The Delaware State Lottery was established on May 31, 1974, after more than 100 years when not even a single lottery operated in Delaware. In the early years of the 1970s, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and New York started their own lotteries and sold millions of tickets. Following them, Delaware started its own lottery. The Delaware Lottery started its first game in March 1975.

In 44 years of operation, the Delaware Lottery is continuing its tradition of winning. According to State Laws, Delaware Lottery has been generating income for the State’s General Fund. The Delaware Lottery has contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s General Fund since 1975. The Delaware Lottery remains the 4th largest source of revenue for the state. The contribution made by the lottery helps to educate children and youth, protect people from crime and pollution, maintain parks and beaches, ensure healthcare for families and seniors.

What happens when you win?

Before and after each draw, dig in The Lottery Lab and confirm your winning numbers with us. Lottery prizes worth $599 or less should be claimed at any Delaware Lottery Retailer. You also have the option of mailing your winning tickets by filling out the claim form along with the required documents and sending it to the Delaware State Lottery Office. Lottery prizes ranging from $600 to $5,000 can be claimed at any redemption center. Ensure to sign the back of your ticket for proper authentication. Do not forget to carry a government-issued ID card for an easy claiming and verification process. For claiming lottery prizes $5,001 and above, you must visit the Delaware Lottery Office on any business day. Accompany yourself with government-issued photo ID proof and social security card at the time of claiming. Confirm if your state allows you to claim your winnings anonymously or not.
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