Elizabeth Mills, an 88-year-old retired woman from Ocean View, recently purchased a single $40,000 Richer Instant Game ticket while visiting Weis Market #273 on Old Mill Road in Millville.
Much to Mills’ surprise, that Instant Game ticket quickly lived up to its name, making her a $40,000 top prize winner. Mills said she started playing the Delaware Lottery about 20 years ago. She likes to try different Instant Games and explore all of the fun ways to play, usually purchasing one ticket at a time. She said she has won multiple prizes in the past, but this is her biggest win so far.
"I was completely surprised when I scratched the ticket and realized it was a $40,000 winner," said Mills. "It will definitely bring me some peace of mind."
"It's always exciting to see a longtime Instant Game player bring home a big top prize just in time for summer,” said Vernon Kirk, Delaware Lottery director.
Mills claimed her prize from Delaware Lottery headquarters June 7.