Delaware Lottery

Delaware Lottery is one of the first states in the USA that sanction the legal operation of a gambling enterprise by government. The contradiction about the operation of any gambling in the state is more institutionalized than most states in the USA. Even though the operation of gambling was outlawed in many states, it still existed illegally.  The biggest crime about gambling is that government or private interest don't circulate to money into poor neighborhood in ways like improving real estate listings.  Many other social institutions opposed legal and illegal gambling operations. The following is the law that sanctions lottery for the state of Delaware:

"All PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Multi-Win LOTTO, POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTO®, DELAWARE CASH 5® and other special games, Instant Game tickets, transactions and winners are subject to Delaware rules and regulations and State Law.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older to buy Delaware tickets and claim prizes.
  • Ticket is void if stolen, unissued, mutilated, illegible, altered in any way, defective or incomplete. The Lotto is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.
  • Players are responsible for checking their tickets before leaving the Retailer location. A PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Multi-Win LOTTO or DELAWARE CASH 5® ticket may be cancelled only if presented before the drawing to the Retailer where it was originally purchased. POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS® and HOT LOTTO® tickets cannot be cancelled.
  • Multi-drawing bets on the same number(s) may be made in advance for all games. See Retailer for details.
  • The Lottery reserves the right to limit sales of tickets for bets on any specific number at any time.
  • You must fill in your name, address and phone number on the back of your winning ticket before you file a prize claim.
  • All winning tickets are subject to validation by the Delaware.
  • All winning tickets are bearer instruments.
  • All prizes must be claimed within one year from date of drawing. Instant Games prizes must be claimed within one year of end of game.
  • Allow three to five working days for processing any claim mailed to the Delaware Office (two weeks for POWERBALL® Jackpot, MEGA MILLIONS® Jackpot, and HOT LOTTO® Jackpot).
  • All winning Delaware tickets are subject to Delaware Income Tax.

The Delaware Lotto, the Multiple-State Lottery Association, and the Mega Millions Group may limit the amount of a top prize for certain games when specific conditions are met. In such an event, all money available for that prize level may be divided equally by the number of winning tickets for that prize level (pari-mutuel prize payment). See game pari-mutuel prize descriptions or contact the Office for details."