Delaware Lottery publishes winner pictures -- sort of
To make the point, while still showing a real winner behind the story, the lottery takes the winners' pictures, but has each winner hold up a mask over their face.
With a busy month of August, including sixteen people winning prizes of $10,000 or more, the Delaware Lottery has a lot of anonymous pictures to take. The result is a collage that could make even the stodgiest of us chuckle ...
Sep 6, 2007, 11:49 am - Lottery News forum
First Ca$hola jackpot win in Delaware
A Dover woman won $318,770 on a penny slot machine at Dover Downs Hotel Casino.
Ingrid Karas won the jackpot Tuesday on the multistate game Ca$hola.
It was the first Ca$hola win in Delaware and the second-highest jackpot at the casino, according to a news release from Dover Downs.
The game also is played in Rhode Island and West Virginia.
Karas, a retired telephone operator, moved to Delaware from Long Island, N.Y, four years ago.
Former Ohio schoolteacher becomes Ca$hola millio ...
Jul 12, 2007, 7:36 am - Lottery News forum
Widow recounts slaying of CT Lottery chief in new book
Delaware native Denise Brown has always enjoyed writing, but becoming a published author has been a bittersweet journey for the 47-year-old.
Although she's glad that her memoir, The Unspeakable, is available to readers, she would've preferred that there had never been a need to write it.
That's because her memoir, released last month by the University of Delaware Press, is about the minutes, hours, days and years following the violent death of her husband, Otho R. Ott Brown in 1998.
Feb 13, 2007, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
Video gambling a cash cow even for smaller states
Surveying West Virginia's rural neighborhoods, where most people lack broadband access to the Internet, you would never guess the state is a lottery cash cow.
That is until you drove by the racetracks that dot major population centers.
There you would see crowds of people shoving streams of dollars into buzzing and blinking video lottery terminals the reason this small state, with one of the country's lowest per-capita incomes is home to one of the most lucrative lotteries in the natio ...
Jan 30, 2007, 8:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Winning numbers chosen in Delaware Lottery's first raffle
The winning numbers for the Delaware Lottery's first-ever raffle were selected yesterday, Dec. 31, 2006.
The winning number for the $250,000 grand prize is 00036224. The five winning numbers for the $25,000 prizes are 00029012, 00059271, 00066514, 00066667 and 00095829.
There were 250 winning numbers that paid $500 apiece as well. The full list of winning numbers can be seen at:
The 100,000 tickets sold for the raffle cost $10 e ...
Jan 1, 2007, 4:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Most state lottery raffle games sold out
Around the United States, Christmastime raffle games have become the hottest ticket of the year, with most of the game tickets selling out well before the drawing date.
The raffle games are loosely modeled after the largest lottery game in the world, Spain's El Gordo, which gives back an unusually large 70% of all proceeds in the form of prizes, and makes many instant millionaires.
Unlike traditional lotto-style games, a fixed number of tickets are sold for raffle games, and the prizes are ...
Dec 30, 2006, 12:18 am - Lottery News forum
First Ever Multi-State Video Lottery Game Up and Running
Jackpot Over $540,000 and Growing
The lotteries of Delaware, Rhode Island, and West Virginia have begun operation of America's first multi-state video lottery game.
Ca$hola (pronounced cash-O-lah) features a shared prize pool that will create the progressive jackpot game for players in all three states; a jackpot that currently has an annuity value of over $540,000 and grows until won.
Sales of the Ca$hola game have begun at video lottery terminals (VLT's) located at tracks in the thr ...
Jul 26, 2006, 5:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Man appeals dismissal of lottery lawsuit
Robert W. Palese isn't folding just yet.
The 49-year-old Bear resident filed an appeal in Delaware Supreme Court last week challenging a judge's decision to dismiss his claim that he was entitled to a $5 million lottery prize even though he lost the winning ticket in a laundry mishap.
Last month, Chancery Court Vice Chancellor John W. Noble said Palese didn't have a claim because he no longer had the wining ticket.
He was disappointed at the decision, said Palese's attorney, Patrick J ...
Jul 25, 2006, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum
Delware Lottery renews contract with Scientific Games
Scientific Games will continue to provide cooperative services to the Delaware Lottery for at least another three years under terms of an agreement announced today.Instant ticket services to be provided include warehousing, marketing, distribution and installation of game management software. The contract is valued at $7.1 million over the three years, and includes three one-year extension options.Over the current contract, Delaware Lottery sales have risen more than 46 percent under Scientific ...
Dec 5, 2005, 10:33 am - Lottery News forum
Delaware bill would legalize sports gambling
A bill was introduced in the Delaware General Assembly May 31 that, if passed, would allow sports gambling in Delaware making it the only state east of the Mississippi where sports wagering would be legal.Under the legislation, businesses could apply for gambling licenses through the Delaware State Lottery office, allowing them to take bets on sport events such as football or baseball games.The bill, SB 135, is sponsored by state Sen. George H. Bunting, D-Ocean View.If passed, individuals coul ...
Jun 15, 2005, 2:33 pm - Lottery News forum