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2016 Winners

$50,000 Top-Prize Win in the Delaware Lottery’s 50X Instant Game Makes It a Very Merry Christmas for One Laurel, Delaware, Couple

(Dover, Del.) — The fact that it was Christmas Day didn’t deter one Laurel, Delaware, resident from disrupting her daily routine of buying a Delaware Lottery Instant Game ticket. On December 25, she made her way to the Royal Farms at 8800 Concord Road in Blades, Delaware, and purchased a ticket for the Delaware Lottery’s 50X Instant Game, which turned out to be a $50,000 winner.

“I made my purchase, returned home and scratched off the ticket with my husband and son,” said the retiree, who wished to remain anonymous. “As soon as we saw what we thought was a $50,000 win, I went right back to the Royal Farms to make sure. Sure enough, they confirmed that I had won. Besides me thanking the clerk, I was speechless.”

The woman returned home, safeguarding her ticket. Her $50,000 win on December 25 represented the final top prize available in the 50X Instant Game.

“My husband was so happy,” said the mother of four and grandmother of seven. “Then he told me to make sure I go to the Lottery office first thing on Tuesday, then directly to the bank after that and deposit the money!”

“I don’t plan on changing my Lottery habits,” said the winner. “But I also don’t expect this wonderful win will change my life much either. We’re going to put it in the bank and use it responsibly to pay some bills as well as to have some safekeeping for unexpected medical bills or other expenses.”

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 Native Celebrates the Holidays Early with $25K MEGA MILLIONS® with Megaplier Win

(Dover, Del.) — One lucky warehouse associate started the holiday season with an early gift. The 51-year-old man from Newark, Delaware, won $25,000 playing MEGA MILLIONS® with Megaplier. The man purchased his winning ticket from Acme of College Square in Newark, Delaware.

The longtime player, who wished to remain anonymous, said this is his biggest Lottery win to date.

“I usually check my tickets online and was sitting at home when I found out that I won,” he said. “I really couldn’t believe this was happening and had to keep checking the ticket, because you never expect to see your numbers!”

The man was shocked and wanted to share the news with his longtime partner, who he mentioned was really excited about the win. The winner picked his own numbers, which were the birth years of his brother, sister, mom and dad. Ironically, his birth year was the only white ball that wasn’t picked.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Friday, December 23, 2016.

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 Business Owner Exchanges $25 Winner for One Worth A Quarter Million Dollars

(Dover, Del.) — Gregory Brown, a 54-year-old Delaware business owner, made the business transaction of his lifetime when he converted one $25 winning ticket into a $250,000 prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. Here’s how it went down for the Mullica Hill, New Jersey, resident.

Brown, who owns Gregory Automotive Group in New Castle, Delaware, decided to walk across the street from his company to cash in a ticket at North DuPont Shell on DuPont Highway. The salesperson asked him if he wanted his winnings in cash or tickets. As it turns out, Brown made the right decision! His $250,000 prize represented the last top prize for this game, which debuted in February of this year.

After scratching off the ticket, Brown said to himself, “This can’t be real.” After staring at the ticket and rechecking it about 20 times, he confirmed his suspicion with one of his salespeople. He wasn’t able to tell his wife until he got home later that day, and she immediately wanted to go out and buy a new coffee machine.

Brown, a father of two children, says he has been playing the Lottery for about eight years. His largest prize to date is $500, which he has won about five times. He told Lottery officials he plans to pay off an equity loan and “put the rest in the bank until I get older.”

The winner claimed the $250,000 prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Thursday, December 15.

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 Resident Takes Home $50,000 POWERBALL® Prize

(Dover, Del.) — A 64-year-old man from Newark, Delaware, won $50,000 after correctly matching four of the five white-ball numbers to win the third prize in the December 10, 2016, POWERBALL® drawing. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket from Samson’s Country Maid in Polly Drummond Shopping Center in Newark, Delaware.

The winning numbers for the Saturday, December 10 drawing were 12, 21, 32, 44, 66. The POWERBALL® number was 15, and the Power Play number was 2x.

The winner claimed his prize (less 25 percent after federal tax) at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

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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$10,000 Win in the Delaware Lottery’s Quarter Million Large Instant Game Gives an Extra Boost to one Delaware Man’s Holiday Shopping

(Dover, Del.) — A retired Delaware resident has upgraded his plans for holiday gift buying after winning $10,000 in the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. The man purchased his winning ticket at Express Food Market on Pulaski Highway in Bear.

“I don’t have any system for how often I buy tickets or which tickets I buy,” said the man, who wished to remain anonymous. “I don’t typically buy the $25 Instant Games, but for some reason the mood struck me to buy two of them. Now here I am, with an extra $10,000 to contribute to my Christmas present funds!”

The man, proudly identifying himself as “79 years young,” told Lottery officials he has been playing the Lottery for approximately four years. Although he has won smaller prizes on Instant Games before, this $10,000 win is by far his largest.

“I was shocked when I took the ticket home, scratched it off and discovered how much I had won,” said the man. “It’s a great feeling and I wish other Lottery players good luck, too.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on December 9.

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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Smyrna Resident Can Now Purchase the Home of His Dreams After Winning a $100,000 Top Prize

(Dover, Del.) — A 34-year-old hotel manager from Smyrna, Delaware, has a big secret that he hasn’t shared with his family. On Friday night, he stopped at Minquadale Liquors in New Castle, Delaware, and to his amazement won a $100,000 top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s In the Money Instant Game.

The winner told Delaware Lottery officials that the timing of the big win couldn’t have been better. “I’ve been house hunting with my wife for some time now, and this will be the perfect down payment for our new house. A house is the biggest thing in someone’s life, and I couldn’t be more excited.”

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, has only been playing the Lottery for about six months and likes playing the Instant Games.

“When I was in the store I didn’t react, to avoid unwanted attention. I even kept the secret from my wife and family all weekend just so I can surprise her with the news and check when I come home today!”

In addition to putting a down payment on a house, the man plans to donate a portion of his winnings to a charity of his choice. He claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters on December 5.

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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Great News for a Great-Grandmother When She Discovered She Won $30,000 in the Delaware Lottery’s HOT LOTTO®

(Dover, Del.) — After working years as a bus aid for autistic children, an 86-year-old Newark woman experienced good karma this fall when she won $30,000 in the Delaware Lottery’s October 19 HOT LOTTO® drawing by matching 5 white balls. She purchased her winning ticket the same day as the drawing at the ShopRite in Chestnut Hill Plaza in Newark, Delaware.

The winner told Delaware Lottery officials that the timing of the big win couldn’t have been better. “I just picked up my new car on Saturday,” said the Newark resident, who claimed her prize the following Thursday. “Now I can pay it off and not have to worry about monthly payments.”

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, has been a regular Lottery player for about a decade and usually buys $5 worth of HOT LOTTO® tickets each week when she does her grocery shopping. She discovered her $30,000 win one week after purchasing the ticket, when she decided to scan her old tickets during her shopping trip.

“I handed all my tickets to the clerk, and she quickly came out from behind the counter to show me that I had won $30,000,” said the mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. “I didn’t believe it and asked her to scan it again, which she did. After she double-checked the ticket and got the same result, I was in shock. I remember her asking me if I needed a chair until I caught my breath!”

Before this big win, the woman had a few successful HOT LOTTO® tickets, including two $500 winners and a handful of wins ranging from $1 to $5. After discovering she had won $30,000, the woman immediately called her daughter, who lives with her, as well as her other children.

“Everyone was so excited for me. I still sometimes can’t believe it happened. I guess everyone gets lucky now and then. You just have to remember that you have to play to win!”

In addition to paying off her new car loan, the woman plans to spend her winnings on her great-grandchildren. She claimed her prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters on October 27.

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 Resident Starts “Staycation” with $10,000 Win

(Dover, Del.) — James Craig, a 50-year-old water and wastewater operator from Kent County, Delaware, started out his “staycation” by winning a $10,000 prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. He purchased the winning ticket the morning of October 11 at Stop & Shop on White Oak Road in Dover, Delaware.

Craig, a single man, told Lottery officials that he plays for the excitement of the game. “I was still standing in the store and realized the first ticket I purchased wasn’t a winner, so I scratched the second ticket. I knew right when I saw the first three numbers it was a winner. I immediately dropped to my knees in shock. I was so excited that I even went over and hugged the attendant at the store. I truly wasn’t expecting it. It was as if my wish had come true.”

Craig told Lottery officials that he only told his best friend about the win and wants to keep the news mostly to himself. “My friend kept asking me if I was serious. I had to keep reminding him that I wasn’t making it up!”

Craig mentioned that the win won’t change his life, but this money gives him peace of mind. He plans to put his winnings into the bank to save. “I’ll continue to play the Lottery, and today’s win definitely made it worthwhile!”

The winner claimed the $10,000 prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Tuesday, October 11.

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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Cecil County Lottery Player Strikes Bronze, Then Gold

(Dover, Del.) — Alex Smith, a 49-year-old operations manager at Aqua Pro Incorporated, discovered he was five times lucky after playing a variety of Delaware Lottery Instant Games. That’s because all five of his tickets were winners, including a $15,000 top-prize-winning Bronze 7 ticket. The lucky player purchased those five tickets Tuesday, October 4 at Royal Farms in Smyrna on DuPont Highway.

Smith, a married man and father of two, told Lottery officials he doesn’t have a specific strategy, but that he always purchases $20 worth of tickets at random. Smith is a regular Lottery player and said he decided to stop at Royal Farms on his way to work. He then took the five tickets back to his car to scratch them.

“I was in the car and did the first one, and it ended up being $15,000. I immediately took a picture of it and thought that since I have four more tickets, maybe there’s another big one here! The luck kept going, and each ticket after that ranged from $1 to $100.”

Smith was shocked and immediately called his wife to tell her the exciting news. “She was still sleeping when I called, but I had to wake her up for news this big! My wife has been wanting to buy a dress for our son’s wedding, and now we have the money to get her the one that she wants.”

Since this was his largest win to date, Smith thought he deserved the day off from work. “My boss was very happy for me and told me to take the day, but mentioned that I’d have to buy him lunch in the future,” Smith said jokingly.

Smith told Lottery officials that the win won’t change his life, but it will definitely make him happier for the next few months. He plans to buy his wife a dress for the wedding and put the rest into savings.

The winner claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Tuesday, October 4.

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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Kent County Store Manager Wins $50,000 Playing Money Madness

(Dover, Del.) — A 44-year-old grocery store manager from Dover, Delaware, scratched his way to a $50,000 prize playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Money Madness. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket on September 25 at Airport Discount Liquors on Bay Road in Dover, Delaware.

The winner told Lottery officials he only started playing the Instant Games about a year ago. Before that, he generally played POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS®, but only when there was a big jackpot.

The winner claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Monday, September 26.

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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Sussex County Construction Worker Wins $10,000 Playing Quarter Million Large, Thanks to Mom’s Help

(Dover, Del.) — A 27-year-old construction worker from Delmar, Delaware, was feeling the luck on his mother’s birthday, so he took his chances playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Quarter Million Large, and it paid off. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at Seaford BP in Seaford, Delaware, on September 24.

“My mother recently passed away, and I told my five siblings to make sure they play the Lottery on her birthday since it was coming up,” said the winner.

The man told Lottery officials he has been playing the Lottery for years and that this is his largest win to date.

“I was with my girlfriend when we purchased the ticket. We went back into the car, and I told her to scratch it, but she didn’t want to because she thought she was unlucky. I convinced her to give it a try, and she got to the last number and thought I won $10. I immediately went crazy and shouted that it wasn’t $10, but $10,000!”

The winner was shocked and called his siblings to tell them the good news. “I told them I was going to win, but no one believed me at first! Now they all wish they played on mom’s birthday!”

The winner told Lottery officials that the win won’t change his life, but it will make things a little easier. He plans to save the money and give some to his girlfriend.

The winner claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Monday, September 26.

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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Pennsylvania Man Wins $10,000 Playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Quarter Million Large

(Dover, Del.) — A 54-year-old painter from Pennsylvania scratched his way to a $10,000 prize playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at Delaware News Center in Wilmington, Delaware.

The married man plays Instant Games but also likes to participate in POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® drawings. He usually purchases his tickets at Delaware News Center and has known the owner, Charlie, for about 30 years.

The winner said, “I took the ticket out to my truck to scratch it off and then immediately went back into the store and told Charlie, ‘Look what I did!’”

The man told Lottery officials he plans to pay off the washer and dryer he just purchased two weeks ago. He’s also going to give his wife $1,000 and then put the rest straight into the bank.

The winner claimed the $10,000 prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Monday, September 19.

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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Bethany Beach Retiree Wins $15K Playing MEGA MILLIONS® with Megaplier

(Dover, Del.) — A 64-year-old man and loyal Lottery player, who wishes to remain anonymous, won $15,006 playing MEGA MILLIONS® with Megaplier. The lucky player spent $20 on tickets on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Shore Stop in Dagsboro, Delaware. The next day, he discovered he was a big winner.

The married man told Lottery officials he doesn’t have a specific strategy, but that he does buy tickets at random whenever he is out.

“I purchased the tickets early Tuesday morning and then left to visit family out-of-state. When I got home last night, after settling in from our trip, I went to check the tickets online.”

The man was shocked and immediately called his wife, who was still out-of-state, once the good news set in. “We both couldn’t believe I was carrying around a $15,000 ticket in my wallet and didn’t know it! But I was actually relieved that I didn’t check until I got home, because I would have been a nervous wreck carrying it around.”

The winner told Lottery officials that the win won’t change his life, but it will make things a little easier. He plans on taking his wife on a cruise since they have never been on one before.

The winner claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Thursday, September 15.

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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A Nibble of Cheese, a Sip of Wine and $15,000: Wilmington Man Savors a Top Prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Cash Bonus Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) — Patience has paid off for a 71-year-old man who had to wait to purchase his tickets for the Delaware Lottery’s Cash Bonus Instant Game until an employee at the Super G on Concord Pike in Wilmington installed a new pack of tickets. The man purchased the first ticket of the new pack on September 7, 2016, and later that day, he discovered that his patience had earned him the game’s top prize of $15,000.

“I had my mind set that I was going to buy at least one Cash Bonus ticket, and installing a new pack of tickets in the dispenser didn’t take long,” said Steven Welch of Wilmington, Delaware. “I didn’t scratch off any of the tickets immediately. I always take my tickets home to scratch off while I relax with a little wine, cheese and olives. I guess you can call it my lottery scratch-off ritual!”

Welch, an elementary school librarian, has been playing the Lottery since he moved to Delaware approximately 20 years ago. He mainly plays Instant Games but also likes to participate in POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® drawings when the jackpots get large. His Cash Bonus top prize was by far his largest win to date.

“When I got home on the day I purchased my tickets, I proceeded with my lottery scratch-off ritual while my wife was cooking dinner,” said Welch. “She’s used to me scratching off tickets and either shouting out that I won a few bucks or cursing that I have nothing. But this night, she sensed something was up, because I was absolutely silent. When she finally asked me about the silence, I commented that I just had chicken scratch.”

As soon as his wife heard that comment, she knew something was different and hurried over to her husband to look at his tickets. Both husband and wife then started shaking with excitement.

“We hid the ticket in our breadbox for five or six days,” said Welch. “I was so afraid to sign it in case something happened to me before we could cash it in. But today, I signed it and headed to the Delaware Lottery Office. Still, other than my wife, I haven’t told a soul about this unexpected blessing.”

Soon, however, Welch will be telling a few other close friends and relatives about the big win. He claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters on September 13.

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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A Georgetown Resident Looks Forward to a Lobster Dinner and Bragging Rights After Winning a $25,000 Top Prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Super Cash Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) — A retired Georgetown, Delaware, woman is celebrating a “change of routine” that resulted in her winning a top prize of $25,000 in the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Super Cash. She purchased her winning ticket on Saturday, September 10 at the Dot 108 Discount Store in Georgetown, Delaware.

The 79-year-old woman plays a Lottery Instant Game once a week, a tradition that is part of her son’s weekly visits.

“He always brings me one scratch-off game when he stops in to see me every week,” said the winner, who wished to remain anonymous. “He’s been bringing me a Bronze 7 ticket for as long as I can recall. But for some reason this week, he decided to change it up and get me the Super Cash. Whatever gave him the itch to make a change now made me a $25,000 winner.”

The winner went on to say that she didn’t believe her son when he first looked at her ticket and told her she had won the top prize.

“My son’s a big jokester, so I just assumed he was pulling my leg. I didn’t believe him until just a few minutes ago, when we arrived at Delaware Lottery Headquarters and they handed me the check!”

The retiree claimed her prize on Monday, September 12, 2016, and told Lottery officials that now that she has the check in hand and knows she really has won, she can’t wait to share the news with her friends. Even though the woman has been playing the lottery for so long that she can’t remember exactly when she started, she does know without a doubt that this $25,000 win is by far her largest prize to date. When asked if she had any plans for the money, the woman very humbly stated that the prize will not change her life significantly.

“I already have everything I could ever want or need, and I love my life just the way it is. Except for me maybe buying myself a nice lobster dinner and cashing in on a few friendly bragging rights with my friends, I don’t plan on making any changes to 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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Seaford Man Turns $100 Win into $10,000 Playing the Delaware Lottery’s Quarter Million Large

(Dover, Del.) — A 52-year-old from Seaford, Delaware, learned an exciting lesson in reinvestment this week when he won $10,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. He reinvested the money from another Quarter Million Large win to purchase his $10,000-winning ticket at Concord Liquor in Seaford.

The local business owner, who wished to remain anonymous, was with his wife at the time of the purchase. “We stopped in and decided to play while we were in the store,” said the winner. “Instead of pocketing the $100 winnings, we took a chance and put it toward the Quarter Million Large game, and it paid off!”

The man is a relatively new Lottery player. “My son won $250,000 six months ago playing the Quarter Million Large, and that’s when I decided to try my luck with the Lottery. “I go in once a week and if I have a few extra dollars, I play a few games.”

The father of three told Lottery officials that his first reaction was excitement, but that the win didn’t make him go nuts. “It’s not a whole lot of money, but extra money is always a bonus. We plan to put half into savings, and the other half we will put to the side for a rainy day.”

“I enjoy playing the Lottery obviously to win, but it’s great because it helps the state,” he added.

The winner claimed the $10,000 prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Thursday, September 8.

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Delaware Native Wins $50,000 Playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Mega Bucks

(Dover, Del.) — A 50-year-old resident of Smyrna, Delaware, now believes that anything is possible after winning a $50,000 top prize playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Mega Bucks. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at Royal Farms on DuPont Highway in Cheswold, Delaware.

The winner joked with Lottery officials, saying that he almost gave up playing because he thought winning a big prize would never happen to him.

“I purchased three tickets earlier that day, but then on my way home I realized I needed to stop and get gas,” said the winner. “So I went into the Royal Farms and noticed there were only four Mega Bucks tickets left, and I purchased one. What do you know, that ticket turned out to be the lucky $50,000!”

“At first I thought I was going blind,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it. I had to be seeing things!”

He plans to use the money to pay off his credit card, pay bills and get something extra special for his mom. The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on September 1.

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Wilmington Resident’s “Prediction” Comes True When He Takes Home a Top Prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Quarter Million Large Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) — A driver who works three jobs recently took a route straight to the Delaware Lottery Headquarters to claim the $250,000 prize he won playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. The 41-year-old resident of Wilmington, Delaware, purchased his top-prize-winning ticket the morning of August 31, 2016, at the Dash In on Delaware Avenue in Wilmington.

Just last week, the winner joked with his son that he felt lucky and was going to win the top prize one day soon. After an unusual chain of events that led him to purchase the winning ticket, the winner made good on his prediction.

“I purchased one ticket somewhere else and won $200, but they weren’t able to cash it immediately,” said the winner, who wished to remain anonymous. “So I went to the Dash In to get something to eat while I waited, and I noticed they also sold tickets. So I purchased one and cashed my $200 winner. When the clerk asked if I wanted to purchase one more, I decided why not? I had no intention of getting three tickets that day, but thank goodness I did! That third ticket was my top-prize winner.”

The man, a father of three, discovered his win right then and there at the Dash In counter. “I started screaming. After the shock wore off, I did what any good father would do. I went to work,” he said. “Later in the day, I shared the news with my kids and my father. My one son insisted I send him a picture of the winning ticket. He and I were joking earlier that I would win the big prize, so I had to prove to him I wasn’t joking anymore!”

The man has been playing the lottery for about a year. Soon after he started playing, he won $2,500. After that win, he started playing more regularly, typically purchasing one ticket a week.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on September 1. Although it was only one day later, he told Lottery officials he planned to use the money to take a well-needed vacation somewhere tropical, pay off his car loan, purchase cars for his children and buy a house—which he had an appointment to look at the very next day.

“These have been my plans for a while, and I was just trying to figure out how to pay for it,” said the winner, who shared that he never had been on a legitimate vacation. “Now I have the answer!”

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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Bear Resident Will Surprise Fiancé with $50,000 Winning Ticket in the POWERBALL®

(Dover, Del.) — A 51-year-old Bear, Delaware, resident won’t have to worry about how to finance his upcoming purchase of an engagement ring. He won $50,000 by matching four white balls plus the Powerball number in the August 24, 2016, POWERBALL® drawing.

The Department of Corrections employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased five tickets, including the winner, on August 21 at the Royal Farms Store in Bear, Delaware, using the Quick Pick option.

The winner told Lottery officials this was his largest win to date. As is his habit, he waited until he had accumulated several days’ worth of tickets before checking for any winners. “I was astonished, but I haven’t told my fiancé yet,” said the winner. “I don’t have any big expenses, so I guess this will go toward buying a ring.”

The winner claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on August 30.

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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Smyrna Resident Zeroes In on Number 16 and Ends Up Winning $50,000 in the POWERBALL®

(Dover, Del.) — A Smyrna, Delaware, resident has put a little more faith in his number-picking “system” after it helped him win $50,000 in the August 24, 2016, POWERBALL® drawing. The retired homebuilder purchased 10 POWERBALL® tickets, including the winner, the day of the drawing at the Stadium Street Food Lion in Smyrna, Delaware.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, utilized the Quick Pick option for the regular numbers on the ticket that turned out to be the $50,000 ticket. However, on that same ticket, he selected his own POWERBALL® number, which for him is now considered “lucky number 16.”

“I know there’s no science behind it and no sure-fire system for picking winning numbers,” said the winner. “But I do have a formula and graphs that seem logical to me. And yesterday, that system told me to play number 16. Now here I am having won $50,019!”

The man, who relocated to Delaware from Florida 12 years ago, has been playing the lottery regularly for about 10 years. Lately he’s been playing once a week and likes to “mix it up” between POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS®. He told Lottery officials that the size of the jackpot typically determines which of the two games he’ll play in a given week.

The winner was home alone when he checked his tickets on television early in the morning following the drawing.

“I saw the numbers but didn’t believe them right away,” he said. “I couldn’t keep the news a secret for even an hour. I called my close friend, and she didn’t believe me at first. But now that we’ve had a few hours to let it sink in, we certainly believe it and are still quite excited.”

This $50,000 POWERBALL® win is by far the man’s largest lottery win to date. Many years ago, if anyone asked him what he’d do if he won the lottery, the man would say he’d move to the mountains of North Carolina. However, today, at 82 years old—as he proudly told Lottery officials—he doesn’t have any immediate plans for his winnings beyond putting it in the bank and having a nice little nest egg as he continues his retirement.

The winner claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters on August 25.

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A Penny Lying Heads Up Leads to a $100,000 In the Money Instant Win for Delaware Native

(Dover, Del.) — The saying goes, “Find a penny, pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck.” That’s what happened to a 49-year-old mother of two and loyal Lottery player from New Castle, Delaware, who found a penny on heads moments before she purchased the winning ticket from Riverfront Shell in Wilmington, Delaware. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, won a $100,000 top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game In the Money.

“I was sitting at my part-time job, and everyone had left for the day, so I thought it was a good time to check my ticket. I always scratch the numbers first, and initially I thought I won $100, but then I realized that’s not right,” said the winner. “Once reality set in, I was in complete shock!”

The woman told Lottery officials that the win couldn’t have come at a better time. “All I want to do is buy a house, since I don’t own one right now. I’m going to be 50 years old in December, and realized I don’t have anything to pass down to my kids. A home is a perfect thing to fix that.”

The winner noted this was her largest win to date and that she also plans to pay off her vehicle, in addition to purchasing a house. She claimed her prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on August 22, 2016.

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 Native Wins $20,000 Playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, More Money

(Dover, Del.) — A 49-year-old woman from Camden, Delaware, was surprised to learn that she scratched her way to the top prize playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, More Money. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased three tickets—including the winning ticket—at Super Spirits in Camden, Delaware.

“I was at home like any other Saturday morning and scratched off the ticket,” said the woman. “When I realized I was a winner, I had my dad and sister double-check it to make sure I was reading the ticket right. Needless to say, it made my whole weekend!”

The winner told Lottery officials that the first people she told about the win were her dad, sisters and brother-in-law. “All of my family members were very happy and excited for me. They were also interested in where I purchased the ticket to see if they could get lucky at that retailer as well.”

The woman noted that this was her largest win to date and that she plans to use her winnings to purchase a new freezer for her dad—and possibly a car. “I don’t have any real plans besides sharing it and helping other people.”

The woman claimed her $20,000 prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Monday, August 8.

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Married Couple of 34 Years Plans to Surprise Children and Grandchildren After Winning a Top Prize in the Delaware Lottery’s $150,000 Payout Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) — A Dover, Delaware, couple always had a dream of winning big, and now that they’ve done it, they can set the wheels in motion to give each of their four children and seven grandchildren a piece of their $150,000 Payout prize. The man and woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at the Stop & Shop on White Oak Road in Dover, Delaware.

“I was at home and sent my husband to get milk, and when he returned, he had a strange look on his face,” said the winner’s wife, a 68-year-old retiree. “All of a sudden, he mentioned he’s going to retire tomorrow because he just won $150,000! Needless to say, we had to go back out and get the milk because it was forgotten in all of the excitement, but it was definitely worth it.”

The woman and her husband have been playing the Lottery for many years and typically purchase tickets for POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® when the jackpots get large. This is their largest win to date, and they already have big plans for how they plan to spend their prize money.

“We plan to send each of our children a check in the mail,” she said. “With the school year approaching, they could all use extra money purchasing supplies and school clothes. Every little bit helps, and they definitely need it.”

At the time the married couple went to Delaware Lottery headquarters to claim their prize on August 4, no one else knew about the big win. The woman told Delaware Lottery officials that if her children want to know where their gift money came from, they will just have to come visit them to find out. The couple recently moved to Dover, and ever since they’ve wanted their children and grandchildren to visit—so this is the perfect way for the family to come together.

The winner also told officials she plans to use some of her winnings to do some home remodeling and pay off bills.

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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Mother Surprises Both Daughters with “Disappearing Auto Loans” After Winning $50,000 in the POWERBALL®

(Dover, Del.) — A Newark, Delaware, resident has set the wheels in motion to pay off her daughters’ car loans after winning $50,000 in the July 27, 2016, POWERBALL® drawing. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket a few days prior to the drawing at the ShopRite Chestnut Hill Plaza in Newark, Delaware.

The winner purchased two tickets for the July 27 POWERBALL®, choosing her own numbers for one ticket and the Quick Pick option for the other ticket—which turned out to be the $50,000-winning ticket.

“I had about one month’s worth of tickets built up that I hadn’t checked yet, so Saturday afternoon I went into the store to use their scanner and check those before I purchased my tickets for that night’s POWERBALL® drawing,” said the winner, who enjoys full-time work in human resources. “I thought maybe at most I’d win a couple of dollars. When the scanner showed I’d won $50,000, it took the breath right out of me. I think the counter girl thought I was having a heart attack until I showed her what had me so excited!”

After the shock wore off and she signed her winning ticket for the store clerk, the woman purchased twice as many tickets for the next POWERBALL® as she had originally planned.

“I was obviously in a good mood and felt fortune was smiling on me, so I decided to purchase $20 for Saturday night’s big POWERBALL® jackpot instead of $10,” she said. “I’m just happy and so excited. My two daughters work hard, and it’s a wonderful feeling for me to be able to surprise them by taking care of their car loans.”

At the time the woman went to Delaware Lottery headquarters to claim her prize on August 2, no one else knew about the woman’s win. She told Delaware Lottery officials she was waiting until all the paperwork was complete on the car loans before telling her daughters about her big surprise. The winner also told officials she plans to use some of her winnings to give her kitchen a little “TLC,” which will include new countertops.

The woman has been playing the Lottery for more than 10 years and noted this is her largest win to date. She typically purchases tickets for POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® when the jackpots get large.

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Maryland Man Wins $10,000 Playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Quarter Million Large

(Dover, Del.) — A 27-year-old man from Maryland, who sometimes wins “a couple bucks here and there,” was surprised to learn that he scratched his way to a $10,000 prize playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at the General Store in Lewes, Delaware.

“I normally don’t get overly excited for things, but this was one of the times where I did,” said the winner. “I have no specific strategy or method to winning. I just happened to buy three [tickets], and somehow luck came my way.”

The winner told Lottery officials he was still in the store when he realized he was a big winner. “I scratched the ticket and had to look it over a couple of times. I was completely stunned.”

The man noted this was his largest win to date and plans to stretch out his winnings by putting the money into his savings. He said it will certainly make things a little easier until he goes back to work in a few weeks.

The man claimed his $10,000 prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on Tuesday, August 2.

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Local Man Wins $15,000 Top Prize in Delaware Lottery’s Cash Bonus Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) — A 23-year-old customer service representative can now call July his lucky month. That’s because the Delaware native, who wished to remain anonymous, closed out July’s remaining days by winning the $15,000 top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Cash Bonus. The winning ticket was purchased at the Acme on Glenwood Avenue in Smyrna, Delaware.

Always dreaming of winning big, the man discovered he had the lucky ticket after purchasing it—while still in the store. When asked what his first reaction was after realizing he was a big winner, the answer was simple: “Utter disbelief.”

The lucky player’s strategy is purchasing two tickets at a time and selecting tickets according to the ticket number in the pack. These simple methods finally paid off, as this was his largest win to date.

The winner plans to use his winnings to pay off student loans. He claimed the $15,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, August 1.

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Convenience Store Stop Leads to Big $100,000 Cash Reserve Win

(Dover, Del.) — A 40-year-old woman who plays the Lottery with her husband and dreamed of “winning big” can finally say her dream has become a reality. The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, scratched her way to a top prize of $100,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Cash Reserve. The winner purchased two tickets—including the winning ticket—at Bodie’s Dairy Market in Selbyville, Delaware.

The woman told Lottery officials she typically likes to purchase games with a 2, 4 or 8 on the ticket number in the pack—and her strategy paid off. On the day of the lucky purchase, the woman returned to her car and scratched off the ticket. To her surprise, the numbers matched, and she returned to the store to confirm her win.

“My family is super-excited and very thankful for the prize money, especially since we plan to use it on a down payment for a house,” said the winner. “This is going to change my life a lot and make things so much easier!”

The winner claimed the $100,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Thursday, July 13.

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Lucky Delaware Native Takes Home $50,000 POWERBALL® Prize

(Dover, Del.) — Despite being just one number away from winning the POWERBALL® jackpot, a 49-year-old manager from Bridgeville, Delaware, is beyond thrilled with the $50,000 he won from a POWERBALL® Quick Pick purchase. The lucky player, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at Royal Farms in Bridgeville, Delaware.

“I check my POWERBALL® tickets roughly every three months or so,” he said. “It’s something I enjoy doing in spurts, and I typically arrive at the store with roughly 75 POWERBALL® tickets from the past few weeks. It can sometimes take me 35 minutes just to scan all the tickets, so I was used to winning a few dollars here and there.”

“When I realized I was a big winner, I had to do a double take, and swore the machine was wrong or broken. I scanned it four different times to ensure it was correct,” the winner said. “I sent my three closest friends a picture of the winning numbers, and each of them thought the pictures were fake—no one thought they were real!”

The winner told Lottery officials this is his largest win to date. He plans to use his winnings toward paying bills. “I wish it was pure play money, but paying bills is definitely a bit of relief,” he added.

The winner claimed his $50,000 (less 25 percent after federal tax) prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, July 11.

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Wilmington Grandmother Looks Forward to Treating the Family After Winning $20,000 Top Prize in the Delaware Lottery’s 20X Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) — A Wilmington, Delaware woman with “plenty” of grandchildren, now has plenty of cash to treat all of them to a little something special. The woman won the top prize of $20,000 in the Delaware Lottery’s new Instant Game, 20X on Monday, June 20, 2016. She purchased her winning ticket at the Prices Corner Acme in Wilmington.

After purchasing just one ticket, the woman, who wished to remain anonymous, returned to her car where she scratched her ticket and discovered her top-prize win.

“I was stunned and couldn’t believe it,” said the winner. “I got out my phone and called my friend thinking if I shared the news, then I could believe it. I’ve won a couple of hundred dollars before — even $500 once — but never anything even close to being as exciting as this!”

Retired from her career job and currently working part-time, the woman told Delaware Lottery officials that she’s been playing the lottery for many years but that she doesn’t have a regular schedule for playing or any special approach.

“Sometimes I pick numbers, other times I buy scratch-off tickets,” she said. “It’s something I enjoy doing in spurts and it just depends on what my mood is or if something catches my eye. I decided to buy the 20X because it was something I hadn’t seen before — I still can hardly believe it was a $20,000 ticket!”

The woman also said that the win couldn’t have come at a better time because she’s moving at the end of the month and could use the money to cover some of those expenses. She also plans to save some of the money for herself and treat her grandchildren. She claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on July 5.

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Local Woman Wins $15,000 Top Prize in Delaware Lottery’s Platinum 7 Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) — While diamonds are typically a girl’s best friend, platinum proved to be a very welcome companion for one Delaware native. The 47-year-old closed out the end of June by winning the $15,000 top prize in the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Platinum 7. She purchased her winning ticket at Bunting’s Package Store in Frankford, Delaware.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, started playing the Lottery several years ago but said she doesn’t have a specific strategy.

“When I play, I typically buy two Instant Game tickets and just pick the two that happen to catch my eye at the time,” said the winner. “Up until now, my system has won me several small prizes here and there. I always hope to win big, of course, and this one is by far my biggest!”

The woman discovered she had a $15,000 ticket while she was still in the store after purchasing it. After taking some deep breaths to calm herself calm down, she called her boyfriend with the news. The winner told Lottery Officials on June 29 that she hadn’t outlined her plans for all the money, but she does intend to use a good deal of it to pay off her car loan.

The winner claimed her $15,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Wednesday, June 29.

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Wilmington Resident Wins Top Prize

(Dover, Del.) — A 79-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, scratched his way to a top prize of $40,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, “7”. The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the ticket at USA Gas—Elsmere in Wilmington, Delaware.

The winner claimed the $40,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Wednesday, June 29.

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 Winner Claims Top Prize of $50,000 Playing Maximum Money

(Dover, Del.) — A 62-year-old security guard and loyal Lottery player won $50,000 after playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Maximum Money. The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased five tickets—including the winning ticket—at Shore Stop in Milford, Delaware.

The married man was just doing his normal routine—which was purchasing his usual five tickets—when to his surprise, he realized he was a big winner. “I went back to my car to scratch them off, and I couldn’t believe I had won that much,” he said proudly. “I was in complete disbelief!”

The winner, who has been playing the Lottery for more than 20 years, told Lottery officials this is his largest win to date. “I play the Lottery for the fun of it, and to win big,” he added.

The man plans to use his winnings to buy a new lawnmower and to pay off bills. The winner claimed his $50,000 prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on June 17, 2016.

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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Retirement Pays Off for New Castle Native

(Dover, Del.) — A 64-year-old man from New Castle, Delaware, won a prize of $10,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s new Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. The married man, who retired on Friday as a forklift operator, said this win makes for a very timely retirement present.

“When I scratched it and saw $10,000, I freaked out,” said the man, who wished to remain anonymous. He purchased two tickets—including the winning ticket—on his way home from work, at Tobacco City in Newark, Delaware.

The winner, who has been playing the lottery for more than 20 years, told Lottery officials this is his largest win to date. He previously won $1,000 six different times playing a number of Instant Games.

When asked how he will spend his winnings, the man said, “I don’t have any real plans to buy anything, but I will use it to pay bills. My wife loves to go to New York City, so we might take a little trip with the money.”

The man claimed his $10,000 prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on June 6, 2016.

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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Sussex County Man Wins After Playing the Delaware Lottery’s Quarter Million Large

(Dover, Del.) — A 66-year-old retired musician and loyal Lottery player from Milton, Delaware, won a prize of $10,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s new Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. The married man, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought three tickets—including the winning ticket—at Uncle Willie’s in Woodside, Delaware.

As a regular player of the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Games, the man confirmed this is his largest win to date. “After I showed the ticket to the store clerk behind the counter, he gave me a high-five and announced I was a winner,” said the man.

The man told Lottery officials the first person he told about the win was his cousin. “It’s always a competition between my cousin and me, so I had to rub it in and let him know I had bragging rights,” he said.

The winner plans to give the whole check to his wife when she wakes up in the morning as a surprise. And as the saying goes, “Happy wife, happy life,” the winner concluded.

He claimed his $10,000 prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on June 6, 2016.

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 Top Prize Playing the Delaware Lottery’s LUCKY No. 7

(Dover, Del.) — A 36-year-old from Newark, Delaware, had plenty to celebrate after winning $40,000 from the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, LUCKY No. 7. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased two tickets—including the winning ticket—from ACME located in University Plaza in Newark, Delaware.

The mother of four, who has been playing Lottery games for more than 15 years, told Lottery officials this is her second-largest win to date. She previously won $50,000 playing the Maryland Lottery a few years ago.

On the lucky day, the woman returned to her car and scratched off the ticket while sitting in the parking lot. “I immediately called my best friend,” the winner said of the moment she realized she’d won. “My friends and family were so excited because I plan to put the money into my savings account and eventually use it to move closer to all my relatives in New Jersey!”

The woman claimed her top prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on May 24, 2016.

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 Wins Top Prize Playing Delaware Lottery’s Mega Bucks

(Dover, Del.) — A 60-year-old retiree from Newark, Delaware, won a top prize of $50,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Mega Bucks. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the lucky ticket at Liquor Zone in Newark, Delaware.

“I don’t have the best vision and wasn’t sure if my eyes were playing tricks on me,” said the winner. The man told Lottery officials he immediately went back into the store so that the clerk could scan the ticket and verify it for him.

When asked about his initial reaction upon hearing he was a winner, he said, “I was extremely excited and will continue to try my luck again with the Delaware Lottery!”

The winner told Lottery officials he’s always had his eye on classic cars and plans to finally purchase a 1959 El Camino truck in blue, which he has dreamed about owning since he was a young boy. He will put the remainder of his winnings into his savings account and toward bills.

The winner claimed his top prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on May 11, 2016.

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Milton Man Wins $10,000 After Playing Delaware Lottery’s New Instant Game, Quarter Million Large

(Dover, Del.) — A 62-year-old from Milton, Delaware, won a prize of $10,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s new Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at Shore Stop in Bethany Beach, Delaware.

On the day of the lucky purchase, the winner returned to his car and scratched off the ticket while sitting in the parking lot. He told Lottery officials he let out a big “wow” when he realized he won.

“I couldn’t even call anyone right away,” he said. “I was too in shock and had to let it sink in!”

The man has been playing for a few years and told Lottery officials this is his largest win to date.

The man plans to use his winnings on home renovations. He claimed his $10,000 prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on May 11, 2016.

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 Wins Top Prize

(Dover, Del.) — A 53-year-old office manager from Bowie, Maryland, scratched her way to a top prize of $25,000 after playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Cash Funds.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased two tickets—including the winning ticket—at Shore Stop in Milton, Delaware.

“At first glance, I thought I had won $25,” said the winner. “Then I began to really look at the ticket, and I soon realized I had won the top prize!”

The woman told Lottery officials that she was in complete shock and got teary-eyed thinking about how much relief this money will bring her and her partner.

The winner plans to use the money to pay off her two cars, and for an upcoming vacation to Sanibel Island, Florida.

She claimed her top prize with her partner at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on May 6, 2016.

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$25,000 Win Is a Belated Birthday Surprise

(Dover, Del.) — A 70-year-old retiree, who wishes to remain anonymous, received a one-of-a-kind birthday gift last month. That’s because the Lewes, Delaware, resident scratched her way to a top prize of $25,000 after playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Delaware First.

The lucky ticket was purchased by the winner’s son at Atlantic Liquors in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, as a belated birthday present.

“I was just in shock,” the winner said of the moment she realized she’d won. “When I scratched it off, I thought there is no way that I was a winner. I must have been seeing things!”

Once the good news set in, the woman began to think about what’s next. She told Lottery officials that the money will certainly be a huge relief to her and her husband, who have been taking care of her father in a nursing home.

“We’ve been playing for years, and it couldn’t have come at a better time,” said her husband.

The winner claimed her top prize with her husband and son at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on May 2, 2016.

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 Takes Home “Big Money” After Playing the Delaware Lottery

(Dover, Del.) — A 23-year-old man from Townsend, Delaware, scratched his way to a top prize of $150,000 after playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Big Money. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought two tickets—including the winning ticket—at Bedford’s Pleasantville Country Maid in New Castle, Delaware.

“I buy Lottery tickets whenever I’m feeling lucky,” said the winner, who has been playing the Delaware Lottery since he turned 18. “After I bought the tickets, I scratched them off in my car and couldn’t believe it when I saw that I won. I went back inside the store and had the clerk scan and verify it for me.”

The winner told Lottery Officials that he was in complete shock and teared up thinking about what he can do with his winnings. “My grandparents are sick, so I feel extremely grateful that I can now help them out. I’ll also be able to help my dad, too,” he said.

This is the man’s largest Lottery win to date, and the first person he told about his win was his dad. “My dad had pretty much the same reaction as me. He couldn’t believe it,” the man said. “We hugged and were very excited about the win.”

“I want to be smart about my winnings,” the winner said when asked what else he plans to do with his prize. “I’ll probably put some of it in the bank.”

The man claimed his $150,000 prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover with his dad on April 28, 2016. “I’ll definitely try my luck again with the Delaware Lottery,” he added.

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 Makes Lucky POWERBALL® Purchase—Wins $50,004

(Dover, Del.) — A 32-year-old administrative assistant from Bear, Delaware, made a lucky POWERBALL® Quick Pick purchase for the April 23 drawing, which resulted in a $50,004 win. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought two tickets—including her winning ticket—at Tobacco Time in Bear, Delaware.

The winning numbers for Saturday’s drawing were 19, 35, 46, 59 and 62. The POWERBALL® number was 13, and the Power Play number was 5. The woman correctly matched four of the five white-ball numbers and the POWERBALL® to win a prize of $50,000. She also won $4 from her other POWERBALL® ticket.

“I didn’t check my Lottery numbers online and just scanned my tickets at the store,” the winner explained. “When the scanner showed I won $50,000, I couldn’t believe it. I had the store clerk scan it for me. He smiled and confirmed my prize, but I was still in total disbelief!”

The married mother of one told Lottery Officials that she has been playing the Delaware Lottery’s POWERBALL® and MULTI-WIN LOTTO for a while, and this is her largest win to date. The first people she told about the win were her mom and sister. “They couldn’t believe that I won either!” she exclaimed.

The woman claimed her prize (less 25 percent federal tax) at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on April 25, 2016. She said that she plans to pay off some debt with her winnings and put the rest in the bank.

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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Wilmington Woman Wins Top Prize Playing the Delaware Lottery’s Platinum 7

(Dover, Del.) — A 74-year-old woman from Wilmington, Delaware, scratched her way to a top prize of $15,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s Platinum 7. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket from Hi Spirits Liquors located on Jessup Street in Wilmington, Delaware.

The woman told Lottery officials she was very excited about winning the top prize. She claimed her $15,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, April 18.

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 and Loyal Lottery Player Wins MULTI-WIN LOTTO’S Largest Jackpot to Date

(Dover, Del.) — A lucky 66-year-old woman from Newark, Delaware, won $288,005, the largest recorded jackpot prize for Delaware’s exclusive Lottery game, MULTI-WIN LOTTO. The previous record-high jackpot was $206,000, won in March 2011. The winner purchased two Quick Pick tickets—including the winning ticket—at Tobacco Time in Bear, Delaware, for the April 11 drawing.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been playing MULTI-WIN LOTTO since the game’s start in 2005 and said this is her largest win to date.

The winner, a mother of two, told Lottery officials that her winning ticket was actually a mistake.

“I always purchase just one MULTI-WIN ticket the day before the drawing but mistakenly bought another MULTI-WIN ticket the day of the drawing,” she explained. “I stopped at Tobacco Time on Monday, the day of the drawing, and asked Joe [the store clerk] to give me a MULTI-WIN ticket and a scratch-off ticket. Joe knows my process for buying tickets and said to me, ‘You already bought a MULTI-WIN ticket yesterday. Are you sure you want to buy another one?’ And I said why not, just give it to me. Well, that was the best mistake I made, because that ticket ended up being my winning ticket!”

The winner recalls how she found out about her jackpot win. “I got up very early the next morning to check the winning numbers, and all of the numbers looked very familiar,” she said. “I called the Lottery to confirm the numbers and couldn’t believe that I won. It was such an awesome feeling. I told my sisters about the win, and they were ecstatic.”

“I then called Joe at Tobacco Time, whom I’ve known for about 10 years, to tell him I won, and he was so excited for me,” she said.

The winner claimed her prize (less 25 percent federal tax) at Lottery Headquarters on April 13, 2016. She says that she plans to put a majority of her winnings into the bank. The winner is also thinking about putting the money toward paying off her mortgage, redoing her kitchen and buying her sister a car.

“This has just been a great experience,” she said. “I’m so happy I’ve won, and I hope that my friends who play the Lottery have a chance to win as well.”

MULTI-WIN LOTTO tickets sell for $2 per game. Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:57 p.m. Players can play up to 7:30 p.m. on drawing days.

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 $10,000 After Playing Delaware Lottery’s New Instant Game, Quarter Million Large

(Dover, Del.) — A 56-year-old self-employed man from Frederica, Delaware, won $10,000 from playing the Delaware Lottery’s new Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, bought two tickets—including the winning ticket—from Dot Discount Store in Woodside, Delaware.

“If you don’t play, you can’t win,” laughed the man. The winner told Lottery officials he plans to spend his winnings paying bills. But most importantly, the prize money is a little relief to him and his wife, who he mentioned would be receiving a portion of his prize money.

The winner has been playing the Lottery for a few years and noted that this is his second-largest win to date, as he previously won $100,000 in 2015.

The man claimed his $10,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Friday, April 8.

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 POWERBALL® Player Wins $50,000

(Dover, Del.) — A local businessman from Wilmington, Delaware, won $50,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s POWERBALL®. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his lucky ticket at ACME on Centerville Road in Wilmington, Delaware.

For the past 12 years the winner has been a loyal Lottery player, frequently playing his 5 lucky numbers. The man told Lottery officials he realized he was a winner when he was standing in line to purchase more POWERBALL® tickets.

When asked how he will spend his winnings, the man enthusiastically said, “My wife and I will pay off bills and make improvements on the house.”

The winning numbers for the Wednesday, April 6 drawing were 4, 28, 49, 60 and 65. The POWERBALL® number was 25, and the Power Play number was 2X. The man correctly matched four of the five white-ball numbers and the POWERBALL® to win the third prize of $50,000, which is his largest Lottery win to date.

The winner collected his prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Thursday, April 7.

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 Delaware Man Playing the Delaware Lottery’s 10X the Cash

(Dover, Del.) — A local Delaware native, who wishes to remain anonymous, found himself at home without power from Saturday’s wind storm. But instead of sitting in darkness, he thought he would try his luck playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, 10X the Cash — and it paid off!

On the day of the lucky purchase, the man returned to his truck and scratched off two tickets while sitting in the parking lot. To his surprise, he discovered the numbers matched and that he had won $35,000.

“The first thing I did was call my wife,” he said. “She told me to sign the back of the lottery ticket immediately!”

The winner has been playing the Delaware Lottery for over 30 years, beginning in his early 20s. This is his second-largest win to date, as he previously won $100,000 in 2013.

The winner is planning to use his winnings on home improvement projects and to pay bills. He bought the winning ticket at D&H Liquors in New Castle, Delaware.

The man collected his $35,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, April 4.

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 Wins Top Prize Playing the Delaware Lottery’s 5X the Money

(Dover, Del.) — A 73-year-old retiree and loyal Lottery player scratched her way to a top prize of $15,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s 5X the Money Instant Game. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at Joe’s Tobacco Superstore in Delmar, Delaware.

“Mom, I think you hit!” said the woman’s daughter, who was with her at the time of the purchase. Both women were in a state of shock and disbelief after they scratched the ticket inside the store.

The woman is a regular player of the Delaware Lottery Instant Games and stated that this is by far her largest win to date. She’s not sure what she wants to buy with the winnings yet, but plans to spend the money wisely.

The woman collected her $15,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on Monday, April 4.

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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Smyrna Man Wins $10,000 After Playing Delaware Lottery’s New Instant Game, Quarter Million Large

(Dover, Del.) — A 34-year-old Best Western hotel manager from Smyrna, Delaware, scratched his way to a prize of $10,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s new Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at Minquadale Liquors in New Castle, Delaware.

The winner started playing the Delaware Lottery’s POWERBALL® and Instant Games recently, but this win is his largest to date.

On the day of the lucky purchase, the store clerk immediately told the winner, “You won $10,000!” The man’s first reaction was one of complete speechlessness. “I wasn’t expecting to win that much money,” he said. “I’m going to try my luck again and keep playing the Lottery.”

The winner is planning to use his winnings on an upcoming vacation to Florida with his family. He also told Lottery Officials that he and his wife may buy their daughter some jewelry.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on March 24.

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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Three Co-workers at Harbor Healthcare Win $100,000 Playing POWERBALL® with Power Play

(Dover, Del.) — Three nurses at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Delaware, are feeling “well taken care of,” thanks to winning $100,000 by playing a POWERBALL® Quick Pick with Power Play. The three winners—Michael Spinazzola, Donna Chunn and Loretta Edwards—purchased the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven in Rehoboth, Delaware.

The co-workers started playing as a group in December 2015, at the encouragement of Spinazzola, who is a regular Lottery player. Spinazzola normally purchases eight tickets for the POWERBALL® with Power Play at the beginning of the month, and then checks them at the end of the month.

“I’d been playing longer than the others and thought it would be fun to play as a group,” said Spinazzola, who plans on banking most of his winnings. “The day we won, I heard that someone purchased a $100,000 POWERBALL® ticket at the same 7-Eleven I purchased ours, but I really didn’t think anything of it. I just went about my day and checked the numbers later that evening at home like I usually do. I couldn’t believe it when I saw we won. I made the clerk check and double-check to assure me!”

After getting reassured of the win, Spinazzola called his two co-winners immediately.

“I was cooking when Mike called. I don’t know if I was in denial or the noises from my kitchen muffled his words, but I was certain Mike said we won $100, so I suggested he just roll that $100 back into future ticket purchases,” said Chunn, who intends to put her winnings in the bank. “When it finally sank in that we won $100,000, I was so excited I went outside shouting the news. Needless to say, the food on the stove got ruined, but certainly that little mishap couldn’t put a damper on us winning big like this!”

Edwards had a slightly different experience when she received the news from Spinazzola.

“Mike will say anything to set someone up on a date. So, when he called me all excited, I thought he was trying to get me over to his house to set me up with someone,” said Edwards, who plans on using part of her winnings to buy a new lawn tractor. “When I got there, it was evident he wasn’t joking... This was no setup... We had won $100,000!”

The three nurses will split their winnings evenly, so each person will take home $33,333 (less 25% federal tax). All three came to claim their prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on March 16.

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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Sussex County Native Wins A Top Prize of $250,000 Playing the Delaware Lottery’s New Instant Game, Quarter Million Large

(Dover, Del.) — A 23-year-old collision repairman from Sussex County, Delaware, scratched his way to a top prize of $250,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s new Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. This is the first time a player has won a top prize playing Quarter Million Large since the game’s debut in February 2016. The winning ticket was purchased at the De-Lux Dairy Market in Seaford, Delaware.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, started playing the Lottery about four months ago. On the day of the lucky purchase, the winner was with his father who bought two tickets. The father told Lottery Officials that he normally buys the last two tickets in a pack but decided to purchase the first two tickets this time. Once they arrived home, the father and son each scratched one ticket. The 23-year-old methodically scratched off each number until he reached the last one, believing that he had won a lower prize of $250.

“I started with the first layer on the ticket and just kept scratching the numbers off, one by one,” he said. “When I finally got to the last number, I realized that one of my numbers matched. The prize shown said $250.”

It was when the winner showed his father the ticket that they both realized he didn’t scratch off the ticket all the way and that he had actually won $250,000. “I was so shocked. I think I was in disbelief,” the man said. “My mom came into the room where my dad and I were, and we all just started celebrating. I felt so blessed.”

The winner told Lottery officials that he has no intention of letting this money change his life. He plans to invest the money and continue working.

“I’m definitely not going to make any crazy purchases. I’m going to hold onto it,” he said. “I’m still going to have the same goals and go to work every day.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters with his father in Dover on March 16.

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 Hairdresser Turns a $500 Win into $10,000 Playing the Delaware Lottery’s Quarter Million Large Instant Game

(Dover, Del.) — A 46-year-old woman from Wilmington, Delaware learned an exciting lesson in “reinvestment” this week when she won $10,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. She “reinvested” money she had won from another Quarter Million Large win to purchase her $10,000-winning ticket at Airport News & Tobacco in New Castle.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, originally purchased two Quarter Million Large tickets at the store. “There were two slots for the Quarter Million Large tickets so I bought one ticket out of each slot,” said the hairdresser. “I won $500 from one ticket and decided to use some of that money to buy a third ticket from the slot where I didn’t win.”

The woman returned to her car and scratched off that third ticket while sitting in the parking lot. To her amazement, she discovered she had won $10,000.

“I couldn’t believe it. I was in total shock,” she said. “I like to play the Lottery to win big, and this certainly is big—by far my largest win to date! I’m so glad I decided to buy that third ticket.”

At the time she claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on March 14, the woman had yet to tell anyone about her success. She plans to use the majority of her winnings responsibly, which includes paying off some of her current bills.

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 Man’s Luck Strikes Twice—Wins $10,000 Playing POWERBALL®

(Dover, Del.) — Luck has struck twice for a 61-year-old biologist from Maryland, who won $10,000 playing a POWERBALL® Quick Pick in Delaware. He recalled winning the same size prize in Delaware in 2009. The lucky player bought his winning ticket at 301 Plaza in Middletown, Delaware, for a drawing that took place in September 2015.

The married man, who wished to remain anonymous, has been playing the Delaware Lottery for about 10 years, typically purchasing tickets on his way home from work.

“I normally buy Lottery tickets on Fridays and then will scan them at the store the next Friday,” the man explained. “When I scanned my ticket at 301 Plaza back in September, I didn’t believe that I won. I thought I won $1,000 at first so I had the store clerk scan it again to confirm. It was a nice surprise when the clerk told me that I’d really won $10,000.”

The first person the man told about the win was his wife. “She was pretty surprised when I told her I won $10,000 for the second time,” he said.

The winner told Lottery Officials that he and his wife found out about the winning ticket in September but decided to wait to cash the ticket due to tax reasons. “We’ve been keeping the ticket in a safe all this time, which was definitely a hard thing to do,” the man said.

The man, who said he will continue to play the Delaware Lottery, claimed his $10,000 prize (less 25% federal tax) at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover with his wife on February 26, 2016. The couple said they plan to put the winnings into their bank account.

“We’re very happy about this win,” the man added. “It’s a little bit to pay for a big surprise.”

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 Takes Top Prize Playing 5X the Money

(Dover, Del.) — A 60-year-old man from Dover, Delaware, won a top prize of $15,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, 5X the Money. He purchased the winning ticket from Mr. B’s Wine and Spirits in Dover, Delaware.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, said that he enjoys playing the Lottery’s Instant Games and that this is his largest win to date. He scratched off the winning ticket while he was still at Mr. B’s Wine and Spirits.

“My eyes aren’t the best so I was wondering if I was seeing the ticket correctly,” the man said. “Then I put on my reading glasses and saw that I won a top prize. I truly couldn’t believe it!”

The man told Lottery officials that he plans to put some of his winnings in a savings account. He claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on February 24, 2016.

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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Delawarean Jeffrey Cordrey Scratches His Way to Top Prize of $15,000 Playing Delaware Lottery’s 5X the Money

(Dover, Del.) — Jeffrey Cordrey, a 22-year-old Lowe’s lawn-and-garden employee from Dover, Delaware, won $15,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, 5X the Money. He purchased five tickets—including the winning ticket—from the Market Place in Milford, Delaware.

Cordrey, who has been playing the Lottery for about four years, always buys five tickets on Fridays. When he bought his latest batch of tickets, he decided to scratch them off while still at the Market Place. Believing he hadn’t won any money, Cordrey was ready to discard his tickets. But the store clerk offered to double-check his tickets and pointed out a top-prize.

“The store clerk told me I won $15,000, and I was so overwhelmed that I started crying,” said Cordrey. “I think I was overly excited, but there were other people in the store that were congratulating me. They even bought me gas.”

Cordrey told Lottery officials that the first people he told about his win were his fiancé and grandmother. “My fiancé started celebrating,” Cordrey explained. “She was screaming and yelling all around the house.” His grandmother, on the other hand, reacted with some helpful advice. “She told me to invest it. I think I’m going to put a down payment on a house,” Cordrey said.

Cordrey, who will continue to play the Delaware Lottery, said that his win is going to really help him in life. He claimed his prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on February 24, 2016.

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 Takes Home $10,000 After Playing The Delaware Lottery’s New Instant Game, Quarter Million Large

(Dover, Del.) — A 27-year-old cleaning manager from New Castle, Delaware, won $10,000 from playing the Delaware Lottery’s new Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, bought three tickets—including the winning ticket—from Minquadale Liquors in New Castle, Delaware.

The winner, who is originally from Long Island, New York, said this is her largest win to date. “My fiancé and I have been playing the Lottery about three years,” she explained. “We’ve won $500 before, but nothing as big as this!”

The woman and her fiancé initially bought two Lottery tickets from Minquadale Liquors. “There were three tickets left at the register and we decided to just buy two,“ the woman’s fiancé said. “We didn’t win anything on the first two tickets and were about to leave the store. Then the clerk encouraged us to buy the remaining ticket, which happened to be the winning ticket!”

The winner told Lottery officials that she couldn’t believe that they won. “At first I thought it was a mistake! I really couldn’t believe that we won,” she said.

“The first people I told about our win was my family,” the woman said. “They were so excited and told me that we have to visit them in Florida now.”

The woman said she plans using some of the money to buy a new car. She claimed her prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on February 22 with her fiancé and daughter.

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 Co-Workers Split $100,000 After Winning Delaware Lottery’s Cash Reserve

(Dover, Del.) — Two co-workers from Middletown, Delaware, won a top prize of $100,000 playing Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, Cash Reserve. The men, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased two tickets—including the winning ticket—at Boyd’s Corner Liquors in Middletown, Delaware.

The winners, who are self-employed, have been playing the Lottery together for a couple of years. “We work together and normally play the Lottery every day as something fun for us to do,” said one of the winners. “We’ve both won the Lottery before, but this is definitely our largest win.”

The men told Lottery officials that they split the Lottery tickets they purchase and share any winnings. “When we saw that we won $100,000, we both thought we were pulling each other’s leg,” said one of the men. “Then, when we realized we actually won, we started hugging each other!”

The winners went back to Boyd’s Corner Liquors to confirm they won $100,000. “We scratched off the ticket on Saturday morning and came to the Lottery Office first thing Monday morning to claim our prize—it was the longest weekend,” said one of the winners.

The two winners claimed their prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on February 22. They said that they plan to go see a football game together with the winnings. “We both have children so it will be nice to save some of that money for them,” they added.

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 Multiplies His Winnings to $100,000 After Playing POWERBALL® With Power Play

(Dover, Del.) — A 66-year-old accountant from New Castle, Delaware, won $100,000 playing a POWERBALL® Quick Pick with Power Play. The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased three tickets—including the winning ticket—at Penn Mart Discount Liquors in New Castle, Delaware, for the February 13 drawing.

The winning numbers for Saturday’s drawing were 7, 15, 18, 19 and 36. The Powerball® number was 20, and the Power Play number was 2. The man correctly matched four of the five white ball numbers and the Powerball® for a prize of $50,000. Since the man purchased the Power Play multiplier, he doubled his prize to win $100,000.

“I saw the Powerball® billboard on Sunday and knew that I didn’t win the jackpot,” said the man, who has been playing the same numbers for years.

“It wasn’t until Monday when I checked my tickets and I thought I won $20,000,” he said. “Then I realized that I was looking at the old Powerball® prize chart and I actually won $100,000!”

Powerball® was redesigned in October 2015 with changes designed to deliver big jackpots while upping some other significant prizes in the game. The game’s third prize level received a five-fold increase, from $10,000 to $50,000, for matching four of the five white ball numbers and the Powerball®.

Along with his wife, the winner claimed his $100,000 prize (less 25% federal tax) at Lottery headquarters in Dover on February 18, 2016. The couple told Lottery officials that they haven’t decided yet how they’re going to spend the money but may buy a new car. “It definitely was a happy Monday morning!” the winner’s wife added.

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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Loyal Lottery Player Wins Big After Playing the Delaware Lottery’s New Instant Game, Quarter Million Large

(Dover, Del.) — A 74-year-old retiree from New Castle, Delaware, won $10,000 after playing the Delaware Lottery’s new Instant Game, Quarter Million Large. She purchased three tickets—including the winning ticket—at Airport News & Tobacco in New Castle.

The winner, who is a regular Lottery player, said this is her largest win to date. “I normally buy my Lottery tickets at Airport News & Tobacco, and that day there were three Lottery tickets at the register,” she said. “I bought two tickets but didn’t win anything. I was about to leave the store but the clerk encouraged me to try my luck on the last ticket.”

The married woman told Lottery Officials that she scratched off the third ticket and didn’t see any matching numbers. “I told the clerk that this ticket wasn’t a winner,” she said. “He looked at the ticket and didn’t see any matches either. I was about to throw the ticket away and then we realized that I didn’t scratch the ticket all the way!”

The woman scratched off the rest of the ticket and saw that her numbers matched, with a prize of $10,000. “I couldn’t believe it!” she exclaimed. “We were doing high fives in the store. I was so happy. The first person I told was my girlfriend and she couldn’t believe it either.”

The winner claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on February 16. She said that she plans to pay off her debt and put the rest in the bank.

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 Man Makes “More Money” After Playing the Delaware Lottery

(Dover, Del.) — A 46-year-old gym teacher from Newark, Delaware, won $20,000 after playing the Delaware Lottery’s More Money Instant Game. He purchased three tickets—including the winning ticket—at Tobacco Zone in Newark, Delaware.

The father of three told Lottery officials that he always buys his Lottery and sports tickets at Tobacco Zone because he thinks it’s a fun store with a great staff. The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, said that he bought the tickets based on their color. “My high school color was green, so I thought that was a good reason to buy the More Money tickets,” he explained.

The winner waited until he was home to scratch off his tickets. “I thought I won only $200 at first,” he said. “I didn’t believe that I won $20,000 so I took a picture of the ticket and sent it to Meg and Carlos—the owners of Tobacco Zone—to see if I really won that large of a prize.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover with the owners of Tobacco Zone on February 4. He said that this win is a blessing and came at the perfect time for him, his wife and his children. The winner plans to pay off 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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Newark Woman Makes a Lucky POWERBALL® Purchase Worth $50,000

(Dover, Del.) — A 57-year-old Bank of America employee won $50,000 (less 25% federal tax) in the January 13 POWERBALL® drawing. The woman correctly matched four of the five white ball numbers and the Powerball. She purchased the winning ticket at the Acme in University Plaza in Newark, Delaware.

The mother of three, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials she only plays the Lottery when there is a large jackpot. “Normally, my son will buy the Lottery tickets for me,” she said. “This time, though, my son suggested that I purchase my own tickets, and so that’s what I did!”

The winner picked her own numbers, which were a combination of her son’s birthday and other special numbers, to score the $50,000 prize. The woman said this is her first Lottery win.

“I stopped at the grocery store and decided to check my ticket. When I saw that I matched all those numbers, I started shaking and immediately put the ticket back in my purse,” she said. “I called my son and told him that I thought I won. He checked my numbers on his phone and told me that I won $50,000!”

The woman told Delaware Lottery officials that she plans to put some of the money towards a down payment on a house. She claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on February 1, 2016.

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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Wilmington Woman Wins Top Prize of $25,000 Playing CASH FUNDS Game

(Dover, Del.) — A 21-year-old single Wilmington woman was a $25,000 winner in the Delaware Lottery’s CASH FUNDS instant game. She purchased four “scratch-off” tickets—including the winning one—at the Chelsea BP gas station on 1 Jay Drive in New Castle, Delaware, on Saturday, January 16.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that she normally plays instant games every two or three weeks. The most money she had ever won previously was $52.

While on her way to Washington, D.C., she bought the lucky ticket. “At first, when I scratched it, I thought I had won $25. Then, when I got back to Wilmington on Sunday night, I realized I had a top prize winner!”

She first told her mother about her good fortune. She told Lottery officials that she plans on using the money to pay off her mother’s car.

She redeemed her winning ticket on January 20 at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover.

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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Office Pool Wins $50,000 in Jan. 16 POWERBALL® Drawing

(Dover, Del.) — It was a great start to 2016 for 21 coworkers who are sharing $50,000 (less 25% federal tax), thanks to correctly matching four of the five white ball numbers and the POWERBALL® in the January 16 POWERBALL® drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Valley Liquors in Wilmington, Delaware.

A member of the pool claimed the group’s prize at Lottery headquarters in Dover on January 20. The member, who said the group wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that the group went in for the $1.5 billion drawing on January 13 but ended up winning only $12. “We thought it was either split the $12 and get 50 cents each, or to roll again,” said the member. “And I’m so thankful we played again!”

The member said the group found out about their win on Monday afternoon. “We’ve played the Lottery as an office before but this was my first time purchasing the POWERBALL® ticket,” said the representative. “I forgot to check the numbers on Saturday so we checked the numbers at the office on Monday. When we saw that we matched almost all of the numbers, we were pretty much jumping up and down with excitement!”

The winner told Lottery Officials that the office—with employees from Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania—will definitely play the Lottery again. “I think after the win, I am now the official Lottery collector,” the winner added.

953,074 tickets won more than $10 million in cash prizes for the Saturday, January 16 drawing. With no jackpot winner on Saturday, the jackpot increased to an estimated annuity of $50 million for the January 20 drawing.

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 Teacher Wins $50,104 Playing POWERBALL®

(Dover, Del.) — A 29-year-old Delaware teacher made a lucky purchase at the Shore Stop in Lewes, Delaware, that resulted in a big Lottery win. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased 10 POWERBALL® tickets—including three winning tickets—at the store on January 13, 2016.

The winning numbers for Wednesday’s drawing were 4, 8, 19, 27 and 34. The POWERBALL® number was 10 and the Power Play number was 2. The woman correctly matched four of the five white ball numbers and the POWERBALL® to win a third prize of $50,000. The woman also won $100 and $4 on two other POWERBALL® tickets. The jackpot for the January 13 drawing was $1.5 billion, a world record jackpot for any Lottery game in U.S. history.

“I normally don’t play the Lottery but my husband and I decided to play since the jackpot was so large,” she said. The winner said she and her husband picked their own numbers instead of a Quick Pick.

The woman told Lottery officials that she woke up early Thursday morning to check her tickets. “When I saw that I won, I woke up my husband and made him look at the tickets,” she said. “At first we were super-shocked and then super-excited that we won!”

The woman claimed her $50,104 prize (less 25% federal tax) at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on January 15, 2016.

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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Pennsylvania POWERBALL® Player Wins $50,000

(Dover, Del.) — A 30-year-old accountant from Chester County, Pennsylvania won $50,000 playing the Delaware Lottery’s POWERBALL®. He purchased 10 Quick Pick tickets—including the winning ticket—at the Valero Gas Station in Newark, Delaware, for the Wednesday, January 13 drawing.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that he normally plays instant games and has won before, but decided to play the POWERBALL® since the jackpot was at an estimated annuity of $1.5 billion.

The man woke up early on Thursday morning to see if any of his tickets matched the winning numbers. “I watched the news the night before and memorized the numbers,” he said. “I had all of my tickets on the kitchen counter that morning and the first number I was looking for was the POWERBALL®. When I saw a bunch of my numbers matched on the last ticket, I knew it was going to be good!”

The winning numbers for Wednesday’s drawing were 4, 8, 19, 27 and 34. The POWERBALL® number was 10 and the Power Play number was 2. The man correctly matched four of the five white ball numbers and the POWERBALL® to win the third prize of $50,000, which is his largest Lottery win to date.

“My first reaction was shock,” he said. “I actually woke up an hour early that day and was trying to figure out if I was still asleep or not. My wife looked at the tickets too and we sat in the kitchen for about five minutes contemplating if it was real.”

When asked how he will spend the winnings, the man jokingly said, “We’re going to Disney World!”

The winner told Lottery officials that he and his wife just got married in October and couldn’t go on a honeymoon right away. “We’ll probably use this money to go to Florida or the islands to celebrate our honeymoon,” he said.

He also said they will use the money to send his wife’s parents on a vacation. “My father-in-law is very handy and has helped us a lot with fixing up our house. We want to treat them to a trip as a thank you,” he added.

He claimed his $50,000 prize (less 25% federal tax) at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on January 15, 2016.

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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One Main Financial Employees Win $50,000 Playing POWERBALL®

(Dover, Del.) — A group of 63 employees from One Main Financial in Wilmington, Delaware, are going home a little richer. A ticket purchased by the office pool correctly matched four of the five white ball numbers and the POWERBALL® to win a third prize of $50,000 in Saturday night’s POWERBALL® drawing. The jackpot for the January 9 drawing was $900 million, which at the time was the largest jackpot of any Lottery game in U.S. history. Ryan Broderick and Michael Dominelli claimed the group’s prize (less 25% federal tax) at Lottery headquarters in Dover on January 13, 2016.

The ticket was one of 189 POWERBALL® Quick Pick tickets purchased by the office pool at Chestnut Run Liquors in Wilmington, Delaware.

“We’ve never played the Lottery as an office pool,” said Ryan. “But with a jackpot this large, we had to play. We got very lucky!”

Michael said that he checked the numbers on his phone on Saturday night and told Ryan about the win. “Once I found out we won, I sent a mass email to the group around 11:30 that night,” said Ryan.

“A lot of people thought Ryan was joking,” laughed Michael.

“Everyone was very happy to find out that we won but then it was followed by a lot of sadness that we didn’t win the jackpot,” said Ryan. “We were hoping there was going to be a recall!”

Despite being one number away from winning the $900 million jackpot, the group is very excited about their lucky win. Michael and Ryan told Lottery officials they’re glad to support education in Delaware as well as other vital services in the state by playing the Lottery. More than $1 million dollars will go to Delaware after Saturday’s drawing.

There were 73,968 winners in Delaware for Saturday night’s drawing with prizes totaling $476,358. With no jackpot winner on Saturday, the jackpot increased to an estimated annuity of $1.5 billion for the January 13 drawing.

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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$50,000 POWERBALL® Winner Feeling Just Fine Despite Not Winning the Jackpot

(Dover, Del.) — Despite being just one number away from winning the record-setting POWERBALL® jackpot that started the New Year 2016, a Wilmington, Delaware, man is beyond happy with the $50,000 he won from a POWERBALL® Quick Pick. The 37-year-old lawyer purchased his winning ticket at the Penn & Union Dash In located in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday, January 9. The winner was one number away from winning the $900 million jackpot on Saturday, matching four of the first five numbers and the POWERBALL®. However, his $50,000 win has him very excited.

“I still can’t believe I won; I checked the numbers on three different sites to make sure,” said the winner, who wished to remain anonymous. “Like everyone, I played hoping for the big win—I only play the Lottery when the jackpots are high. But I am plenty happy with this $50,000.”

The man, not a regular player, purchased ten tickets for the Saturday, January 9 drawing and discovered around midnight Sunday that he won. This was his first Lottery win.

“I couldn’t wait to tell my parents, so they were a little surprised to be getting a call from me at midnight,” said the winner laughing. “They thought I was joking at first. But once they understood I was serious, they got excited, too.”

The man told Delaware Lottery officials he looks forward to a grand vacation this summer thanks to his win. He also will put some of the money into his savings account to pay bills and help take care of his children’s tuition. The winner claimed his $50,000 prize (less 25% federal tax) at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on January 11, 2016.

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 Starts New Year with $40,000 Winnings in LUCKY No. 7 Game

(Dover, Del.) — A Delaware woman had plenty to celebrate after winning $40,000 from Delaware Lottery’s LUCKY No. 7 game. She purchased the lucky ticket at the Acme in Suburban Plaza in Newark on January 1, 2016.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that she only bought one ticket that day. She said that she has been playing the Lottery “on and off for a long time.” She recalled winning $800 in the Delaware LOTTO game “some years ago.”

She told Lottery officials that she had not told anybody about her winnings, and that she planned to “bank the money as a cushion for what might come up in the future.”

She redeemed her winning ticket on January 8 at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover.

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 $15,000 in new PLATINUM 7 Game

(Dover, Del.) — A 28-year-old plumber from Dover, Delaware, won $15,000 in the Delaware Lottery’s new Instant Game, PLATINUM 7, that debuted on Monday, January 4. Andrew Price purchased his winning “scratch-off” ticket at the Royal Farms store in Hartly on January 8.

Price told Lottery officials his first reaction was disbelief. “Once I realized I had won I called my Dad, who owns the plumbing business I work for, and told him I would not be going into work that day.”

Price said he has played Lottery games regularly since 2008, but this was the first time he tried the PLATINUM 7 instant game. The most money he had previously won in a Lottery game was $500.

He redeemed his winning ticket on January 8 at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover.

Price told Lottery officials that he plans to put his winnings in the bank.

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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Millsboro Woman Wins $50,000 Playing POWERBALL®

(Dover, Del.) — A 59-year-old sales employee and mother of three from Millsboro, Delaware, won $50,000 from a POWERBALL® Quick Pick purchase on January 2, 2016. The winner bought her winning ticket at Food Lion in Millsboro, Delaware.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said this is her first Lottery win. “I don’t play the Lottery that often and just decided to buy a ticket on a whim,” she said. “When I checked the numbers on my phone and saw quite a few of my numbers matched, I called my husband right away and told him to come home to double-check my ticket!”

The winner won by matching four of the first five numbers and the POWERBALL®.

“The result of this prize is due to the POWERBALL® redesign that went into effect in October 2015 with changes aimed at delivering big jackpots while upping other significant prizes in the game,” said Vernon Kirk, Director, Delaware Lottery. “The game’s redesign increased the third prize level—which the woman won—from $10,000 to $50,000.”

The woman claimed her $50,000 prize (less 25% federal tax) at Lottery Headquarters in Dover on January 5, 2016 with her husband. She told Lottery Officials that she plans to pay off some credit cards and other bills with her winnings. “I’m so thrilled that I won and I’ll definitely play the Lottery again,” she added.

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 Rings in The New Year with $15,000 After Playing Delaware Lottery’s “5X The Cash”

(Dover, Del.) — A 55-year-old electrical lineman from Seaford, Delaware, started the New Year with a bang after winning a top prize of $15,000 playing Delaware Lottery’s “5X The Cash” Instant Game. The man bought three tickets—including the winning ticket—at Uncle Willie’s in Blades, Delaware.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, told Lottery officials that he forgot he had the ticket and scratched it off many days after the initial purchase. “After I scratched off the ticket, I was so surprised I won,” he said. “I still can’t believe it!”

The man said he hasn’t decided how he is going to use the money yet but is very happy about the win. He has been playing the Lottery for 30 years and said he will continue to play and hopes to win again. The winner claimed his $15,000 prize at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on January 4, 2016.

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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