A Delaware lady received state lottery video games twice final month, claiming her $400,000 in winnings in a single day, lottery officers mentioned.
Her successful tickets weren’t for Monday evening’s Powerball lottery, which has a jackpot that has ballooned to $1.9 billion, however for extra mundane scratch-off video games, the officers mentioned in an October assertion.
The girl wasn’t recognized, as winners are allowed to stay nameless below a regulation regulating state lottery play in Delaware, certainly one of at the least six states that permit anonymity for some or all winners.
In a press release, the Delaware Lottery mentioned the winner and a pal got here to its headquarters Oct. 20 to say winnings on a $100K Final Money Prompt Recreation scratch-off ticket she had bought at a fuel station in Newark, the place she lives.
On her manner dwelling, the girl stopped at a comfort retailer in Dover to rejoice by buying three Severe Cash tickets, certainly one of which was a $300,000 winner, officers mentioned.
“We simply sat there in disbelief,” the girl mentioned within the assertion, describing the second she received a second time, the pal at her facet. “It was absolute madness.”
She returned to headquarters to say these winnings as nicely.
“It’s nice to see our gamers convey dwelling six-figure prizes,” state lottery performing director Helene Keeley mentioned within the assertion.
Monday evening’s estimated Powerball jackpot reached a world-record $1.9 billion.
The jackpot ballooned after there have been no six-number winners in Saturday evening’s drawing, Powerball officers mentioned.
“Like the remainder of America, and the world, I believe we’re all keen to search out out when this historic jackpot will ultimately be received,” Drew Svitko, Powerball chair, mentioned in a press release.