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2004 Press Releases

March 29, 2004


DOVER, DE -- Frank Daniels of Ellendale claimed a 50" Plasma TV - the grand prize in the Delaware Lottery PRIME TIME TV CASHWORDS Instant Game - Friday, March 26 at the Lottery offices. His name was drawn from a pool of 50 first prize winners, all of whom were awarded a DVD player. Both the first and grand prize drawings were held Monday, March 22.

A driver for Allen Family Foods, Daniels has three daughters and 10 grandchildren. He said he sent in "quite a few" tickets for the second-chance drawing. A regular Lottery player, Daniels buys his PLAY 3 and PLAY 4 tickets and the occasional POWERBALL® or LOTTO ticket at the De-Lux Dairy Market in Ellendale.

When he heard the message on his answering machine asking him to contact the Lottery, his first thought was that he had won a trip to Las Vegas to appear on the Powerball® Instant Millionaire TV Game Show. Once he found out about his new 50" Plasma TV, the first person he shared the good news with was his mother. "She didn't believe me at first," Daniels said, "so I told her again and she finally believed me."

The PRIMETIME TV CASHWORDS Instant Game went on sale at nearly 500 Delaware Lottery Retailers in October 2003 and is scheduled to close May 2, 2004. Ticket holders have until May 2, 2005 to claim their prizes. One of the four $2,500 top cash prizes in the game remains unclaimed.

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $1.7 billion to the state's General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, LOTTO, PLAY 3 and PLAY 4, and assorted Instant Games.