(DOVER, Del.) — A 59-year-old Ocean View man purchased a $25,000 a year for life winning LUCKY FOR LIFE® ticket from Wawa #856 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.
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, 2019.