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February 21, 2014


Retired Florist Wins $40,000 Top Prize Playing Triple Green 777

Dover, DE - February 21, 2014 – Judy Thompson, a 62-year-old retired florist and hairdresser living in Georgetown, Del., proved that she still has a gift for green. The lucky lady won a top prize of $40,000 playing Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game Triple Green 777. The winning ticket was purchased at Bodie’s Market in Georgetown.

Ms. Thompson was still at the store when she won after deciding to scratch off her tickets there. When she realized that one of the tickets was a potential winner, she had the store clerk scan and verify the ticket win. “I was in shock!” she said when the ticket was confirmed to be a top prizewinner.

Ms. Thompson then went on to explain that she and her husband regularly play the Lottery (i.e., once a week) and usually they purchase a few Instant tickets. Her husband had bought a few Instant tickets earlier in the week that were worth $10 and he won his money back. “I went back to the store with his winnings and purchased a few more tickets. This was the seventh ticket we purchased and the game was Triple Green 777 so I thought that was kind of neat!” she said.

Ms. Thompson said she has her husband to thank since he was the one who turned her on to playing the Lottery.

She is also a repeat winner with the Delaware Lottery, but says this is the highest amount she has ever won. She plans to use her new $40,000 winnings “to pay-off a loan and have a little fun,” she said with a smile.

Ms. Thompson claimed her prize at Lottery headquarters on February 11, 2014. Upon leaving, she declared, “I’m never going to doubt the possibility of winning again.”


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