover, Del.)—A 87-year-old retired woman from Elkton, Maryland, won $20,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s Make My Month Instant Game. She purchased two tickets—including the winning ticket—from Suburban Tobacco in Newark, Delaware.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said this is her biggest Lottery win to date. “I don’t play the Lottery that often, but always hope to win something when I do,” she said. “When I scratched off the ticket at home, I was very calm because I didn’t think I won.”

She told Lottery Officials that she will continue to play the Lottery and hopes to win again. The woman doesn’t have any big plans for the money but will purchase some holiday gifts, including a new leash for her dog. The winner collected her $20,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on December 14, 2015.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Delaware Couple Strikes Gold After Winning a Top Prize from the Delaware Lottery’s Gold 7

(Dover, Del.)—A married couple of 59 years from Felton, Delaware, struck gold after winning $15,000 from the Delaware Lottery’s Gold 7 Instant Game. They purchased the winning ticket from the Rodney Village Shore Stop in Dover.

The retired couple, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials they normally purchase Mega Million® tickets but decided to buy the Gold 7 ticket that day.

“I bought two Gold 7 tickets in September—one for myself and one for my son-in-law,” said the woman. “I didn’t win anything, but my son-in-law won $80. Since then, I’ve been keeping my eyes out for a Gold 7 ticket. So when my husband and I were out shopping, he saw the ticket and decided to buy it. Let’s just say I’m glad he bought it!”

The duo scratched off the ticket in their car and couldn’t believe they won. “Our first thought was, ‘This can’t be true,’” they said. “We kept on looking at the ticket and asking ourselves if we really won. In disbelief, we put the ticket in our car’s glove compartment and drove to the Lottery office.”

Once the Lottery confirmed they won, the couple told Lottery officials this is their largest win to date. They plan to use the money to pay bills and put the rest away. “We also plan on telling our four daughters about the win, and I know they will be through the moon,” said the man.

The husband and wife collected their $15,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on December 11, 2015.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Rehoboth Beach Native Takes Home $50,004 Playing POWERBALL®

(Dover, Del.)—A 57-year-old retired Delmarva Power employee from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, won $50,004 playing the POWERBALL® on November 4, 2015. The man purchased his winning ticket at 3rd Base Liquors in Frederica, Delaware.

He discovered his win after checking his numbers online. “I left my tickets in my car and the numbers that I saw on the computer looked very familiar,” said the winner, who played a Quick Pick and selected the POWERBALL® number. “Once I realized I won, my body went numb. I’ve been playing the Lottery on and off for about 30 years, and this is my largest win.”

Still in disbelief that he won, the man stopped at the Safeway in Dover to scan his ticket before claiming his prize at the Lottery office. “A woman at Safeway saw me scanning my ticket and asked me if I won $5,000. When I told her that it was actually $50,004, she was all giggly,” he added.

The winner matched four white balls plus the POWERBALL® on one line and matched the POWERBALL® on another line to win $50,004. The result of this prize is due to the POWERBALL® redesign that went into effect on October 4, 2015. Players now choose their first five numbers from a set of 69 (previously 59) white balls and their POWERBALL® from a pool of 26 (previously 35) red balls. In addition to this change, the game’s third prize level received a five-fold increase from $10,000 to $50,000 for matching four of the first five numbers and the POWERBALL®.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on November 6, 2015. He told Lottery officials that he hasn’t spoken to anyone about his win yet, but plans to give his grandson a nice Christmas with the winnings. “My life isn’t going to change dramatically, but I am extremely humbled to have won,” said the winner.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Local Resident “Looking for Money” Finds $10,000 within Minutes Playing Delaware Lottery’s Keno®

(Dover, Del.)—A 66-year-old Bear, Delaware, man received quite a shock after approaching a clerk with what he thought was a $1,000-winning Keno® ticket. The clerk at the 24/7 Food Mart on Pulaski Highway in Glasgow, Delaware—where the winner purchased the ticket on November 1, 2015—politely corrected the gentleman, telling him that he had, in fact, won $10,000.

“I looked on the screen, saw I won, and believed it was for $1,000, which made me happy,” said the winner, who wishes to remain anonymous. “When she told me I had won ten times as much... well, I was beyond happy at that point!”

The man has been a regular Delaware Lottery player throughout its history, having purchased his very first Delaware Lottery ticket in 1975. While his $10,000 Keno® win is not his only win, it is his largest win in 40 years. His reason for purchasing three Keno® tickets on the day of his big win was pretty straight forward.

“I’m looking for money,” said the man. “I have a mortgage to pay, student loans for my kids... this money will go a long way.”

After discovering he had won $10,000 playing Keno®, the man shared the news with his wife, who immediately asked excitedly if he had won the POWERBALL®.

“When I told her I won in Keno®, nothing changed—she was still happy and excited with such a substantial victory,” said the winner. “I didn’t tell her, but I plan to set some of the $10,000 aside for her.”

The man told Lottery Officials he also plans to use the money to help pay bills and his children’s student loans. He collected his $10,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on November 5, 2015.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Impulse Stop Leads to a $25,010 Win for Delaware Man

(Dover, Del.)—A 63-year-old married retiree from Bridgeville, Delaware, won $25,010 playing Delaware Lottery’s Mega Millions Megaplier. The man, who has been playing the Lottery regularly for 25 years, told officials that this is his biggest win to date. He purchased the Quick Pick ticket at Royal Farms in Harrington, Delaware, on October 30.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that he stopped at Royal Farms on a whim because he was thirsty. “I wasn’t really planning on buying Lottery tickets but decided to since I was already there,” said the man. “I usually buy tickets wherever it happens to be convenient, and I always buy five tickets.”

The man paid an extra dollar per play for the Megaplier. The Megaplier multiplies a cash prize 2, 3, 4, or 5 times up to $5 million cash. The Megaplier on October 30, 2015 was a five. If he had not purchased the multiplier, his win would have only been $5,002. He matched four white balls plus the Megaball for $5,000. He also matched one white ball plus the Megaball for $2.

He checked the winning numbers once he got home. When he realized that he had won, the first person he told was his wife of 45 years.

“My wife and I were getting ready to go away for the weekend when I decided to look at the Lottery numbers on my phone,” he said. “I honestly couldn’t believe that I won.”

When asked how he will use the money, the man said he will pay off his daughter’s college loan. “We were already planning on paying for it, but it’s nice that we can take care of it sooner rather than later,” he said.

The man told Lottery officials that he is thankful. “We are very blessed already. I’m happy to have won but this isn’t going to change anything in our life,” said the man. “I told my wife that I love her just as much as I did before the win.”

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Newark Native “Maxes” Out with Top Prize of $50,000

(Dover, Del.)—A 43-year-old woman from Newark, Delaware, won a top prize of $50,000 playing Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game Maximum Money. She purchased her winning ticket from Windsor Market in Wilmington, Delaware.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, started playing the Lottery years ago. She told Lottery officials that this is her largest win to date. She scratched off the ticket while still in the store and was so shocked when she found out she won, she asked the store clerk to double-check the ticket.

“When I called my family to tell them the news, they didn’t believe me at first,” said the winner. “Once they realized I was telling the truth, they were just as shocked and surprised as I was.”

The woman claimed her prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on November 2. When asked how she was going to spend the winnings, the woman responded that she plans to put the money in savings. “I haven’t thought about how I am going to spend this money yet. I am just very happy right now.”

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Delaware Woman Wins $50,000 From “Make My Year” Instant Game

(Dover, Del.)—A 20-year-old server from Frankford, Delaware, won a top prize of $50,000 playing Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, “Make My Year.” She said she purchased the winning ticket at Royal Farms in Laurel, Delaware, on October 16.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that she likes to play the Lottery from time to time to test her chances. “When I scratched off the ticket, I couldn’t believe that I won. I was in shock; I was excited—I experienced a whole range of emotions at once!” she said.

She claimed her prize on October 22 at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover. The winner told Lottery officials that she’s not sure what she wants to buy with the winnings yet, but plans to use the money wisely.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Delaware Man Wins $20,000 Playing More Money

(Dover, Del.)—A 30-year-old employee of Asplundh Tree Expert Company from Frederica, Delaware, won a top prize of $20,000 playing Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game More Money. He purchased the winning ticket at Goose Creek in Selbyville, Delaware, on October 20.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that he plays the Lottery regularly and will usually purchase one ticket in the morning. On the morning of October 20, he bought two tickets. “There were only two tickets in the ticket holder, so I decided to just buy the remaining two,” he said.

While traveling, the man scratched off the tickets. When he realized he had won, he asked his coworker, who was in the car with him, to double-check the ticket. “I was in absolute shock and had to have another set of eyes look at it,” he said.

The man then stopped at Mike’s Food Market in Milford to formally confirm he had won the top prize. Once the store confirmed, he drove to the Lottery Headquarters in Dover to claim his prize. The next thing that happened was totally unexpected—he didn’t have the winning ticket with him! “I was so excited that I won that I didn’t realize I left the ticket at the store in Milford,” he explained. “My girlfriend was kind enough to drive all the way to Milford and back to pick up the ticket.”

He told Lottery officials that his daughter’s birthday is in four days and he plans to buy her whatever she wants with the winnings. He also plans to buy a new car and something for his girlfriend. “I am so happy and grateful that I won,” the man said. “This win has already changed my life.”

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Retired Police Officer Wins $150,000 Playing Classic Cash

(Dover, Del.)—Joseph Kane, a 58-year-old retired Chester, Pennsylvania, police officer, won the top prize of $150,000 playing Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game Classic Cash. He purchased the winning ticket at Boyd’s Corner Liquors in Middletown on October 13.

Kane, who now lives in Middletown, Delaware, purchased two Instant Tickets and decided to scratch them off in the store. “I was in complete disbelief that I won,” he said. The first person to find out about his win was the store clerk. “I think he’s still celebrating for me!” added Kane.

He told Lottery officials that he plans to use the money to help pay for his three children’s education. “I have one getting their master’s degree at St. John’s, an undergrad at Wesley, and the youngest is going to college next year,” he said. “It’ll be nice to not have to worry about student loans.”

Kane plays the Lottery’s Instant Games once a week and is a repeat winner, but says this is his largest win to date. He claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Wednesday, October 14.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Lucky Number Eight Helps Delaware Man Win $25,000

(Dover, Del.)—A retired man from Selbyville, Delaware, won $25,000 after playing the Delaware Lottery’s “25,000 Payout” Instant Game. He purchased one ticket—the winning ticket—at Royal Farms in Dagsboro, Delaware.

“I was filling up my gas tank at Royal Farms and decided to purchase a Lottery ticket,” said the winner, who wished to remain anonymous. “I was at pump number eight and my wife’s birthday is May 8, so I decided to purchase a ticket in slot number eight.”

After making his purchase, the man got in his car to drive home. His wife of 57 years scratched off the ticket in the car and saw that he won the top prize.

“I honestly couldn’t believe that I won,” said the man. “We stopped at Bodie’s Market in Selbyville and I had to ask the store clerks to double-check the ticket and confirm that I won.”

The winner and father of four claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Tuesday, October 6. He told Lottery officials that he plans to use some of the winnings to pay bills—and that eight is now his favorite number.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Dover Man Wins $10,000 Playing Powerball®

(Dover, Del.)—An 83-year-old man from Dover, Delaware, won $10,000 from a Powerball® Quick Pick purchase for the September 23 drawing at the Shore Stop in Camden, Delaware. The winner claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on September 28. He told Lottery officials that this is his first major Lottery win and he plans to pay some bills with the winnings.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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$10 Turns into $35,000 for Lucky Dover Woman

(Dover, Del.)—A mother of two from Dover, Delaware, won the top prize of $35,000 in the Delaware Lottery’s “10X the Cash” Instant Game. She purchased the ten-dollar winning ticket at Royal Farms located on Route 10 in Dover.

“I have been playing the Lottery for a number of years but was absolutely shocked to learn that I won the top prize!” said the winner.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that she feels very lucky and plans to put the money in her savings. She redeemed her winning ticket on September 8, 2015, at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Wilmington Man Scratches His Way Into September With a $25,000 Win

(Dover, Del.)—A 46-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, started September with $25,000 after winning the Delaware Lottery’s “Delaware Limited” Instant Game. He purchased the winning ticket from Miller Smoke Shop on Market Street in Wilmington and redeemed it at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover.

“I was incredibly surprised to learn that I won,” said the winner, who has been playing the lottery for about three years.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, told lottery officials that he plans to use the money to pay his bills.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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College Student Starts New School Year with $15,000 from The Delaware Lottery’s “Gold 7” Instant Game

(Dover, Del.)—A 20-year-old college student from Aston, Pennsylvania won the top prize of $15,000 in the Delaware Lottery’s “Gold 7” Instant Game. She bought the winning ticket from Discount Cigarettes of Fenwick Island.

The woman redeemed her winning ticket at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on August 12. She told Lottery Officials that she plans to use the money to purchase a car and will continue to play the lottery.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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First-Time Lottery Winner Takes Home Top Prize in The Delaware Lottery's "10X the Money" Instant Game

(Dover, Del.)—A 22-year-old Air Force employee from Middletown, Delaware, won the top prize of $35,000 in the Delaware Lottery’s “10X the Money” Instant Game. He bought one ticket—the winning ticket—from the Middletown ACME.

“I was shocked when I found out I won,” said the winner, who wished to remain anonymous.

The first-time lottery winner celebrated with his fiancé. He claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on August 10. He told Lottery Officials he plans to use the money to pay off his student loans.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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$20,000 POWERBALL® Win Makes 60th Birthday a Very Happy One a Newark Resident

(Dover, Del.) - For the second time in his sixty years, a Newark, Del., man has won big playing the POWERBALL® with POWER PLAY® on his birthday. His most recent win occurred on his milestone sixtieth birthday, when the June 10, 2015 POWERBALL® with POWER PLAY® drawing resulted in a $20,000 winning ticket. The man purchased his winning ticket on June 10 at the Skyway One on Old Baltimore Pike in Newark, Del. He discovered his $20,000 “birthday gift” the morning after the drawing when he checked his numbers online, then returned to the retailer for confirmation.

“I was so surprised, I didn't believe it at first, so I went to the store to scan it,” said the winner, a professional in the IT field. “I then shared the news with my uncle, and he couldn't believe it either - especially since I won on my birthday once before.”

The man's first significant birthday win occurred several years ago with prizes totaling $12,500 when he played his birth year. This time, however, he utilized the Quick Pick options because he was close to the deadline for purchasing tickets for that night's drawing.

The winner has been playing POWERBALL® weekly for approximately twenty years, and plans to continue his routine.

“They say good things come in three's; maybe then I'm entitled to another big birthday win down the road!”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on June 12. He told Lottery Officials that he plans to use the $20,000 to pay off his two sons' student loans so they can “get off on the right foot” in their careers, one as a math teacher at Delaware Technical Community College, and the other in the Philadelphia Police Academy.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Local Woman Celebrates Retirement With $15,000 Top Prize In The Delaware Lottery's 5X The Cash Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) - After twenty-six years of service in the Colonial School District, a Middletown, Del. woman got an “education” in the power of giving the gift of Delaware Lottery Instant Games! Among ten Delaware Lottery tickets given to the woman by a friend as a retirement gift was a 5X THE CASH Instant Game ticket delivering the top-prize of $15,000. The friend purchased the winning ticket at the Airport News & Tobacco on DuPont Highway in Newport, Del.

“I retired Friday, May 29. My children threw me a retirement party on Saturday, but it wasn't until Sunday after things settled down that I sat down to scratch off the tickets,” said the winner, who wished to remain anonymous. “I was thrilled with the $88 I won from the other tickets, but wasn't quite sure what to make of the tenth ticket. I would look at it, then put it down, then look at it again. Finally, I decided to set it aside until my husband came home.”

After the winner's husband looked at the ticket, the couple decided to go to a nearby lottery Retailer to redeem the $88 in tickets and inquire about the other. The Retailer paid the winner for the $88 in winnings from the other tickets, but told the couple they needed to go to Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover for the other.

“I didn't believe it at first when he told us we had won $15,000,” said the woman. “But here we are now holding the check in our hands and it's real. I play the POWERBALL® now and then, but never really play Instant Games. I think now, I might play more often!”

“We give Instant Game tickets as gifts pretty often,” said the husband. “I used to think maybe we were 'cheaping out' on gift giving… tickets are inexpensive to give. But now, I don't think that. When you consider the fun people have scratching the tickets, not to mention the potential of winning, it's a pretty nice gift.”

The winner and her husband claimed her $15,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Thursday, June 4, 2015. At the time, the couple hadn't had time to decide what to do with the money, although, upon hearing the news, one of their three adult children suggested a family vacation to Disney World for the winning couple their children and six grandchildren. The friend who gave the gift said she hoped the winner used the money to something for herself.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Delaware Lottery's “5X The Cash” $15,000 Top Prize Helps Build a Future For Newly Engaged Woman & Her Fiancé

(Dover, Del.) - After a challenging year that included a house fire and the loss of her father, a Georgetown, Del. woman is feeling much cheerier thanks to winning the $15,000 top prize in the Delaware Lottery's 5X THE CASH Instant Game. The twenty-nine year old purchased her winning ticket at the Long Neck Food Lion in Millsboro, Del. on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Having entered the store to purchase other Instant Game tickets, the winner decided on a whim to give 5X THE CASH a try; she and her mother scratched the four tickets Sunday morning and discovered the top-prize win.

“Mom said I had a $15,000 winner on the ticket in my hand and I said, 'no way,' sure she had been mistaken,” said the woman, who wished to remain anonymous. “It is so awesome! We were ecstatic and started hugging and jumping up and down.”

The winner, who works for her fiancé's construction company, said the good fortune couldn't have come at a better time, as she inherited a boat from her father that needs fixing, and after a recent fire, she and her future husband need to repair their home.

“I am ecstatic for my daughter, she deserves this,” said the winner's mother, who was visiting from Butte, Mont. “I was just visiting, but after the win I started thinking, gee, I DO like Delaware!”

The winner has been playing Delaware Lottery Instant Games regularly since December, her first experience being when her uncle gave her a few tickets as a thank-you gift. In addition to her 5X THE CASH win, in February the woman won the top prize of $4,000 in the Delaware Lottery's I (HEART) CASH Instant Game.

“When I won the $4,000 I said to myself I was going to keep playing,” said the winner. “I work hard, and I work a lot. Playing the lottery is a nice little gift I give to myself to enjoy.”

The winner claimed her $15,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Avid Fisherman Lands The Big One - Taking Home $50,000 In The Delaware Lottery's Make My Year Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) - A 56 year old Lewes, Del. resident and avid fisherman “reeled in the big one” on Friday, May 29, 2015, winning one of the top prizes of $50,000 in the Delaware Lottery's MAKE MY YEAR Instant Game. The man had stopped in the General Store in Lewes, Del. to purchase MEGA MILLIONS® tickets for that night's drawing, when he saw the MAKE MY YEAR scratch off game. Listening to an earlier premonition of his, he decided to buy a single MAKE MY YEAR ticket, which ended up being the $50,000-winning ticket.

“Exactly two weeks before, I had a dream I picked up a lucky coin that lead to me winning the big one,” said the man, who wished to remain anonymous. “When I saw the MAKE MY YEAR ticket hanging in the General Store, I just had a feeling it was related to the dream, so I bought one. Then it happened, the Lottery really did make my year!”

After making his purchase, the man returned to his car to scratch off the ticket. He initially thought he won $50, and returned to the store, where he finished scratching off the ticket to discover he had won $50,000. According to customers and General Store employees, the man turned as white as a ghost, started shaking, and worried them so much they called 9-1-1.

“They thought I was having a heart attack,” said the winner. “I was so deep in shock. From the General Store I headed to work at the bait-and-tackle shop, and my supervisor took one look at me and knew something was up. She gave me the night off to celebrate and calm down. It's three days later and I'm still in shock!”

The man has been playing the lottery regularly for nearly forty years; however, he rarely plays Instant Games, preferring POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTO®, and more recently, LUCKY FOR LIFE™. While the top $50,000 prize in MAKE MY YEAR is by far his biggest win, this past April the man also had a significant win of $10,000 playing the lottery.

The winner claimed his $50,00 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, June 1. He plans to use some of his winnings to give his daughter a “very big envelope” at her wedding this fall, take care of some needed dental work, repair his roof and possibly treat himself to a fishing trip to Key West, Fla. The remainder he will put into a savings account.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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It Is, Indeed, a “Merry, Merry Month Of May” For Two Top-Prize Delaware Lottery Instant Game Winners

(Dover, Del.) - The first half of May 2015 proved to be a memorable and exciting time for two Delaware residents who cashed in on top prizes from playing Delaware Lottery Instant Games.

The first winner claimed her top-prize of $20,000 in the “Make My Month!” Instant Game at Lottery Headquarters on May 4. The twenty-nine-year old woman is a resident of Dagsboro, DE and purchased her winning ticket at the Fenwick Island Goose Creek in Selbyville.

The second top-prize winner of May claimed her $15,000 from playing the Delaware Lottery “Gold 7” Instant Game on May 12. The fifty-eight-year-old Middletown, Del. resident purchased her winning ticket at the Books and News in Newark, Del.

Both winners wished to remain anonymous.

“While everyone who comes in to claim a top prize is visibly excited and happy, not everyone is ready to share their story; some are still a little in shock,” said, Barbara Hutchins, Assistant Director, Traditional Games, Delaware Lottery. “Still, we're taking the time to announce their wins as a way of thanking them for supporting the Lottery, as well as to keep our community aware of the many ways the Lottery is making an impact on the lives of their neighbors.”

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Local Truck Driver Hauls In Final Top Prize In The Delaware Lottery's “PAY ME! $50,000” Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) - Thomas Wegman brought in the most memorable haul of his tri-state trucking career this spring, scratching off the top prize of $50,000 on a Delaware Lottery “Pay Me! $50,000” Instant Game ticket. The Georgetown, DE resident's win was also the final top-prize remaining for “Pay Me! $50,000.” Mr. Wegman purchased just one ticket - the winning ticket - the morning of April 18, 2015 at Bodie's Market in Millsboro, DE.

“I scratched it off, initially thinking I had won $50” said the forty-four year old Wegner. “But when I scanned it at the store and saw $50,000 I thought to myself “I don't think this is right!”

The first person that he shared the great news with was his preacher. Wegner told Delaware Lottery officials he prefers instant games and has been playing “forever,” and this is his biggest win to date. He intends to use his winnings towards a down payment on a new home.

Wegner claimed his $50,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, April 20.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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“Just a Feeling” Quickly Becomes Feeling Ecstatic When Delaware Lottery's “PAY ME! $100,000” Serves Up $100,000 Top Prize

(Dover, Del.) - After using the ATM at a local convenience store, an 87-year-old man had a feeling it may be his lucky day, purchased a Delaware Lottery “Pay Me! $100,000” Instant Game ticket and emerged the winner of the game's $100,000 top prize. The Delaware resident purchased his winning ticket on Sunday, April 13, 2015 at the DOT Discount Cigarette Outlet in the Mason Dixon Shopping Center in Selbyville, DE. He scratched off his ticket while still at the store where he purchased it, but didn't discover his major win until several minutes later.

“I thought I had won $100, so I went back to the clerk to cash it in,” said the winner who currently enjoys retirement. “She scanned my ticket, let out a little shriek and said she couldn't cash my ticket. When she told me why, I thought I was going to faint!”

The winner first told his daughter, one of the man's three children, who also screamed then sagely advised her father not to spend it all immediately. One day after his win, the man had yet to tell his other daughter, son and seven grandchildren.

“I have a lot of family to tell; but I don't think I'll get tired of doing it! A day later and I'm still a little shaky - this is the most money I've ever had.”

The winner told Delaware Lottery officials that this was by far his largest win playing the lottery, and that his first plans for the money will be to pay medical bills from recent surgeries. He also indicated that he buys Instant Game tickets whenever he gets the "quirk" in his mind that he may be lucky, which is approximately once a week.

Tired, yet still very excited, the winner claimed his $100,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, April 13, saying, “I was so excited and still in shock a little, I was awake all night.”

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Frederica Man “Falls” Into $100,000; Wins “$100,000 Cash Fall” Instant Game Top Prize

(Dover, Del.) - A 55 year-old-man from Frederica became the Delaware Lottery's most recent Instant Game top-prize winner. The player, who wished to remain anonymous, was the fortunate winner of $100,000-the top prize of the $20 Instant Game “$100,000 Cash Fall.” He purchased his winning Instant ticket and a POWERBALL® ticket from Mike's Liquors in Milford on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

He described his reaction upon discovering he won after scratching the ticket at home. “I had to do a double take at first because I thought this couldn't be right,” he said. “Once I believed it, I immediately told my wife that I won.”

The man is a regular player of the Delaware Lottery's Instant Games and also enjoys playing POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS®. He stated that the $100,000 win is by far his largest, well exceeding his previous highest win of $1,000.

The winner claimed his $100,000 prize at the Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, April 6, 2015. He told officials that he plans on using the money to pay off bills and put the rest in savings.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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April Fools' Day Turns Into Serious Happiness For $25,000 Mega Millions® With Megaplier® Winner

(Dover, Del.) - While many were pulling practical jokes on April 1, 2015, one Middletown resident was 'business as usual,' as he made his weekly Delaware Lottery ticket purchase, which resulted in a $25,000 MEGA MILLIONS® win. The man purchased his MEGA MILLIONS® with Megaplier® ticket at Shore Stop on Summit Bridge Road in Middletown. Adding the Megaplier® option to his ticket for an extra dollar was a fortunate decision that increased his winnings by $20,000 (from $5,000 to $25,000). He discovered his win the morning after the April 3, 2015 drawing.

“I purchased my ticket Wednesday (April 1), the drawing was Friday night and I checked my numbers first thing Saturday morning,” said the winner, who wished to remain anonymous. “I thought I had won, but I still had to check it three or four more times before I believed it.”

The man, an engineer, told his wife immediately. The couple then woke up their teenage son and daughter, and the family marked what may be their happiest 7AM Saturday wakeup call to date!

“My wife was surprised and didn't believe me at first. Then she cried a little when she realized it was true. My daughter insisted on seeing the ticket before she'd believe it.”

The winner has been playing the Delaware Lottery regularly for a couple of years, and likes to play a variety of games. The man claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, April 6, 2015. As this was his largest win to date, he and his family are carefully considering how they will use the money and, therefore, didn't have a set plan for their winnings to share with Lottery officials at the time.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Just “Passing Through” Pays Off For A New Jersey Man With A $15,000 Win In Delaware Lottery's “SILVER 7” Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) - A 25-year-old Military Contractor from New Jersey stopped for coffee on his way to Maryland in late March, and drove away having won the top prize of $15,000 in the Delaware Lottery's “Silver 7” Instant Game. The man purchased his winning ticket at the Shore Stop on DuPont Highway in New Castle.

“I was just passing through on my way from New Jersey to Delaware and stopped to use the restroom and stretch my legs. I decided to buy a cup of coffee and a lottery ticket while I was there,” said the winner, who wished to remain anonymous. “After I scratched the ticket, I had to read it seven or eight times to believe it, and even then I had to ask my friend to confirm it.”

The man's driving companion did confirm that he had won the top prize of $15,000. “I was absolutely blown away,” said the winner. “I called my parents, who gave me the stock parental advice to save the money and invest it smartly.”

The man told Delaware Lottery officials that the win could not have come at a better time, as he was starting a new job in Maryland the following week and had been pinching pennies due to the expenses related to moving and getting a new apartment.

“Thanks to this, I'll be able to pay expenses and be totally debt free… plus maybe get a TV for my new apartment.”

The man has been playing the lottery regularly for approximately six months, and plans to continue the same level of participation. The winner claimed his $15,000 “Silver 7” top prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

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Impulse Purchase Results in $15,000 “Silver 7's” Top Prize Win

(Dover, Del.) - A 61-year-old woman from Hockessin, DE, who enjoys occasionally playing the Delaware Lottery, purchased an Instant Game ticket on a whim and has $15,000 to show for it. The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her top-prize-winning “Silver 7's” Instant Game ticket at the Hess Station on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington.

“I enjoy playing the Instant Games occasionally but on that day I wasn't thinking about picking one up until it popped into my head while I was out,” she said. “When I scratched off the ticket I was in disbelief that I won $15,000. It took a minute to actually sink in!”

The woman immediately told her husband about the winning ticket and is very thankful for her good fortune. They plan on using the money towards their mortgage. She claimed her prize on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Lottery headquarters in Dover.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Dover Woman Welcomes Spring With a $35,000 Top-Prize Win In The Delaware Lottery's “10X The Money” Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) - A 28-year-old resident advisor from Dover celebrated the first full day of spring with her first-ever top-prize win in a Delaware Lottery Instant Game, scratching off a $35,000-winning “10X The Money” ticket on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The woman purchased five tickets, including her 'big winner,' at the Stop & Shop on Walker Road in Dover. She discovered her win shortly after purchasing her tickets.

“I knew as soon as I scratched off the ticket that I was a big winner,” said the woman, who wished to remain anonymous. “I was completely in shock. When everything sank in, I became a little nervous because I realized I would have to hold onto the winning ticket over the weekend before I could claim my prize at the Lottery office on Monday.”

The woman is a regular player of Delaware Lottery Instant Games and stated that her $35,000 win is by far her largest, well exceeding her previously highest win of $500.

The winner claimed her $35,000 top prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, March 23, 2015. She told officials she plans on using the money she has won to make a down payment on a new home.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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Friday The 13th Proves To Be One Of The Luckiest Days Ever For Delaware Lottery Multi-Win Lotto Top-Prize Winner

(Dover, Del.) - A Delaware man has given Friday the 13th superstitions a run for their money after winning the top prize in the Delaware Lottery's MULTI-WIN LOTTO this past Friday, March 13, 2015. The 56-year-old winner claimed his prize of $136,102 at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover the following Monday. The man, who wished to remain anonymous and quiet about his plans for the money, purchased his winning ticket at the Oak Orchard Royal Farms in Millsboro, DE, the same day of his top-prize-winning-drawing, March 13.

By another stroke of Friday the 13th “luck,” the winner elected to have his ticket's numbers chosen by Quick Pick that day, which resulted in his six-number, single-line match and the top-prize win.

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Delaware Lottery's “5x The Money” Serves Up $15,000 TOP Prize To Local Bartender

(Dover, Del.) - After spending his working hours serving up 'cheer' to customers, a bartender was given his own reason to cheer, courtesy of the Delaware Lottery's “5X the Money” Instant Game. The Newark man won the “5X the Money” top prize of $15,000 with a ticket purchased on February 22 at the Delaware Cigarette and Tobacco Outlet in Governors Square Shopping Center in Bear. The winner discovered he had won almost immediately after he purchased the ticket.

“I returned to my car and scratched off the ticket right away,” said the winner, who wished to remain anonymous. “I didn't believe it at first; I froze for a few seconds before I realized what had just happened.”

A regular Lottery player who purchases Instant Game tickets a few times per week, the man stated this was by far his greatest win since he started playing approximately two years ago. After discovering he had won $15,000, he called his girlfriend, then a good friend.

“My girlfriend reacted like I did - she couldn't believe it either and was very happy.”

The man said he doesn't expect to change his lottery playing habits, although, still feeling the momentum of his win, he did buy a couple of extra tickets the day after winning the $15,000.

The winner claimed his $15,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Tuesday, February 24. Still amazed by his win, he told Lottery Officials he hasn't really had time yet to make plans for using the money.

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$10,000 POWERBALL® Winning Ticket Gives New Jersey Resident His Largest Lottery Win To Date

(Dover, Del.) - A biomedical engineer from New Jersey is thankful he chose to purchase his POWERBALL® tickets in Delaware on February 18, for that night's drawing revealed he had a won $10,000. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased several tickets at the Fairfax News Stand on Concord Pike in Wilmington. A weekly POWERBALL® player, he discovered his win after checking his numbers online.

“Sure, I was hoping for the jackpot. But $10,000 is a nice win to have,” he said.

This $10,000 is by far the man's largest lottery win. The winner picked his own numbers, which had no particular significance to him. A husband and father of two adult children, the man told his wife first about the winning ticket.

“She didn't believe me at first,” he said. “But we are both happy to have the extra money.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on February 24. He told Lottery Officials that he plans to use the $10,000 to help pay taxes, and will continue to play POWERBALL® regularly.

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Loyal Lottery Player Takes Home $25,000 Delaware Limited Top Prize

(Dover, Del.) — A 74-year-old retired gentleman from Middletown, Del., became the Delaware Lottery's most recent Instant Game top prizewinner, claiming his $25,000 at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Monday, February 9, 2015. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his Delaware Limited top prizewinning ticket at Middletown News and Tobacco.

“I knew as soon as I scratched it that I won,” he said. “But I still didn't believe my luck and I was amazed at my good fortune!”

The gentleman told Lottery Officials that he enjoys playing the lottery regularly and purchases all games, not only Instant Games, but acknowledged that he has Instant Games to thank for his big win. He plans on putting the money in savings, for now.

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Second Pair Of Eyes Sees $150,000 Cash Blowout Top Prize

(Dover, Del.) — A 59-year-old retired man from Newark, Del., has a storeowner to thank for discovering his big $150,000 win. The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the top prizewinning Cash Blowout Instant ticket at Sansom's Country Maid in Newark on Tuesday, February 3.

The loyal Delaware Lottery player of 25 years scratched the ticket inside the store and thought he had won $5,000.

“My vision isn't the best so I handed the ticket to the storeowner to check it,” he said. “The storeowner told me that I won the $150,000 top prize, not $5,000!”

The gentleman told Lottery Officials that he was very grateful to the storeowner for being so helpful and catching his mistake about his big win. When asked what his first reaction was after he found out he won the top prize, he said, “I was speechless. And then I called my wife and told her!”

The gentleman plans on using the money to pay bills and is extremely grateful to the Delaware Lottery for his good fortune. He claimed his prize on Thursday, February 5, at the Lottery headquarters in Dover.

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$58 Powerball Winning Ticket Turns Into $40,000 Powerball With Power Play Win

Office Pool uses money from winning ticket to purchase more tickets, wins big

(Dover, Del.) — A group of four coworkers from the Delaware Psychiatric Center are thrilled after winning $40,000 from playing POWERBALL® with Power Play. The group, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased their POWERBALL Quick Pick tickets, one of which was the $40,000 winning ticket, at the Sunoco A-Plus in New Castle for the January 21 drawing.

“We won $58 on the previous POWERBALL drawing and decided to put it towards this drawing,” a representative of the group said. “We have been playing MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL as group now for about a year and this is our first big win!”

The day after the drawing, one of the members went online to Delottery.com to check their numbers and discovered they had won. They immediately called one of the other members and spread the word. After being asked what they would do with the money, there was an overwhelming response, “Pay off bills and put the rest in savings!” The group will split the money equally, giving each member $10,000.

The group claimed their prize at the Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Friday, January 23, 2015.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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“Lucky Feeling” Pays Off For Newark Man, Wins $25,000 Instant Game Top Prize

(Dover, Del.) — A 24-year-old roofer from Newark, Del., is ecstatic after winning $25,000 on the $5 Instant Game, “Pay Me! $25,000.” The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the Instant ticket on his way home from work at the Chelsea BP on Jay Drive in New Castle. The lucky winner said he does not typically play the lottery but on his way home from work he made a stop with friends to purchase a ticket.

“I was feeling lucky and just decided to buy the ticket,” he said.

The roofer scratched off the ticket in the car on the way home and immediately realized he had won. “The first people I told were my friends in the car,” he said.

The top prizewinner is unsure of what he is going to do with the money yet but told Lottery Officials that he is very happy he won. He redeemed his ticket at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 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®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports 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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