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Delaware legislation eliminates computerized lottery drawings
Bold action to restore credibility to Delaware lottery drawingsTwo key Delaware lawmakers have finished drafting a bill, which if enacted, will eliminate computerized lottery drawings in Delaware, and force the state lottery to conduct live drawings on TV and over the Internet.House Majority Leader Wayne A. Smith, R-Clair Manor, and Sen. Nancy W. Cook, D-Kenton, form the bipartisan sponsorship for this landmark piece of legislation.The bill directs the Delaware Lottery Office to hold live lotter ...
Feb 15, 2005, 1:18 pm - Lottery News forum

Delaware Lottery looking for $7.7 million winner
There's a millionaire on the loose in Harrington, Delaware and lottery officials are pulling out all the stops to figure out who it is.And they've been looking since Jan. 27.That's when lottery officials learned that the $7.7 million winning Lotto ticket was sold at the Bridle Bit, a liquor store on U.S. 13 in Harrington. We haven't seen a winner up here yet, said Brian Peters, a spokesman for the Delaware Lottery. We try and beat the bushes after we have a winner, but sometimes it takes a whi ...
Feb 11, 2005, 1:58 pm - Lottery News forum

New Delaware Lotto Game to be Launched Amid Concerns Over Drawings
While the Delaware Lottery is launching its new Multi-Win Lotto game on Thursday, lawmakers will be continuing work on a measure stipulating that the lottery must convert back to mechanical drawing machines and live television broadcasts.But lottery officials say their high-tech system provides top security and ensures the offerings remain games of chance.Inside lottery headquarters in Dover, an auditor from an outside firm and state lottery office personnel gather in a secure room to draw the n ...
Jan 22, 2005, 1:05 am - Lottery News forum

Landmark bill would ban computerized lottery drawings in Delaware
LANDMARK: Could we be seeing the beginning of the end of computerized lottery drawings?Lottery Post sincerely hopes so, and hopefully we have had a part to play in the genesis of this important bill. We encourage all of our readers to support this bill, and identify it throughout the United States as a model for every state to follow.A bipartisan duo of lawmakers said Wednesday they intend to push a bill to require the Delaware state lottery to abandon a computer that picks winning lottery numb ...
Jan 20, 2005, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum

Stunned Delaware workers to claim $214 million Powerball jackpot
A Delaware lawyer representing a group of employees at a Delaware printing firm says the group is stepping forward to claim a $214 million Powerball jackpot.Attorney George B. Smith says the winners are 33 employees at Sussex Printing Corporation who took part in an office pool. Smith says they chose the cash option of almost $117 million, rather than annuity payments stretching over 29 years.He says after taxes, each of the workers will receive about $2.2 million. Smith describes the workers ...
Oct 13, 2004, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum

$214 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Delaware
Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Delaware has a secret worth $214.7 million dollars.And as eager as Wayne Lemons is to know who the lucky winner of Saturday's jackpot is, the state lottery director advises that mystery person not to rush into his office. Take a very deep breath, take another, wait and talk to the best lawyers and tax advisers, and put the ticket in a safe place, Lemons said Sunday. We believe in a situation like this with so much money involved, the winner should get g ...
Oct 11, 2004, 6:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Delaware agent wins "fastest lottery fingers" award
The second time was the charm for Aimee Truitt.Miss Truitt, 18, of Georgetown, Delaware, walked away with $800 after winning the Delaware Lottery's 12th annual Fastest Fingers championship March 30 in Dover.A clerk at Bodie's Market in Georgetown, Miss Truitt was one of 14 terminal operators from Delaware Lottery retail stores eligible to compete in the finals. Competitors raced through a test that determined which operator could produce a set number of lottery tickets in the shortest time. Mi ...
Apr 8, 2004, 6:18 am - Lottery News forum

Del. Lottery shuts sales at two sites
The Delaware Lottery Office has removed machines from two stores because of undisclosed debts, including a Bear newsstand that long has been one of the state's top ticket sellers, the state lottery director said Thursday.James T. Doody, owner of The News Basket at Fox Run Shopping Center in Bear, and Books-N-Things Too at Suburban Plaza in Newark, had his license to sell lottery tickets revoked about two weeks ago, director Wayne Lemons said.Lemons said Doody's two stores, and one he recently so ...
Oct 6, 2003, 5:51 am - Lottery News forum