Ocean View man wins $25,000 a year for life


A 59-year-old Ocean View man has won $25,000 a year for life after purchasing a winning LUCKY FOR LIFE® ticket from Wawa in Delmar.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, typically buys $10 worth of LUCKY FOR LIFE® tickets when he plays the Lottery, but on this occasion, he decided to buy $20 worth of tickets.

“I usually have a ten-dollar bill with me when I play,” the man said. “When I purchased the winning ticket, I only had a twenty, so I thought, why not?”

The man played the Quick Pick option on the September 30 drawing and matched five numbers. He decided to take the lump sum payout of $390,004 before taxes. After taxes, the man will take home $296,403.

“September was a great month for Delaware Lottery players,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. “This is the second LUCKY FOR LIFE® $25,000 a year for life winner in the same month.”

When asked what he was planning to do with his winnings, the man said he is going to start his retirement a little earlier than expected.

The man claimed his prize from Lottery Headquarters on October 4.