Lewes woman wins $10K with Delaware Lottery ticket

October 31, 2019

Karen Gelbogis, a retired hairstylist from Lewes, recently purchased six Money to Burn Instant Game tickets from the Daily Market in Lewes.

One of those tickets ended up being a $10,000 winner.

"I scratched it at the store, and there it was," said Gelbogis. "I was shaking. I had to show my husband to be sure. It was unbelievable."

Gelbogis said she enjoys visiting the casinos and playing Instant Games. "I've won $6,000 and $1,500 at Harrington Raceway in the past, but this is my first big Instant Game win," she said.

"It's always great to see Delaware Lottery players win big," said Vernon Kirk, Delaware Lottery director. "Congratulations to Mrs. Gelbogis on her $10,000 win."

Gelbogis said she plans to use her winnings to pay some bills and put some money toward her car. Gelbogis claimed her prize at Lottery Headquarters Oct. 23.


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