Delaware Lottery celebrates its 45th year in operation
By Kate Northrop
This Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, the Delaware Lottery will celebrate its 45th year in operation with a year full of new featured games, events, and promotions for players to take part in.
The state was one of the earliest to adopt a government-regulated lottery when the idea of establishing lotteries as a source of state revenue gained traction in the 1960's and 1970's. As a result of the versatility that has allowed the Delaware Lottery to keep up the pace with game changes an ...
Oct 27, 2020, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum
After 20 years of playing the same lottery numbers, Delaware man wins $25,000 a year for life
Ever since he won $500 in the lottery 20 years ago, one 65-year-old New Castle, Delaware, man has been playing the same numbers over and over, hoping they'd pay off again.
On Sept. 9, they finally did, winning him $25,000 per year for life in the Lucky for Life drawing.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the ticket at Dave's Liquors in New Castle, the state lottery office said. He matched all five numbers.
I thought I was dreaming, the man said when he learned that h ...
Sep 15, 2019, 7:43 pm - Lottery News forum
8 years after buying $10.8 million ticket, lottery winner says life is 'marvelous'
A Pennsylvania couple who took home more than $10 million in Delaware's first Hot Lotto jackpot eight years ago traded in their mobile home for a four-bedroom house but say their good fortune hasn't changed them.
In August 2009, Robert Crowther already had retired from the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, Delaware, where he had worked for more than 30 years. Since the Crowthers opted to take the jackpot as a lump sum of $10,774,362 rather than as a deferred annuity, life has been marvelous, ...
Nov 12, 2018, 4:09 pm - Lottery News forum
All Delaware Wawa stores adding self-service lottery machines
Fans of the Delaware Lottery can finally get a lottery ticket with their Wawa coffee or hoagie. And they can spend the time it takes to fill their gas tank by scuffing up a scratch-off.
The state has been installing machines at Wawa sites throughout the First State and has finished about half of the more than 40 Delaware stores. By June 10, Wawa thinks every Delaware store will be outfitted with the new self-service kiosks.
It will be the first time Wawa customers in Delaware can purchase ...
May 24, 2018, 6:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Pa. couple claimed $121.6 million Powerball jackpot on ticket purchased in Delaware
A Pennsylvania couple are winners of $121.6 million on a Powerball ticket purchased in Delaware in December.
Lottery officials did not disclose exactly where in the state the couple reside and said they wish to remain anonymous.
They matched all five white balls plus the red Powerball in the December 17 drawing, lottery officials said. The winning ticket was purchased in Selbyville, about 25 miles south of Rehoboth Beach.
The couple selected the $72.1 million cash option and collected ...
Feb 16, 2017, 1:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Update: Players sue Delaware Lottery for $2M over disputed Keno tickets
Two Delaware men are claiming they haven't seen a penny of the $2 million they say the state lottery owes them after a computer glitch spewed out multiple matching numbers.
John Brookings Jr. and Richard Spence played Keno a bingo-style lottery game in which players can win based on how many numbers they match and how much they wager at a retailer in New Castle County last December, according to the lawsuit.
(See Keno players cash in on lottery glitch in Delaware, Lottery Post, Dec. 24, 20 ...
Nov 29, 2016, 1:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Keno players cash in on lottery glitch in Delaware
The luck has run out for some lottery winners in Delaware after state officials realized that a glitch meant the exact same winning numbers were drawn for six Keno games.
Sam Patel, owner of the Convenient Store in Wilmington, Delaware, says last week's glitch with the Keno Lottery game had business booming. He didn't realize something was wrong until a customer hit it big.
She was screaming again, 'Oh my God, oh my God. The same numbers are coming out again. Well, at that point she got m ...
Dec 24, 2015, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum
$50M Powerball jackpot to be split 3 ways
Three lucky winners will be able to spend the holiday weekend as newly-minted millionaires.
The owners of three winning Powerball tickets from Delaware, Florida, and Louisiana will divvy up Saturday's $50 million jackpot three ways.
Each winner will have the option of receiving a third of the jackpot in 30 payments over 29 years or a third of the $31.1 million lump sum. The winning Powerball tickets were purchased in New Orleans, Tampa, and a currently unnamed location in Delaware.
May 27, 2013, 10:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Delaware Lottery adds Keno to lineup
Delaware's latest effort to squeeze state revenues out of an increasingly competitive regional gambling market launched Tuesday with the activation of Keno instant lottery terminals at 81 bars, restaurants and other private businesses.
The state expects the new game to bring in $1 million by June 30, a small slice of the $238 million forecasters estimate will be generated by all other forms of legal gambling in the state this fiscal year.
The Keno figure is down from the $1.6 million in st ...
Jan 23, 2013, 7:55 am - Lottery News forum
Delaware couple anonymously claims $50M Powerball jackpot
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 ...
Oct 11, 2012, 6:51 am - Lottery News forum