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Delaware couple anonymously claims $50M Powerball jackpot

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A husband and wife from Wilmington came forward Oct. 5 to claim their $50 million Powerball jackpot from the Wednesday, Oct. 3 drawing, according to Delaware Lottery officials.

The couple opted to remain anonymous and selected the cash, single-payment value for the jackpot, which totaled $33.05 million before federal withholding taxes. Delaware Lottery officials validated the winning ticket Friday.

"I checked my numbers in the newspaper during a break at work, and when I realized I had won, I had the shakes," the man, who described himself as a laborer, told lottery officials Friday. "I was like, I'm done. I'm done for the day!"

His wife was similarly rattled when she heard about their good fortune.

"I said, 'Oh my God!'" she said. "And I immediately thought, 'What can we do for our family?'"

While having their winning ticket processed at Lottery headquarters in Dover Oct. 5, the couple recounted their tale, which began with a purchase of the ticket at Cutrona's Liquors in Wilmington.

"We sometimes use Quick Pick, but we chose our own numbers this time," said the husband, citing a specific game card that he and his wife have used for over a year.

"We chose numbers that mean something to us — and when they were selected on Wednesday, we couldn't believe that they were drawn in the sequence we picked!"

The winning numbers were 17, 23, 36, 55 and 59, with a Powerball of 10.

This is the eighth time a Powerball-jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Delaware and the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot won in Delaware.

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IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney
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Posted: October 11, 2012, 6:53 am - IP Logged

Smart for them, I'm going to do the same thing

    hearsetrax's avatar - 78638c467ef281febf24383e126f74b6

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    Posted: October 11, 2012, 7:02 am - IP Logged

    Cheers 

    heres to thar good fortune and hopefully thar decision to take the lump sum don't come back to bite them later

     

      rock_nc's avatar - Lottery-017.jpg
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      Posted: October 11, 2012, 7:24 am - IP Logged

      I pick my numbers alot, I do have some special numbers I play every drawing. Not won anything yet. still waiting on them to come up. Last night's powerball drawing, had no numbers matching either. Guess I will have to wait for Saturday drawing.

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        Posted: October 11, 2012, 7:42 am - IP Logged

        Very smart couple to claim their jackpot anonymously.Congratulations!!

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          sully16's avatar - sharan
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          Posted: October 11, 2012, 8:31 am - IP Logged

          Congrats to the lucky couple, Hope they have many years to enjoy their windfall.

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            Posted: October 11, 2012, 8:49 am - IP Logged

            There are a few of my favorite things: Winning, Winning from Self Picks and Claiming Anonymously

            "Everything works  ONCE!"

              helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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              Posted: October 11, 2012, 9:02 am - IP Logged

              I'm happy for them whoever they areDance

               

               $33.05 million i couldnt even count that kind of money.LOL

                               

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: October 11, 2012, 9:50 am - IP Logged

                From laborer to multi-millionaire.

                That's a nice story.

                And no more laboring.


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                  Posted: October 11, 2012, 10:02 am - IP Logged

                  I'm happy for them whoever they areDance

                   

                   $33.05 million i couldnt even count that kind of money.LOL

                  Who care about counting it, just start spending it before our economy collapses.  Jester Laugh

                    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                    Posted: October 11, 2012, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                    Stories of jackpot winners picking their own numbers seem to be more common lately in spite of most winning tickets being QP's. 

                    I like the idea of them only having to talk to lottery officials and allowing them to release their story to the public without any personal information.

                    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                    * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                         Wink 

                      dpoly1's avatar - driver
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                      Posted: October 11, 2012, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                      AWESOME!    Cheers

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                        Posted: October 11, 2012, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                        I Agree!

                          helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                          Posted: October 11, 2012, 11:00 am - IP Logged

                          Who care about counting it, just start spending it before our economy collapses.  Jester Laugh

                                           

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                            Posted: October 11, 2012, 11:38 am - IP Logged

                            Congrats to them,, I'm next for sure!!

                            waltoy