The Delaware Lottery is a popular lottery which is run by the Delaware government and it was created 44 years ago in 1974 on the authorization of the state legislature. The first Delaware lottery tickets were sold a year later, and games have been introduced gradually over the years and now there is a strong lineup of games for the Delaware lottery. Some of the groundbreaking products introduced by the Delaware lottery include the Video Lottery system in 1994 and the Multi-Win Lotto in 2005, the lottery also joined Mega Millions and Powerball, a move which was well received by their punters. Like most State Lotteries in the United States, the Delaware Lottery is there for the good of the state because the revenue realised from the lottery is earmarked for the state’s General Fund that provides funding for several different services, including public safety, health, and social and family services and since 1975, over $5.4 billion has been raised for the state. The lottery games which are offered by the Delaware Lottery include:
Lucky for Life
As earlier stated, the California State lottery consists of a number of lotteries, all of which have different rules and playstyles. This article will look at each game individually, clearly explaining what the game entails and how to play it.
The Delaware Multi-Win Lotto is a Delaware based lottery game which is drawn three times a week every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at approximately 7:57pm. The game is a 6/35 game which means that in order to play this game, you must select a total of 6 numbers from numbers 1-35, and please note that you can either make the selections yourself or you can make use of the propick feature. The odds for winning the jackpot are 1 in 1,623,160 but if you fail to get all 6 numbers correct,you will still be in the running to win other prizes for correctly predicting 3 – 5 numbers correctly. The Delaware Multi-Win Lotto Jackpot starts at $50,000 and it rolls over until it is won.
Delaware Play 4
The Delaware Play 4 is a very popular daily numbers game for Delaware residents which has two daily drawings, the Delaware Play 4 Day and the Delaware Play 4 Night. These two draws are drawn daily at 1:40pm and 7:57pm respectively. When you are playing this game, you must pick 4 numbers from numbers 0-9 and choose your bet amount and bet type. The bet types for the Delaware Play 4 are Box, Straight/Box and Combination. When you are making your selections, you can either do it manually or let the computer pick the numbers on your behalf. The Delaware Play 4 Night will not earn you crazy amounts of money, but you can win a maximum of $5,000 and this game is quite easy to win because the odds to win the jackpot are 1 in 10 000.
Delaware Play 3
The Delaware Play 3 has been available for over 3 decades and is only available to the residents of the Delaware State. When you are playing this game, you must pick three numbers from 000-999 and if you match your selected numbers with the drawn numbers in order to win the jackpot. The lottery has a fixed jackpot of $500, but you have to realize that your maximum possible winnings are dependent on your chosen playstyle, and the playstyles are Straight, Box, Straight / Box, Combo and Front or Back Pair. The Delaware Play 3 has two draws, that is, the Delaware Play 3 Day and the Delaware Play 3 Night with drawings for both draws held daily at 1:40 PM and 7:57 PM respectively. The odds to win the Delaware Play 3 jackpot are 1 in for 1000.
The Powerball is a multi-state jackpot game which is very popular in Delaware. The lottery has two weekly drawings every Wednesday and Saturday and the draws are held at 9:59 p.m. CT after ticket sales have ended at 8:59 p.m. Powerball is a two set lottery and in order for you to play the Powerball, you must select 5 numbers from 1 to 69 and one number from 1 to 26 for the Powerball, the selection can be done manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes your selections. Powerball is not a cheap lottery, each time you play the Powerball, you must part ways with $2 which is the cost of play and the Power Play option adds $1 per play.
MegaMillions is a very popular lottery which is played in a total of 45 states in the U.S. as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The lottery was launched in 1996 and has evolved through the years because when it was initially launched, it was referred to as the Big Game, it was relaunched in 2002 as The Big Game Mega Millions temporarily, before being renamed Mega Millions. The lottery is a 5/70 lottery and when you are playing Mega Millions, you must select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball, the selection can be done manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes your selections. This lottery is one of the most lucrative lotteries in the world with its record jackpot a staggering $1.537 billion which was won in 2018. The ticket cost is $2 per ticket and you can add $1 for the Megaplier.
Lucky for Life is a very popular multi-state game in the US which has 2 drawings a week every Monday and Thursday at 9:38 pm on both days. Lucky4Life is a 5/48 game which means that 5 balls are drawn from a range of 1-48 and one Lucky Ball number is drawn from 1-18. If you manage to match all your chosen numbers with the drawn ones, you will win the top prize of $7,000 a week for life or a cash option depending on your preference. When making your selections, you can do so manually or using the Quick Pick option which randomly makes selections on your behalf and the Lucky for Life® tickets cost $2 per play.
Lotto America is a lottery game played in the United States in a number of states. The lottery has a minimum estimated annuity jackpot of $2 million per drawing, but the good thing is that there are eight more prize categories where punters can win up to $20,000 in cash prizes. When you are playing Lotto America, you must simply pick just 5 numbers from a range of 1 – 52 and a Star Ball number from 1 – 10 and if you manage to match your selected numbers with the drawn ones, you will win the jackpot. When making your selections, either do your selections manually or use the Quick Pick option whereby a computer randomly selects your numbers. Lotto America has two weekly drawings which are conducted every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00pm on both days. For an additional $1 per game, if you win a set cash prize, you’re guaranteed to multiply that amount with All-Star Bonus Multiplier.
Keno is one of the most popular games in Delaware because it is drawn at four-minute intervals and has over 300 drawings daily giving punters several chances of winning great prizes ranging from $1 to $1,000,000. The drawings for Keno occur every 4 minutes from 5:04 AM – 1:56 AM. In order to play Keno, you must fill in a KENO play slip with the number of spots (numbers) you want to play per game. You must then choose from 1 to 10 spots and choose how much you want to wager on each game : $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10 or $20. Proceed by selecting the number of games in a row you want to play: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 20. You then need to mark your numbers from 1 to 80 or make use of the “Quick Pick” option which lets the computer randomly pick the numbers for you.
NB. Other Delaware products include Instant Games, Sports Lottery, Video Lottery, iGaming and Table Games
When are the draws conducted?
Drawing times for the Delaware games are different as they are separate games altogether. Below are the draw dates and times for all the draws;
Game Draw Days Draw Times*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 10:38 PM
Lotto America Wednesday & Saturday 11:00 PM
Multi Win Lotto Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:57 PM
Play 3 Daily (Night Draw only on Sunday) 1:58 PM and 7:57 PM
Play 4 Daily (Night Draw only on Sunday) 1:58 PM and 7:57 PM
It is important to note that the players based outside the USA cannot currently buy the Delaware state lottery tickets, however they can take part in Powerball, Lotto America and Mega Millions.
How to claim your prize if you win?
Appointments for claims are available every half hour from 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m and you can schedule an appointment by calling the desired Division of Revenue location directly.
Players may claim prizes from the Delaware Lottery Headquarters, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Prizes up to $599 including can be claimed at any Delaware Lottery retailer or claimed by mail.
Prizes between $600 and $5,000 can be claimed at any Delaware Lottery redemption center during office hours.