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2020 Winners

CUBE CROSSWOD HD spells a $10,000 win

(DOVER, Del.) — Shawn Carr, a 43-year-old Milton man, purchased a variety of Instant Games while visiting O’Neill’s Liquors in Milford. One of those tickets was CUBE CROSSWORD HD—and that ticket ended up winning him $10,000.

Mr. Carr, who has been playing the Lottery since he was 18, said he has won a few smaller prizes in the past, including a $1,000 prize, but this was by far his biggest win yet.

“I was at my friend’s house when I scratched the ticket,” said Carr. “I started jumping and screaming when I saw I had won. My friend thought I was joking at first, but when she looked at the ticket, she was as excited as me.”

When asked what he was planning to do with his winnings, Mr. Carr said he plans to buy a new cell phone because he recently cracked the screen of his current one.

Shawn Carr claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on February 14, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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New Jersey man wins big after the holidays

(DOVER, Del.) — A 77-year-old New Jersey man received two Instant Game tickets from his brother for the holidays. One of the tickets he received was a $25,000 Richer! Instant Game ticket, purchased from Food Lion #879 in Delmar. That ticket ended up winning him the game’s last $25,000 top prize.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said that after scratching his final number, he saw 17, his lucky number. That’s when he realized he had won. “I couldn’t believe it!” said the man. The man will take home $19,000 after taxes.

When asked what he was planning to do with his winnings, the man said he wants to keep some and give the rest to his kids.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on February 6, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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PA man wins big with Delaware Instant Ticket

(DOVER, Del.) — A 63-year-old man from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania came to Delaware Park to watch the horse races. While there, the man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased one MONEY MAYHEM Instant Game ticket.

That ticket ended up being the game’s final $25,000 top prize winner.

“Every time I visit I like to play a $5 Instant Game ticket,” the man said. “When I scratched it, I wasn’t wearing my glasses, so I scanned it and couldn’t believe I won the top prize!”

When asked what he was planning to do with his winnings, the man said he wants to pay off some bills and purchase a new washer and dryer.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on February 3, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Pennsylvania man wins big in Delaware

(DOVER, Del.) — A 59-year-old man from Darby, Pennsylvania matched four numbers and the MEGA BALL® on the January 14th MEGA MILLIONS® drawing, winning $10,020 before taxes.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket while visiting Sunoco A-Plus in Claymont, Delaware. The man, who picked his own numbers for the drawing, will take home $7,615 after taxes.

“I had a vision of winning a few years ago and have been playing those numbers each week ever since,” the man said. “I didn’t have my glasses on when I checked my ticket. When I finally saw how much I had won, I couldn’t believe it!”

When asked what he was planning to do with his winnings, the man said he had a few things in mind and that this win came at a very important time.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on February 3, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Georgetown man wins $15,000

(DOVER, Del.) — A 62-year-old Georgetown man purchased five #7 Instant Games while visiting Uncle Willie’s in Lewes and one of those tickets ended up winning the man one of the game’s $15,000 top prizes.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he initially thought he had won $15. “I had to do a double take,” the man said. “When I realized I had won $15,000 I was so happy. That win definitely made my day.”

When asked what he was planning to do with his winnings, the man said he wants to take a trip to Florida to visit his son.

The man claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on January 30, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Milford couple wins big playing POWERBALL®

(DOVER, Del.) — A Milford couple has claimed the 3rd $50,000 winning POWERBALL® ticket sold in Delaware for the January 18th drawing. The couple, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased 5 plays for the drawing using Quick Pick while visiting Cypress Wine & Spirits in Milford.

The couple matched four numbers and the POWERBALL® and will each take home $19,000 after taxes.

“I checked our ticket the morning after the drawing,” the man said. “I told my girlfriend that we just won something big.”

When asked what the couple was planning to do with their winnings, they said they plan to make some improvements to their new home.

The couple claimed their prize at Lottery Headquarters on January 22, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Newark man played $50,000 winning POWERBALL® number twice

(DOVER, Del.) — A 61-year-old Newark man asked his son to fill out a few POWERBALL® playslips for the January 18th POWERBALL® drawing. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, went to Malin’s Market in Newark to play the numbers on the playslips but when he arrived, he realized he only brought enough money for three lines plays. The man purchased one ticket with three plays and returned the next day and unknowingly purchased an identical ticket by accidentally using the previous day’s playslip.

Incredibly, each ticket resulted in a $50,000 win by matching four numbers and the POWERBALL® for a combined win of $100,000 before taxes.

“When I returned to the store (Malin’s Market) after the drawing, I couldn’t believe I had won when I scanned the first ticket,” the man said. “A few hours later, when I scanned the second ticket and saw it had also won, I was shaking. It was unbelievable.” After taxes, the man ended up taking home $76,000.

When asked what he was planning to do with his winnings, he said he planned to pay off some bills and put the rest into savings.

The man claimed his prizes at Lottery Headquarters on January 21, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Rehoboth woman wins $50,000 playing CA$H IN

(DOVER, Del.) — A 59-year-old Rehoboth woman purchased two Instant Game tickets while visiting Liquor Stop in Milford. One of those tickets was a CA$H IN Instant Game that ended up winning her one of the game’s $50,000 top prizes.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was shocked when she scratched the ticket and saw the big win. “I was so excited that I couldn’t even speak,” the woman said. “It was such an unbelievable feeling!”

When asked what she was planning to do with her winnings, the woman said she hasn’t decided yet, but looks forward to figuring it out.

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on January 21, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Smyrna woman starts her week with a win

(DOVER, Del.) — An 82-year-old Smyrna woman purchased two Money Frenzy Instant Game tickets from The Right Bottle in Smyrna and one of those tickets ended up being a $10,000 winning ticket.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was shocked when she realized she had won so much. “I couldn’t believe it,” the woman said. “I scratched the winning ticket in the parking lot (The Right Bottle) and when I realized I won, I went straight to Lottery Headquarters.”

When asked what she was planning to do with her winnings, the woman said she was going to put it right in the bank.

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on January 13, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Wilmington woman wins big on Christmas

(DOVER, Del.) — A 58-year-old Wilmington woman matched four numbers and the POWERBALL® on the December 25th POWERBALL® drawing, winning $50,000 before taxes.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, used birthdays to pick her numbers for the drawing while visiting Royal Farms#196 in Wilmington. After taxes, the woman will take home $38,000.

“I saw the winning numbers on the news the night of the drawing,” the woman said. “I was so shocked and excited when I realized how much I won!”

When asked what she was planning to do with her winnings, the woman said she plans to pay off her car.

The woman claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters on January 7, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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Smyrna woman gets a surprise while shopping

(DOVER, Del.) — Susan A. Brown, a retired mother of two from Smyrna, says she normally buys a couple Delaware Lottery tickets whenever the feeling hits her. After taking a chance on two Money Frenzy Instant Game tickets while out running some errands, her feeling paid off when one ticket ended up being a $10,000 winner.

Mrs. Brown says she was in the car when she revealed her biggest win yet. She was shocked, but with one more stop on her list, she zipped the winning ticket up tight in her purse and hurried through the store.

She enjoys playing the Delaware Lottery because it’s fun and there's always a chance to win big.

Mrs. Brown purchased her winning ticket at Acme #2386 in Smyrna. When asked what she was planning to do with her winnings, Mrs. Brown said she plans to put it into savings.

Mrs. Brown claimed her prize from Lottery Headquarters on December 30, 2019.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

Winner Privacy is our Policy.
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Man found big winner in his center console

(DOVER, Del.) — In March 2019, a 53-year-old Hockessin man purchased two POWERBALL® tickets with five lines each from Shore Stop #295 in Long Neck. After picking his numbers and purchasing the tickets, the man put them in the center console of his car, where they remained until December.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, cleaned out his console and came across the POWERBALL® tickets. When he checked them on December 30, he was shocked to see he had matched four numbers and the POWERBALL® for the March 16 drawing—winning him $50,000 before taxes.

“It was an incredible surprise,” the man said when he learned he had won. “I can’t believe there was such a big winner in my car that whole time!” After taxes, the man will take home $38,000.

When asked what he was planning to do with his winnings, the man said he plans to take a long weekend trip to Florida and look at houses.

The man claimed his prize from Lottery Headquarters on January 3, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

Winner Privacy is our Policy.
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A big win to start the New Year

(DOVER, Del.) — A 54-year-old Long Neck woman purchased $100 worth of various Instant Game tickets from Royal Farms #123 in Millsboro. One of those tickets was MONEY MAYHEM and that ticket ended up being one of the game’s $25,000 top-prize winners.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was in disbelief when she saw that she had won. “I was so surprised and excited,” the woman said. “What an amazing start to 2020!”

When asked what she was planning to do with her winnings, the woman said she had a few ideas, but is thinking about taking a family vacation to Atlantis.

The woman claimed her prize from Lottery Headquarters on January 2, 2020.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3®, PLAY 4®, Keno®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

Winner Privacy is our Policy.
The Delaware Lottery only publishes winner names with their consent.