Winners Gallery

2018 Winners

A Very Lucky Week for One Millsboro Woman

(DOVER, Del.) — Stephanie Robinson enjoys playing Instant Games every week at Weis Market #273 in Millville. She normally purchases two $5 tickets every week, but when one of those ended up being a $250 winner, she decided to purchase two WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET Instant Games. One of those ended up being one of the $40,000 top prize winners.

“I was in disbelief,” the 22-year-old Robinson said. “I went to my car to scratch it before leaving (Weis) and saw the winning number. I went back in to scan it right away because I couldn’t believe it.”

Regarding Ms. Robinson’s win, Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery, said, “It’s great to see this kind of excitement when Delaware Lottery players win a game’s top-prize. Congratulations to Ms. Robinson!”

Robinson, who has been playing the Lottery since she turned 18, said she plans to put her winnings toward a new apartment and car. When asked if she planned on continuing to play the Lottery, she replied, “Yes! I’ll stick with Instant Games.”

Ms. Robinson claimed her prize from Lottery Headquarters on November 20, 2018.

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Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 $50,000

(DOVER, Del.) — A 55-year-old, retired man purchased various Instant Game tickets from Larry’s Liquors on DuPont Highway in Dover this past Saturday. Two of the Instant Game tickets he purchased were 50X the bucks – and one of those ended up being a $50,000 winning ticket.

The Dover native, who wished to remain anonymous, said he usually plays $10 Instant Games a few times a week and that he also enjoys draw games. “I’m retired now, and this is my hobby. I’m trying to win the big one,” the man said.

The man found out he had one of the top-prize winning 50X the bucks tickets before he even left the store. “I was scratching in the store…then I saw $50,000 and stopped scratching,” the man said. “I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe that I won.”

When asked what he plans to do with his winnings, the man said he is going to to pay off his bills and mortgage.

The man claimed his prize from Lottery Headquarters on November 27, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Retired Wilmington Woman Wins $50,000

(DOVER, Del.) — A 77-year-old Wilmington woman, who purchased a few CA$H BLAST Instant Game tickets from the Ho Ho Mart on N. Market Street in Wilmington, ended up winning one of the game’s $50,000 top prizes.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she has been playing the Delaware Lottery since it began in 1975.

“I was very excited,” the woman said about her big win. “This is the first time I’ve won something this big.”

When asked what she plans to do with her winnings, the woman said she wants to share it with her family.

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on November 26, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 Woman Claims $25,000 Power Payout Top Prize

(DOVER, Del.) — Nancy Dulin has been consistently playing the Lottery since moving to Delaware 13 years ago. Dulin, who usually plays LUCKY FOR LIFE® and MULTI-WIN LOTTO, also enjoys playing POWERBALL®, especially when there is a second-chance drawing.

Mrs. Dulin entered a total of 35 POWERBALL® tickets in the POWER PAYOUT Second-Chance Drawing – one of which ended up being the drawing’s grand prize winner. After taxes, Dulin will take home $19,000.

“I was at home because my son just got married, and I was washing dishes,” Dulin said about learning that she had won. “My phone rang and I didn’t recognize the number (so I didn’t answer),” she said. “Then (the number) texted saying I had won the second chance drawing and to call back. I called back and they told me I had won – but not just any prize, I won the grand prize.”

When asked what she was planning on doing with her winnings, Dulin said, “Pay some bills and donate some. It’s nice to have some (extra) money in the bank this time of year. I’m really thankful.”

Mrs. Dulin claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on November 16, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Dover Woman wins $10,000 in Power Payout Drawing

(DOVER, Del.) — Cynthia Wills and her fiancé purchased about 85 POWERBALL® tickets throughout the month of October as the jackpot continued to rise. Though they didn’t win the POWERBALL® jackpot, one of their non-winning tickets was drawn in the POWER PAYOUT Second-Chance Drawing on November 13 – turning that non-winning ticket into a $10,000 winner before taxes.

Since moving to Delaware 14 years ago, Wills and her fiancé have enjoyed playing Delaware Lottery Draw and Instant Games, as well as second-chance promotions like POWER PAYOUT, POWER CRUISE and the WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE.

Ms. Wills purchased her initial POWERBALL® ticket from Cheswold News & Tobacco on Holly Oak Lane in Dover. “We usually play at the same store. For second-chance drawings, we always collect the tickets and mail them in together,” she said.

“I was on a virtual work call last night around 6:00 PM and got a call from the Lottery,” Wills said about learning she had won. “She told me I won, and I started freaking out.”

When asked what she planned on doing with the winnings, Wills said, “It’s going to help pay for my wedding in August.”

Ms. Wills claimed her prize at Lotter Headquarters on November 14, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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Third $50,000 Winner from October POWERBALL® Drawing Claims Prize

(DOVER, Del.) — A 56-year-old woman from New Castle claimed her prize two weeks after the drawing. Her ticket was the third $50,000 POWERBALL® winning ticket in Delaware from the October 27th drawing. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket from the Shop Rite in Governor’s Square Shopping Center in Bear.

The woman, who has been playing the Lottery for 25 years, uses a combination of birthdays and anniversaries to choose her numbers. She ended up matching four numbers and the POWERBALL® to take home $38,000 after taxes.

“I knew someone had hit the jackpot, so I didn’t check (the ticket right away),” the woman said. She finally checked her ticket on November 9, when she stopped for gas. “I was in shock,” the woman said when she learned that she had won.

When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, the woman said, “We’re going to pay some bills and put some towards the holidays.”

The woman claimed her prize from Lottery Headquarters on November 9, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 Claims Sports Pick $100,000 Parlay Card

(DOVER, Del.) — Second time’s the charm for a Pennsylvania man, who won $100,000 before taxes on a Sports Pick $100,000 Parlay Card purchased at Delaware Park Casino. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, correctly picked all 15 games on his parlay card and will take home $76,000 after taxes.

“I looked at their (teams) records and picked accordingly,” the man said about how he chose the teams. This was only his second time playing Sports Pick.

“I was very surprised,” the man said when he learned that he had won. “I scanned the ticket in Delaware Park. It said I had won but that the ticket was on hold.”

Heading into Monday night’s game, there were four other open tickets – all of which had picked Dallas to cover the spread on Monday night. With Dallas losing outright, the man became the sole winner of the $100,000 Parlay Card.

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said he plans to share it with friends and family. “I’m happy to help friends and donate some to charity.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on November 7, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Retired Wilmington Man Wins $10,000

(DOVER, Del.) — A 72-year-old man, who has been playing the Delaware Lottery for the last twenty years, got a big win playing $250 GRAND. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at Convenient Store on West 9th St. in Wilmington.

The man said he chooses which Instant Games he plays based on the top prize and enjoys playing Draw Games, as well.

The man was with his wife when he found out they had won the $10,000 prize. “We saw the dollar sign and thought it was $5,000, but then we realized it was double that amount,” the man said. “It’s a blessing.”

When asked what he plans on doing with the winnings, the man said, “We’ll make a donation to our church. We have a pretty good-size family so this will (also) help with the holidays.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on November 7, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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Big POWERBALL® Win Doubled by Power Play®

(DOVER, Del.) — A 65-year-old Delaware man matched four numbers and the POWERBALL® number in the October 20th POWERBALL® drawing. Additionally, the man played the Power Play® 2X multiplier which took the prize total from $50,000 before taxes to $100,000 before taxes.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased two tickets with two lines on each with Power Play® from Daily Market on E. Savannah Rd. in Lewes. He said he normally selects his own numbers when playing, but this time decided to use the Quick Pick option.

“I was shocked. I couldn’t believe it,” the man said when he learned he had won. The man, who has been playing the Delaware Lottery for over ten years, will take home $76,000 after taxes.

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said he planned to take some time off to go on vacation and put the rest into savings.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on November 2, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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Pike Creek Man Claims MEGA MILLION® Winning Ticket

(DOVER, Del.) — A Pike Creek man matched four numbers and the MEGA BALL® on the October 23rd MEGA MILLIONS® drawing – winning $10,000 before taxes. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket from Malin’s Market at 812 S. College Ave. in Newark.

The man was returning from a fishing trip in Virginia when he stopped into Malin’s Market to purchase a sandwich. While in line to pay, a woman in front of him purchased 10 tickets, but wanted them individually printed. The man, who already had purchased MEGA MILLIONS® tickets wasn’t planning on buying more when he arrived at the store, but offered to buy the 10 Quick Pick numbers that were printed on the same ticket.

The man, who also enjoys playing POWERBALL® was in “disbelief” that one of those Quick Pick numbers ended up being a $10,000 winner. After taxes, the man will take home $7,600.

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said he wanted to do some work on his house and put the rest away for his daughters.

The man claimed his prize from Lottery Headquarters on November 2, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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Another $50,000 POWERBALL® Winning Ticket in Wilmington

(DOVER, Del.) — A group of thirteen coworkers each won $2,922 after taxes after they matched four numbers and the POWERBALL® in the October 27th POWERBALL® drawing. The group, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed the second $50,000 winning POWERBALL® ticket in Delaware in two days.

The group, who has been playing together for four years, purchased the winning ticket from Acme #826 in the Pike Creek Shopping Center in Wilmington.

The group always uses Quick Pick to choose their numbers, but where they purchase their tickets depends on who takes charge of collecting the money. One of the group members said, “Usually we buy (the tickets) from a gas station, but this time I stopped (at Acme #826) on my way home.”

The group said there were feelings of shock, excitement, and disbelief when they realized that they had won. And when asked if they would continue playing, one of the members said, “Sure, now more than ever!”

The group claimed their prize at Lottery Headquarters on October 30, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 of the MONEY STACK Top Prizes Won in Georgetown

(DOVER, Del.) — A 40-year-old Georgetown man purchased two MONEY STACK Instant Game tickets from Bodie’s Market on S. Bedford St. in Georgetown, one of which ended up being a $25,000 winner. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he usually plays the Delaware Lottery at the same store every Saturday as “a little treat.”

In addition to Instant Games, the man said he also enjoys playing MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL® when the jackpots get big.

“I purchased the tickets on the way to a meeting and had them in my pocket the whole time,” the man said. After his meeting, he finally scratched his tickets. “I won $5 on the first one,” he said. On the second, he ended up winning $25,000. “I thought I had only won $25. I thought, this can’t be right!”

“It’s an unreal feeling,” the man said when he realized he had won one of the top prizes. “I’ve never won more than $100 before.”

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man simply replied, “I have a plan.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on October 29, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 Sold In Wilmington

(DOVER, Del.) — A 50-year-old Wilmington man who purchased three POWERBALL® tickets from Star Gas & Diesel on Kirkwood Highway, ended up matching four numbers and the POWERBALL®, winning $50,000 before taxes.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, will take home $38,000 after taxes.

The man said he always picks his own numbers. This time, he chose his numbers based on family members’ birthdays. “I still can’t believe it,” the man said. “I don’t have this kind of luck.”

“I was watching the drawing on TV and was half dosing off (when the drawing happened). I already knew the numbers, so I knew right away (that he had won).”

When asked what the man planned on doing with his winnings, he said, “I’m going to help my son with a down payment for a house. Maybe I’ll take a vacation, too.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on October 29, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 Lottery Pool Gets A Big Win

(DOVER, Del.) — Twelve coworkers in Dover matched four numbers and the MEGA BALL® in the October 23rd MEGA MILLIONS® drawing to win $10,000. The group, who wished to remain anonymous each took home $633 after taxes.

The group says they have been playing MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL® for two to three years and usually play when the jackpots get high. They purchased the winning ticket at Royal Farms #139 on Lebanon Road in Dover.

The group always plays Quick Pick when purchasing their tickets. Then, they take photos of the tickets so everyone has a copy of the numbers and can check after the drawing. Two of the group members stayed up to watch the drawing and sent text messages to the rest when they learned they had won.

“We are all in disbelief and so happy,” said one of the group members. “I had to go scan the ticket to actually believe it.” When asked what the group planned on doing with their winnings, they said it would go toward some bills and holiday shopping. “It’s a nice little bonus for everyone.”

The group claimed their prize at Lottery Headquarters on October 24, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 Big Win To Start The Weekend

(DOVER, Del.) — For a 63-year-old Millsboro man, persistence has paid off. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, has been regularly playing the CASH FEVER Instant Game since it was released. So, when the man visited the BP Pep-Up Gas Station in Millsboro, he decided to purchase one CASH FEVER ticket before leaving - a ticket that ended up being a $150,000 winner.

The man, who has been playing the Lottery for ten years, said he enjoys playing Instant Games, specifically those with big prize amounts. This was the first big win for the man, but he’s hoping to win one of the POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® jackpots in the near future.

When asked what he plans on doing with his winnings, the man said he plans to put the money away for retirement.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on October 19, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Wilmington Man Starts Vacation with Big Win

(DOVER, Del.) — On the night before his vacation, a 51-year-old man went to Stanley’s Tavern in Wilmington to play KENO®. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, ended up matching seven of seven numbers with a 4x Bonus Multiplier giving him a $10,000 win before taxes.

The man said he began playing KENO® at his local bar three years ago and likes to play for fun. “We watched the drawing live as it was going,” the man said. “We saw the numbers come up, and then realized it was a 4x Multiplier game!”

The man immediately found the manager to verify the ticket which ended up paying out $7,600 after taxes. When asked what the man planned on doing with his winnings, he said, “We’ll probably pay a few bills and then have a little play money.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on October 5, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 $20,000

(DOVER, Del.) — A retired Millsboro woman ended up winning $20,000 after purchasing six 20X the bucks Instant Game tickets from Kwik Liquor in Millsboro, DE. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she likes to pick her Instant Game tickets based on the prize amounts, and mixes up where she purchases her tickets.

The woman, who also enjoys playing draw games, has been playing the Delaware Lottery along with her husband since 2008. After purchasing the tickets, the woman and her husband returned home and each decided to scratch three tickets each.

The last ticket the woman scratched ended up being one of the top prize tickets for 20X the bucks. “I kept looking at it (the ticket) then my husband,” the woman said. “I was in shock. It took all weekend for it to actually sink in.”

When asked what she planned on doing with the winnings, the woman said, “We’re going to pay off my car and use the rest for a vacation. We’re thinking an Alaskan cruise.”

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery headquarters on September 24, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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Big Win Going To A Good Cause

(DOVER, Del.) — A 55-year-old Dover woman had a good feeling when she saw the Black Ice 7’s Instant Game at the Royal Farms #151 on S. Saulsbury Road in Dover, Delaware. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she normally purchases one Instant Game ticket when she’s out. On this day, she decided to play Black Ice 7s for the first time.

The woman scratched her ticket after returning home and couldn’t believe that she had won one of the $15,000 top prizes for the Black Ice 7s Instant Game. “I had to ask a friend to verify it (the winning ticket) and still couldn’t believe it until I saw the check,” the woman said about learning she had won.

The woman, who is retired from the military, said that she has been playing the Delaware Lottery for about five years and prefers to play the $5 Instant Game tickets. When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, the woman said she plans to give most of it to charity.

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on September 21, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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Retried Wilmington Man Wins $25,000

(DOVER, Del.) — A 69-year-old Wilmington man decided to purchase one full of money Instant Game ticket while at ACME #7826 in the Pike Creek Shopping Center in Wilmington. The ticket he purchased ended up being one of the $25,000 top-prize winners.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, has been playing the Delaware Lottery since he was in his twenties and usually plays Instant Games and POWERBALL®. Though he always plays the same POWERBALL® numbers, he chooses his Instant Games at random.

“I was in disbelief,” the man said. “I didn’t think it was real. I took the ticket back into the store to scan it because I thought it was a mistake.”

The man said he planned on using his winnings to pay off some bills and that he was excited to keep playing the Delaware Lottery. “Maybe lightening will strike twice,” the man added.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on September 18, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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® Prize Finally Claimed

(DOVER, Del.) — This past Friday, a 69-year-old Ellendale man read an article on his phone about an unclaimed $50,000 POWERBALL® ticket sold at Royal Farms #141 in Ellendale for the June 13 drawing. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, plays POWERBALL® at that store every week and luckily, he saves his tickets.

“I took them (tickets from the June 13 drawing) in to have the cashier check them. She said I was a winner, but joked that the winning amount was too much to tell me right there in the store.” Sure enough, the man had the unclaimed winning ticket and after taxes, ended up taking home $38,000 by matching four white balls and the red POWERBALL®.

“I was in disbelief,” the man said after learning that he had won. The man said he purchases one Quick Pick POWERBALL® ticket when he visits the Royal Farms. “I play every Wednesday and Saturday morning when I stop for coffee.”

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said, “I plan to pay off some bills and put some in the bank. I’ll also spend some of it on an old car I’ve been fixing up.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on September 17, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 Business Owner Wins Big in Claymont

(DOVER, Del.) — Tracie Patras purchased six $250 GRAND Instant Game tickets to celebrate a birthday. Little did she know, she’d be celebrating a big win. The 53-year-old, Claymont woman purchased the tickets from Claymont News & Gifts and walked out a $10,000 winner.

The grandmother of seven, who owns a salon in Wilmington, said she plays the Delaware Lottery every day. “I work a lot, so playing is my fun and entertainment,” Patras explained.

Although she also plays Draw Games, Patras purchased the six Instant Game tickets on the way to celebrate her granddaughter’s birthday. “I cried right away,” said Patras, describing her win. “I was in shock!”

When asked about what she planned on doing with her winnings, Patras said, “This will help with some house repairs.”

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on September 10, 2018.

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One of the $250 GRAND Top Prizes Won in Claymont

(DOVER, Del.) — A Philadelphia, PA man stopped in the Sunoco A Plus in Claymont and decided to purchase two $250 GRAND Instant Game tickets, one of which ended up being a $250,000 winner. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he usually purchases two Instant Game tickets at a time, but he varies which games he plays.

The man, who works part-time in Delaware, typically buys Delaware Lottery tickets on his workday commute. “I scratched the ticket when I left the store, and thought I had won $25,” the man said. “I didn’t believe it until I went to the kiosk to check my ticket.”

The man, who also enjoys playing draw games like POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® said that this was the first time he had ever had a big win. When asked if this win would change his life, the man said, “Financially, yes, but it won’t change my day-to-day.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on September 6, 2018.

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New York Man Wins Big in Newark

(DOVER, Del.) — A 54-year-old man from New York purchased one ticket for the July 20th MEGA MILLIONS® drawing, while he was visiting Delaware. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, stopped at the 7-Eleven on S. Gerald Drive in Newark and decided to purchase his $10,006 winning MEGA MILLIONS® ticket.

After returning home, the man checked his ticket online and learned that he had matched four numbers and the Mega Ball. After taxes, the man won $7,605.00 on his winning ticket. The man said he hasn’t decided what he plans on doing with his winnings as of yet.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on August 27th, 2018.

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Wilmington Man Starts His Week With $100,000 Big Win

(DOVER, Del.) — A Wilmington man stopped at Carriage House Liquors on Concord Pike to purchase POWERBALL® tickets, as well as a few Instant Games for him and his family. The man, who wished to remain nameless, said, “I [usually] purchase one $20 ticket for myself and four $5 tickets for my family…when I stop in to buy a POWERBALL® or MEGA MILLIONS® ticket.”

“I check the website and play the oldest game that has the largest prize available,” the man said on choosing what game to play. On this visit, the man chose the Instant Game LOADED and ended up winning one of the $100,000 top prizes.

“I left the ticket unscratched for two days, and my wife scratched it while I was away,” the man said about learning he had won. “She called me hysterically, and I didn’t believe it. I needed picture proof. I was in shock.”

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said, “We’ll be boring and put it into savings. No big vacations planned.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on August 6, 2018.

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Woman Wins One of the LUCKY 7 Top Prizes

(DOVER, Del.) — Before leaving the Gumboro Liquors in Millsboro, DE, a Selbyville woman decided to purchase one LUCKY 7 Instant Game ticket. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, ended up winning one of the $40,000 top prizes from that Instant Game.

The woman, who normally plays both $5 and $10 Instant Games, said this was her first big win. “It took me a little while to figure out that I had actually won,” said the 25-year-old woman. “I felt a little nervous and then started to get hot. I just couldn’t believe that I had won.”

When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, the woman said she plans to put a down payment on a new car and save the rest.

The woman claimed her prize from Lottery Headquarters on July 30, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 GUT FEELING LED TO A $10,000 BIG WIN

(DOVER, Del.) — Andrew Dera has been playing the Delaware Lottery for five years at Shop & Stop on Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach. Dera said he enjoys playing a variety of Instant Games, POWERBALL® and MEGAMILLIONS®. “I play when I’m feeling lucky,” Dera said; and lucky for him, the $250 GRAND Instant Game ticket happened to catch his eye.

“I’ve never seen a $25 ticket before, so I thought, why not,” adding, “I had a gut feeling about this one.” Dera decided to purchase an entire book (24 tickets) of the $250 GRAND Instant Game. “When I told the cashier I wanted a book of tickets, he asked if I was sure…the look on his face was priceless.”

Dera returned home to scratch his tickets, and on the 11th one, Dera won big. “I scratched the doubler and saw $5,000 and hit the brakes. I had to do a double take. I still can’t believe it.”

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, Dera said he plans to pay off his work van. “It’ll make it [life] easier for a while.”

Mr. Dera claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on July 25, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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Big Win For a Group of Friends in Wilmington

(DOVER, Del.) — A group of 11 Wilmington men each took home $690 after taxes when they matched four numbers and the MEGABALL® on the July 20th MEGA MILLIONS® drawing. The men, who wished to remain nameless, said their group always purchases tickets for the MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL® drawings at Toll Gate Liquors in Wilmington.

The men, who met at a neighborhood pub, began buying MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL® tickets as a group about two years ago. “Every time the jackpots hit $100 million, we start playing,” explained the man who claimed the prize for the group.

“We’re all excited,” said the man, referring to the $10,000 group win. “This is the first time winning something this big,” adding, “We’ve won smaller amounts [before], but we roll it back into the pot for the group.”

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man who claimed the prize said, “I’m going on vacation on Sunday, so this is some extra spending money for that.” The man said the group plans to continue playing together, “We’ll keep playing. We played for the $522 MEGA MILLIONS® drawing last night!”

The man claimed their prize from Lottery Headquarters on July 25, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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Delmar Man Starts Weekend with A Big Win

(DOVER, Del.) — A Delmar man, who has been playing the Delaware Lottery for over 15 years, purchased four CA$H IN Instant Game tickets at Food Lion #1458 in Laurel. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the tickets with loose pocket change and ended up a $25,000 winner.

“The first ticket I scratched was the winner,” the man said describing his win. “I had to go back into the store to confirm. I thought I only won $25 at first.”

The man wasn’t the only one who questioned the $25,000 prize amount. “My wife thought I was kidding,” said the man. “When she saw the ticket, she thought I only won $25, too.”

As for what he plans on doing with his winnings, the 56-year-old man said he plans on buying his wife a new car for her birthday. “This couldn’t have come at a better time for us,” the man added.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on July 20, 2018.

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Woman Celebrates July 4th With Big Win

(DOVER, Del.) — A woman, who was in Delaware visiting her family for the 4th of July, ended up a $15,000 winner after playing $15,000 Bonus Play. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased one $15,000 Bonus Play Instant Game ticket from Uncle Willie’s in Woodside while she was out with her mother.

“I don’t really have a routine (for playing the Lottery), I just like to scratch them off,” the woman said.

The woman was having a BBQ with her family when she found out she had won. “My mom and I couldn’t believe it. We kept going back and forth checking the ticket,” adding, “My mom was so excited!”

When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, the woman said, “We’ll have a little bit of fun. I want us to go out and take a vacation.”

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on July 11, 2018.

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Dover Man Starts Weekend With A $15,000 Win

(DOVER, Del.) — A Dover man purchased a $15,000 Bonus Play Instant Game ticket from Hylton’s Market in Camden and ended up a $15,000 winner.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he began playing the Delaware Lottery about three years ago for something fun to do. He said he usually plays at the same store and scratches his Instant Game tickets right in the store. “I play right away so I can claim my prize,” the man said. “I was shocked and not expecting the $15,000.”

The man then shared the good news with his wife. “She was excited,” said the man. “She already asked for a new purse.”

When asked about what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said, “I’m going to pay off a few bills and then get my wife a nice gift.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on June 29, 2018.

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Ellendale Woman Turns $5 Into $15,000

(DOVER, Del.) — A 66-year-old Ellendale woman purchased a single $5 Black Ice 7s Instant Game ticket at Market Place on 630 NW Front Street in Milford. Little did she know, that $5 bought her a $15,000 winning ticket.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she’s been playing off and on for the past ten years. Along with playing $1 and $5 Instant Games, the woman also enjoys playing POWERBALL®. “I play for fun and to win,” said the woman. “I usually mix up the stores where I play, but I haven’t had any luck yet.”

That luck turned around as she scratched her winning ticket in her car just outside the store. “I couldn’t believe it,” she explained. “I had to go back in to ask the store to confirm.”

When asked if the woman planned to keep playing the Lottery, she excitedly responded, “Yes, I want to win POWERBALL®!”

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on June 28, 2018.

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Wilmington Woman Wins $20,000 Playing 20X the bucks

(DOVER, Del.) — A 26-year-old Wilmington woman won big after purchasing three 20X the bucks Instant Game tickets from Acme #7872 at Price’s Corner Shopping Center in Wilmington. The mother of two was sitting on a bench outside the Acme with her kids, when she decided to scratch her tickets.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, was incredibly surprised when one of her tickets was a $20,0000 winner. She immediately called her husband to share the great news.

The woman said she has won smaller prizes in the past, but this was definitely her first big win.

When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, the woman said she plans to put the money into savings.

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on June 27, 2018.

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Man Wins $250 Grand Playing $250 GRAND

(DOVER, Del.) — A 55-year-old Lewes man just took home one of the top prizes playing the $250 GRAND Instant Game. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased four $250 GRAND Instant Game tickets from Cape Wine & Spirits in Lewes, DE.

“I’ve been playing the same game lately [$250 GRAND]. It’s been out for a while, and I knew there were big prizes left,” the man said. After he purchased the four tickets, he returned to his car to scratch them. “The first one was $0, the second was $25, the third was $50, and I thought the fourth was $250,” he said. When he returned inside to scan his tickets, he realized he had actually won $250,000.

“I was in shock,” he said about learning he had won. “I turned around and walked straight out of the store without talking to anyone.”

The man, who has been playing since he was old enough to play the Delaware Lottery said that this win is “definitely a life changer.” “I plan to pay off student loans, bills, share some with loved ones and invest.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on June 26, 2018.

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Smyrna Woman Starts Weekend With A Big Win

(DOVER, Del.) — A Smyrna woman who just began playing the Lottery a few months ago already has her first big win. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased one $250 GRAND ticket at Shore Stop #253 at Tybouts Corner in New Castle which ended up being at $10,000 winner.

The woman scratched her ticket in her car before leaving the store. When she saw that she had won, she went back into the store to scan her ticket. “It was a great Friday! I was so excited,” the woman said about her win.

When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, the married mother of one said she plans on taking a little time off between transitioning to a new job.

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on June 25, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $5.1 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, 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 Wins $25,000 On A $5 Instant Game

(DOVER, Del.) — A Newark woman who decided to splurge on a $5 Instant Game ticket ended up winning one of the game’s top prizes. The 83-year-old woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she normally plays $1 or $3 Instant Games but decided to play MONEY STACK, a $5 Instant Game, while visiting Convenient Store on West 9th St. in Wilmington.

The woman said she began playing the lottery about 5 years ago with a dream of winning big.

When she realized she had won $25,000, the woman simply said, “Oh gosh,” and thought she must have misread the ticket.

When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, the woman said she plans to ease the pressure of some of her bills, but plans on continuing to play with the hopes of winning again someday.

The woman claimed her prize from Lottery Headquarters on June 15, 2018.

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New Castle Woman Turns $10 Win Into $50,000 Win

(DOVER, Del.) — After winning $10 from an Instant Game ticket at New Castle Spirits in New Castle, DE, a local woman decided to use the $10 to purchase a CA$H BLAST Instant Game ticket before leaving the store with her husband. That decision led to a $50,000 big win.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said her husband began scratching the ticket at the store, but he wasn’t wearing his reading glasses. He initially thought they had won $5, but as he kept scratching, the couple kept seeing more zeroes.

When the couple returned home, they confirmed that it wasn’t $5 they had won, but $50,000.

The woman said she enjoys playing POWERBALL®, KENO®, and whichever Instant Game draws her attention. “It’s something [I like] to do. I play when I’m leaving the grocery store or getting gas,” the woman said. “I’ve been playing since I was old enough [to play].”

“I really do think this will change our lives,” the woman said about her win. “We were going to get a loan for repairs on the house, but now we can use this.”

When asked if the woman planned to keep playing the Lottery, she excitedly responded, “Of course!”

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on June 12, 2018.

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Millsboro Man Wins $10,000 Playing $250 GRAND

(DOVER, Del.) — A Millsboro man purchased one $250 GRAND ticket from the Back Bay Tobacco in Millsboro that ended up being a $10,000 winner. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, had recently hurt his Achilles so his friend offered to take him to the store to get a few items. Before leaving, the man decided to grab a $250 GRAND Instant Game ticket.

The man said he typically plays the $20 and $25 Instant Games, and has been playing the Delaware Lottery for about 10 years.

When the man returned home from the store and scratched his ticket, he was shocked to see his big win. “I didn’t believe it. I had to show my friend so they could check it,” the man said. The man’s friend then drove him back to Back Bay Tobacco so he could check it again at the store.

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, he said he wanted to use it for a down payment on a new place.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on May 29, 2018.

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Lincoln man starts holiday weekend with a big win

(DOVER, Del.) — Darrell White initially purchased one “7” Instant Game ticket from the Liquor Plus in Georgetown but before leaving, he decided to buy four more. That decision ended up landing him one of the game’s $15,000 top prizes as the last ticket he scratched ended up being a big winner.

“It’s awesome,” White said about the win. “I looked at it [ticket] and set it down about ten times. I just couldn’t believe it.”

Mr. White says he has been playing the lottery “forever”, playing multiple times a week at the Liquor Plus. Mr. White enjoys playing Instant Games, Mega Millions® and Powerball® saying, “I play it all.”

Mr. White said the staff at Liquor Plus are always wishing him luck so once he won, he wanted to go share the news of his big win with them.

When asked what he plans on doing with his winnings, White said, “I’m going to buy a new truck.”

Mr. White claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on May 25, 2018.

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Tenth Time's A Charm For A New Castle Woman

(DOVER, Del.) — A retired New Castle woman won big after purchasing ten Instant Game tickets from Boyd’s Corner Liquors in Middletown, DE. Among her group of $5 tickets was a 20X the money Instant Game ticket that won her $20,000.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she has been playing Instant Games since the Delaware Lottery’s inception in 1975. “My husband got me started on the scratchers,” the woman said, noting that she also plays POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS®.

“It was the last ticket I scratched that day,” she said, adding, “I couldn’t believe it and kept looking at the ticket.”

As for what she plans on doing with her winnings, the 78-year-old said she hasn’t planned anything specific. “The money makes me feel comfortable,” she said, describing the winnings as extra money to fall back on.

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

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Newark Man Plans a Bucket List Vacation with $50,000 Win

(DOVER, Del.) — A Newark man purchased eight Instant Game tickets from the Shore Stop on Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington. Little did he know, his $10 50X The Bucks Instant Game ticket would be a big winner.

The man wasted no time checking his tickets. “I scratched it right away,” said the man. “The whole store was excited for me.”

After sharing his excitement with the other customers, the man called his daughter to deliver the news. “I was shocked,” said his daughter. “I told him not to lose it.”

When asked what he’ll do with the winnings, the man explained his plans for a vacation to see his mother overseas. “This will change his life,” his daughter explained. “This trip has been on his bucket list for years.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on May 15, 2018 and joked, “Maybe next time it will be in the millions!”

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Newark Man Gets Big Surprise Playing WIN BIG!

(DOVER, Del.) — A Newark man thought he had won $50 playing WIN BIG! It wasn’t until he tried to claim his prize that he learned there were three more zeroes after that $50. “I went in [to the store] a few days later and the woman said I couldn’t claim it [prize] there,” the man said. “I asked, why not? It’s only $50.”

It was then the woman at the store printed the man’s winning receipt which read $50,000. “I didn’t scratch all the zeroes and thought I only won $50,” he said. “I was dumbfounded.” The man, who wished to remain anonymous, had just won one of the top prizes for the WIN BIG! Instant Game.

The man said he usually plays a few Instant Games a week and also plays POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS®. “Winning is the only reason I play,” said the man, explaining that he’s been playing the Delaware Lottery for about 40 years.

After he won, the man called his wife at work to ask if she wanted to go on a cruise. “I didn’t understand, and then he explained it,” his wife said. “I thought he was kidding.”

When asked what else the man planned to do with his winnings, he said, “Put it in the bank and go from there.”

The man purchased the winning ticket at Delaware Cigarette & Tobacco in Bear, DE and claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on May 14, 2018.

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Middletown Man Wins $40,000 In An Instant

(DOVER, Del.) — A 57-year-old man from Middletown, who plays the Lottery at one of two stores in his area, definitely chose the right store to play 7s on Fire. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchases $10 worth of Instant Game tickets when he plays Draw Games. This week he decided to play 7s on Fire, when he visited Shore Stop #263 on West Main Street in Middletown, DE. The decision really paid off.

“I ran it in the machine and it said $40,000,” the man said, adding, “My knees got weak.” When the man learned that he had won, he drove to see his wife at work to tell her the news. “She couldn’t believe it and kept texting me after I left to make sure it was real,” he said.

The man said he had won smaller prizes before but never anything this substantial. “When I got home, I just sat in silence staring at the ceiling to let it sink it. I still can’t believe it.”

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said he planned on paying off some bills and making his yearly trip with his wife extra special. “It’s definitely made my year a lot easier.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on May 11, 2018.

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Coworkers Split $1,000,000 in Big POWERBALL® Win

(DOVER, Del.) — A group of 13 coworkers in Newark matched all 5 white balls on the May 2 POWERBALL® drawing, each taking home $58,461.38 after taxes. The men, who wished to remain anonymous, say they have been playing as a group for about 15 years, playing both POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS®.

The men all contributed $4 and purchased 26 tickets from Books & News in Newark, DE. The man who purchased the tickets walked to the store the following day to scan the tickets. When he scanned the ticket, he was told to go to Lottery Headquarters to claim his prize. An employee then showed the man that his ticket was a $1,000,000 winning ticket.

“I was really shocked,” said the man who claimed the ticket. “It’s still so exciting.”

After returning to work and sharing the news with the rest of the group, one of the men secured the ticket until they could claim their prize the following day.

When asked if they would continue playing after the big win, one of the men responded, “We already have our tickets for the weekend!”

The men claimed their prize from Lottery Headquarters on May 4, 2018.

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Dagsboro Man Begins Retirement with $10,000 Win

(DOVER, Del.) — A 64-year-old man from Dagsboro started his retirement with a big $10,000 win. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased one $250 GRAND Instant Game ticket from Bodie’s Market in Dagsboro.

The man says he has been playing the Delaware Lottery for ten to fifteen years and prefers playing Instant Games for the instant gratification.

“I felt good. I retired recently, so this was a perfect time before the money will start coming in,” the man said. “I’ve won small stuff [before], but nothing like this.”

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said he wants to replace an old truck. “Yeah it’ll change my life. It makes me happy, and I get new truck!”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on April 30, 2018.

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A $10,000 Win For A Millsboro Business Owner

(DOVER, Del.) — Katrina Brown is a busy woman. The 25-year-old Millsboro woman and her fiancée run two businesses and have nine kids, but she finds time to play the Delaware Lottery once or twice a month.

Ms. Brown said she plays when she is feeling lucky. That lucky feeling led to a big win when Ms. Brown decided to purchase a few $250 GRAND Instant Game tickets from the Long Neck Shell in Millsboro. One of those tickets ended up being a $10,000 winner.

“I’m impatient so I scratched them as soon as I got to the car,” Brown said. “I knew I had won right away because I always scratch the numbers first and then the prize at the end.”

When asked what she planned on doing with the winnings, Brown, who was joined by her fiancée at Lottery Headquarters said, “We own two businesses so we’ll probably invest to expand them.”

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on April 27, 2018.

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Wilmington Man Wins Big In Millsboro

(DOVER, Del.) — A 52-year-old, self-employed Wilmington man won $10,000 on a $250 GRAND Instant Game ticket. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at the Shore Star Store on Oak Orchard Rd. in Millsboro before returning home to Wilmington.

After purchasing and scratching twelve $250 GRAND tickets, the man had them scanned. He had no idea that one of the twelve tickets he was holding was a $10,000 winning ticket.

When he learned that he had won, the man said, “You’ve got to be kidding me!” The man, who has been playing the Delaware Lottery since the 1980s, said he has won playing Instant Games in the past, but never this much.

When asked what he planned to do with his winnings, the man said, “I’m going to put it in the bank.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on April 19, 2018.

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A Payday Tradition Pays Big for One Delaware Woman

(DOVER, Del.) — After getting off her long night shift as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Mary Crompton stopped at Royal Farms on Pulaski Hwy. in Bear, Delaware, where she purchased a winning MONEY MATCH Instant Game ticket.

For three years, Crompton and a work friend have been buying one or two Instant Game tickets on pay day. What’s become a tradition for both, really paid off for the 59-year-old, when she made a solo, Friday morning trip.

“I won some cash on my first MONEY MATCH ticket,” she said, adding, “So I purchased one more of the same ticket with the winnings.” Little did she know; the second MONEY MATCH Instant Game ticket would win her $100,000.

It was only fitting that she immediately called her friend to double check the ticket. Once confirmed, the two wasted no time and headed straight to claim the $100,000 top prize.

“I haven’t slept yet,” she said about her big win. “I’m too excited.”

When asked if they would keep the tradition going, Crompton said, “Oh yes, sometimes lightning does strike twice.”

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on April 13, 2018, and joked, “I need to get some rest before work tonight!”

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Delaware Man Plans Vacation with a $25,000 Jackpot Win

(DOVER, Del.) — A Delaware man wins big on an Instant Ticket purchased at his lucky store. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at the Speedy Mart on South Broom Street in Wilmington.

The man, who plays daily, purchased the $25,000 Jackpot Instant Game ticket along with two other Instant Tickets. “I like the $5 and $10 tickets,” the man said, adding, “Nothing goes into the picks, but sometimes I have a lucky store.”

The Puerto Rico native said he has been playing the Delaware Lottery since moving here 30 years ago. “I won $1,800 playing KENO, but this is my biggest win,” he said.

When asked about what he planned on doing with the winnings, the man said, “I’m going to Puerto Rico to see my mother and have a nice vacation.”

The man claimed the prize from Lottery Headquarters on April 13, 2018.

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Man Claims Big Jackpot Win on Daughter's First Birthday

(DOVER, Del.) — A 40-year-old Claymont man won big playing MULTI-WIN LOTTO, taking home $63,084 after taxes.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, went for coffee with a coworker and decided to scan his ticket from the April 2nd drawing before they left. When he scanned the ticket, the machine blinked bright red.

As the man approached the cashier with his ticket, the cashier told the man that there was an $83,000 jackpot winner in Claymont. “Yeah, that was me,” the man replied casually.

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said he was going to put it toward a down payment for a new house. “It sped up a few processes (for the house). It would have taken a few more years to save this amount.”

The man purchased his winning ticket at Claymont News & Gifts in Claymont, DE and claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on April 5, 2018

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Delaware County, PA Man Wins Big in Delaware Lottery

(DOVER, Del.) — Mark Eckert was in Delaware visiting his girlfriend to watch the National Championship basketball game. During halftime, he went to the 7-Eleven on Market Street in Newport, Delaware where he decided to purchase one EXTRA Play Instant Game ticket.

“I usually buy a $5 Instant Game ticket every other day, but it’s always sporadic,” Eckert said about choosing the EXTRA Play Instant Game.

Eckert returned home to finish watching the game before checking his ticket. When he finally did, he learned that he had won one of the game’s $15,000 top prizes. “I was in disbelief,” Eckert said. “I kept reading over the play instructions to make sure [he had won].”

When asked about what he planned on doing with his winnings, the 27-year-old carpenter joked, “Deposit it,” adding, “Well, I do need a new pair of boots.”

Mr. Eckert claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on April 3, 2018.

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Big Win Turns Into A Big Surprise

(DOVER, Del.) — A 72-year-old retired woman from Hockessin won big with a little help from her good luck charms.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, sent her son and nephew to the Bedford’s Pleasantville Country Maid store on Christiana Rd. in New Castle to pick out an Instant Game ticket. She’s been sending them to buy her tickets for years because she feels they have better luck. “I just tell them to pick a winning ticket,” the woman said – and that’s exactly what they did.

When they returned home, her nephew began scratching the $250 GRAND Instant Game and then had his aunt finish scratching the ticket. At first, they thought they had won $10, but after a moment, realized they had won $10,000. “We just stared at it in shock for a long time,” the woman said.

When the woman went to claim her prize, she brought her son and nephew, who were in for quite a shock of their own. The woman told her son and nephew that she was going split the prize between the two of them. “My spending isn’t what it used to be and I know they’ll be there for me,” the woman said, adding, “Maybe they’ll take me out to a restaurant of my choice.”

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on April 2, 2018.

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Beginner's Luck Turns Into A Big Win

(DOVER, Del.) — Martina Pinkett stopped for gas at Royal Farms on Concord Rd. in Seaford, Delaware, where she decided to play the lottery for the first time.

The 31-year-old Pinkett said, “I wanted to win some money,” so she purchased one 50X THE MONEY Instant Game ticket – and win she did. When she returned to her car, she scratched her ticket and initially thought she won $50; but when she went back into the store to scan the ticket, she learned she actually won $50,000.

“I feel very blessed,” she said about her big win. “I’m going to keep playing.”

When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, Pinkett said, “All my debts will be paid off,” adding that the rest will be put in the bank.

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on March 26, 2018 and joked, “We’re going to Royal Farms when we leave here!”

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Delaware Man is Singing All the Way to the Bank

(DOVER, Del.) — After choir practice, a retired, 63-year-old Delaware man stopped at the 7-Eleven on Centerville Rd. in Wilmington, DE. Little did he know, he’d walk out of the store $15,000 richer after purchasing a winning EXTRA Play Instant Game ticket.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, has been living in Delaware his whole life, usually buys two to three tickets at a time based on the color of the tickets, and will keep playing the same game if he gets attached to it. “I knew I liked the EXTRA Play $5 tickets, so I grabbed three of those,” the man said.

“I sat in the car and tears came down like Niagara Falls. I was so happy,” the man said. He called his wife to share the great news. “She couldn’t believe it and had to go sit down.”

When asked about what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said, “My wife and I were talking about a vacation to our timeshare in Florida this summer. I’m also going to help my family and my church.”

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on March 23, 2018.

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Woman Kept $10,000 Instant Game Winning Ticket in Purse for Weeks

(DOVER, Del.) — Sales of the $250,000 CASH Instant Game may have ended earlier this March, but luckily for one Sussex County woman, winning prizes may be claimed for one year from the announced end of sales for the game.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased one $250,000 CASH Instant Game ticket a few months ago while running errands. Right after purchasing the ticket, the woman returned to her car and decided to see if she had won. Sure enough, she did.

“I was really surprised,’” said the woman, once she learned about her $10,000 win. After she told her family, she put the winning ticket into her purse, where it would remain for a few months.

The winning ticket, purchased at Savannah Liquors in Dagsboro, DE, was finally claimed at Lottery Headquarters on March 22, 2018.

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Five 7 Tickets = $15,000 For One Lucky Lewes Woman

(DOVER, Del.) — A 45-year-old business owner found herself a big winner after purchasing five 7 Instant Game tickets.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, has had a method for playing the Lottery since moving to Delaware in 2006. She routinely purchases five random Instant Game tickets, but always from the same store. It was only fitting the store where she always buys her tickets, Uncle Willies in Lewes, DE, is where she found out she had won $15,000. The woman played her tickets at the store right after she had purchased them, revealing one of the top prizes.

“It didn’t seem real. It took a while to sink in. $15,000 isn’t something you see every day,” the woman said after learning she had won. The married, mother of one, laughed when asked about what she planned on doing with her winnings saying, “I’m logical, unfortunately. We’re going to pay things that are necessary like bills.”

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on March 14, 2018.

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Smyrna Man Starts Weekend Early With Some Extra Cash

(DOVER, Del.) — A 68-year-old retired Smyrna man won big after purchasing two EXTRA Play tickets from Larry’s Liquors in Dover, DE. One of those tickets turned out to be a $15,000 winner.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, has been playing the Lottery since he moved to Delaware three years ago. Last year, the man won a $1,000 prize playing an Instant Game, but this was the first time he had won such a large prize. “I couldn’t believe it,” the man said. “I scratched it in my car and didn’t have my glasses so I went back in the store (to check).” He then went home to share the good news with his wife.

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said he plans on helping his daughter with some medical bills.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on March 8, 2018.

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Big Plans For A Big Win

(DOVER, Del.) — A Milford man purchased three CASH FEVER Instant Game tickets before leaving work and found himself $150,000 richer when he returned home.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he has been playing the lottery, ”for a long time,” and usually purchases 3 to 5 Instant Game tickets at once. This time, one of those three was a very big winner.

After realizing he had won, the man said he was very happy stating, “This is going to change my life.” When asked what he planned to do with his winnings, the man said he wants to manage his own business.

The winning ticket was purchased at Uptown Liquors in Milford, DE, and the man claimed his top prize at Lottery Headquarters of February 28, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 Delaware Man's Birthday Really Paid Off

(DOVER, Del.) — A 59-year-old retired man from Bear, DE started his birthday celebration a little early winning $50,000 before taxes on the February 10th POWERBALL® drawing.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, has a birthday coming up this weekend. His birthday is also what helped him match the four white balls plus the red POWERBALL®. For the last year-and-a-half, the man has regularly played POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS®. The man said that he always plays his birthday and age, then picks the remaining numbers at random.

The man said he was “quiet and calm” when he checked the website to see if he had won but admitted, “…it’s sinking in more now after seeing the check!”

When asked what he planned on doing with his winnings, the man said he planned to “…break it down over a few years to subsidize income and then decide on a vacation.”

The man purchased his winning ticket at Kirkwood Liquors in Bear, DE and claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on February 19, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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Winning Big is a Day at the Beach for Rehoboth Woman

(DOVER, Del.) — Almost a month after purchasing MEGA MILLIONS® tickets for the January 2 drawing, a 62-year-old retired woman from Rehoboth learns she won $10,000 before taxes.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said that her and her husband will “…get a little pile (lottery tickets) then go through and scan them.” The woman sent her husband to check a few tickets and he returned with some pretty exciting news.

“He was really excited. I was really excited,” the woman said about learning she had won by matching the four white balls plus the gold MEGABALL®, “It’s my first time winning something this large.” The woman won with a Quick Pick ticket saying, “I used to have a system (for picking numbers), but it didn’t work.” The Quick Pick worked out pretty well.

When asked what she planned on doing with the money, the woman said she would “…put some in savings, pay a bill for the house, and give some to the church.

The winning ticket was purchased at the General Store in Lewes, DE in Peddler’s Village and the woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on February 19, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Retired Wilmington Woman Has A $20,000 Windfall

(DOVER, Del.) — A retired Wilmington woman won big after purchasing three 20X THE MONEY Instant Game tickets after stopping to get gas at the King Star gas station on Lancaster Ave in Wilmington.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she has been playing Instant Games once or twice a week since the Delaware Lottery’s inception in 1975. “I usually pick them up when I get gas at that station, and sometimes the super market,” the woman said. As for her strategy: “I usually pick the pretty ones.”

“I scratched one, nothing. Scratched the second, nothing. Then, I won on the third,” she said adding, “I couldn’t believe it. It was like a dream.” She immediately informed her daughter and had her double check the tickets to make sure she had won. After verifying the $20,000 ticket, the woman’s daughter said, “Now she can’t say she’s never won big!”

As for what she plans on doing with her winnings, the 84-year-old said she wants to get her car fixed, then share a little with her family. When asked if she plans to keep playing the lottery, she replied, “Oh, of course!”

The winner claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 Bartender Ends His Shift With $25,000 Jackpot

(DOVER, Del.) — A Delaware man ended a long shift at work with a big win. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven on Elkton Road in Newark on his way home from a twelve hour shift at the bar.

The man purchased one $25,000 Jackpot Instant Game ticket and when he returned home, gave it to his wife to scratch off. “It was only the last number that matched,” the man said, adding, “We figured we’d get our money back and then we saw a comma. She kept scratching and revealed we won $25K.”

The Delaware native said he has won playing Instant Games before, but never more than $50. “We were excited,” he said. “This is definitely our first big win.”

When asked about what he planned on doing with the winnings, the man said, “Whatever we can do to help each other out. We’re not going to Disney or anything.”

The winning ticket was purchased on January 28, 2018 and the man claimed the prize from Lottery Headquarters on January 29, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 Postal Worker Gets a Very Special Delivery

(DOVER, Del.) — A 68-year-old postal worker from Millsboro woke up to some good news when her MULTI-WIN LOTTO ticket ended up being a $55,022 winner.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she wasn’t feeling well when she went to sleep before the January 12th drawing. She awoke around 2am and decided to check the winning numbers on her phone and couldn’t believe what she saw.

“I was in shock,” the woman said upon learning she had won. “I couldn’t get back to sleep.”

The woman said she has been living in Delaware for 43 years and has been playing the lottery ever since. This time, she purchased one $10 MULTI-WIN LOTTO quick pick ticket that ended up being worth $41,266.50 after taxes.

When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, the woman, still in shock over winning, simply said, “I’m not sure yet.”

The winning ticket was purchased on January 12th at the BP Pep-Up gas station on John J. Williams Highway in Millsboro and she claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on January 16, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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7th Time’s the Charm as Delaware Man Wins $40,000

(DOVER, Del.) — A retired Delaware man who just began playing the lottery a few weeks ago took ‘beginner’s luck’ to a new level. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he’s only played six times prior to buying the winning ticket.

His seventh time playing, the man purchased a 7S ON FIRE instant game, and won $40,000.

“I looked at it two to three times and then took a picture. I immediately called my wife,” the man said when he realized that he had won.

When asked what he planned to do with his winnings, the man said, “I plan to work on my granddaughter’s car, donate some to church, and put the rest in the bank.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Avenue Wines and Spirits on Delaware Avenue in Wilmington and the man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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Santa Claus Left A $50,000 Stocking Stuffer

(DOVER, Del.) — A Wilmington woman’s Christmas got a little merrier when a PLAY MONEY instant game in her stocking turned out to be a $50,000 winner.

The woman, who wished to remain nameless, said that her mother included an instant game ticket in each of her children’s stockings for Christmas. Unfortunately, her brothers weren’t as lucky. The woman said they were both, “extremely jealous.”

“My first reaction was definitely shock,” the woman said. “I thought I definitely didn’t win and that there was some sort of catch.” Once she realized she actually had one, she composed herself and nonchalantly said to her family, “Apparently, I won $50,000.”

When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, the woman said, “I’ll save some money for travel, donate some to charity, and tuck the rest away for the future.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Pike Creek Shopping Center Acme in Wilmington and the woman claimed her prize from Lottery Headquarters on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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® Payout Leaves an Office Pool Swimming in Cash

(DOVER, Del.) — A Delmar man just got a little more popular around the office after purchasing a winning POWERBALL® ticket for his office pool. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased 30 quick pick tickets for his office pool which consists of nine members.

Though they work in Maryland, the group typically purchases their tickets in Delaware. “We’ve been playing as a group for two and a half years,” the Delmar man said. “We always buy thirty tickets, always as a group.”

The man learned they had won after scanning the tickets during his lunchbreak. “I was in disbelief,” the man said when he learned he had won. “I had to keep counting the zeroes.” The man returned to work to tell everyone and texted the ones who weren’t there. “Some of them thought I was kidding but most of them felt joy and happiness.”

Each of the nine office pool participants won a net of $4,166.67 from the December 30th drawing after matching 4 white balls and the Powerball.

When asked about how he planned on using his portion of the winnings, the man said, “I have no idea, but maybe pay some bills, and take my wife to a nice birthday dinner.”

The winning ticket was purchased on December 30th at the Food Lion in Delmar and the man claimed the prize at Lottery Headquarters on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 $25,000 on CA$H IN Instant Game

(DOVER, Del.) — A Wilmington woman got quite the surprise, once she remembered she bought a CA$H IN Instant Game ticket. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she purchased the ticket earlier in the day but then forgot about it until she was home that evening.

The Delaware native has been playing the lottery for about five years, buying a few tickets every now and then. She normally doesn’t purchase $5 tickets but said, “I really liked the way this one looked. It really caught my eye.”

Upon realizing she had won, she immediately showed her husband to confirm the result. “I was in shock. I thought maybe it was a mistake,” she said.

When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, the woman, who has nine grandchildren with two more on the way this year, said, “I want to do something for all of them. It will be a little treat for my family.”

The woman purchased the winning ticket at the New Castle Shell gas station on New Castle Avenue in New Castle, and claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on Friday, January 5, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 Follows His Dream and Wins $10,000

(DOVER, Del.) — James Woolbert’s dream just came true. Literally. The day after the 52-year-old dreamt of winning the lottery, Mr. Woolbert bought a $250,000 CASH Instant Game at Back Bay Tobacco on Bay Farm Road between Long Neck and Oak Orchard that won him $10,000.

“I scratched it in the store and was stunned when I realized I won,” Woolbert said.

Woolbert moved to Delaware 10 years ago and has enjoyed playing the $10, $20, and $25 Instant Games ever since in the hopes of winning. He has won in the past, but never anything this much.

“The first person I told was my wife,” said Woolbert. “We plan on using the winnings to pay off Christmas and save the rest.”

Woolbert claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on Wednesday, January 3.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 $25,000 Top Prize Playing Delaware Dollars Instant Game

(DOVER, Del.) — A Dover man’s routine paid off to the tune of $25,000 thanks to a winning Delaware Dollars Instant Game. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he always purchases two tickets of the same game, believing one of the two would be a winner.

Originally from Mexico, the man has lived in Delaware with his wife and children since 2002 and has been playing the Delaware Lottery ever since.

“I was so excited. My heart was beating out of my chest,” the man said once he realized he had won. He then drove to his wife’s office to share the good news with her.

When asked what he planned on doing with the winnings, the man said, “I plan to buy my children their senior class rings, pay off some bills, and enjoy our annual family trip.”

He purchased the winning ticket at the EZ Food Mart and Tobacco Store located on College Road in Dover, and claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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 Part Time Job Leads To A $20,000 Pay Day For One Claymont Resident

(DOVER, Del.) — George Ganat may have retired, be he hasn’t stopped working. The 75-year-old man works part-time at the Naamans Beverage Mart in Claymont, DE, where he purchased a winning Keno Ticket on December, 22.

“I used the birthdays of my wife, daughter, and three granddaughters,” Ganat replied when asked how he picked the winning combination.

Mr. Ganat moved to Delaware in 1970 and has been playing the Delaware Lottery regularly since 1981.

Ganat learned that he won as he was working in the front of the store. “I originally glanced and thought it was two thousand,” he said. Once he realized he had won $20,000, Ganat said, “I was shocked, and really pleased.”

When asked about his plans for the winnings, Ganat said he wants to buy a car for his granddaughter and pay his bills but first, “I’m going straight to the bank.”

He claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.9 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, 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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