About the Delaware Lottery
Inaugurated by Delaware state officials, the lottery began its journey in 1974, with ticket sales commencing the following year in 1975. The assortment of offerings expanded in 1991 when tickets for Powerball, initially named Lotto America, became available.
1995 saw the Delaware Lottery taking another step forward with the launch of the Video Lottery system. A few years later, in 2008, Hot Lotto tickets graced the market, closely followed by the state's inclusion into Mega Millions in 2010.
The same year, 2010, marked the introduction of Table Games. Further diversifying its gaming portfolio, in 2013, Delaware ventured into the realm of digital casino gaming with the launch of iGaming, enabling enthusiasts to indulge in casino games online.
The funds generated from the Delaware Lottery are channeled into the state's general fund. This aids in financing a multitude of programs, spanning areas like public safety, health, and various social and family services. Since its establishment, the Delaware Lottery has successfully contributed billions to the state's general fund.
Am I allowed to keep my identity private if I secure a lottery prize?
Indeed, the Delaware Lottery permits its winners to keep their identity confidential.
What's the timeframe for collecting my lottery winnings?
You're given a year, or 365 days from the drawing date, to claim your winnings.
Is there a tax on Delaware Lottery winnings?
Yes, winnings from the Delaware Lottery are subject to both state and federal income taxes. For winnings exceeding $5,000, a 24% federal tax withholding applies. For a comprehensive breakdown, refer to the Tax Information section.
Am I able to buy tickets via mail, phone, or online?
Tickets are exclusively available through authorized lottery dealers and cannot be purchased through mail, phone, or online platforms.
What is the age requirement to participate in the Delaware Lottery?
Individuals need to be at least 18 years of age to buy and cash in lottery tickets.
How are Delaware lottery proceeds utilized?
The majority of the lottery income is directed towards prize allocations. A lesser portion is channeled to the state's general fund, as well as commissions and bonuses for retailers. Additionally, a minor fraction is set aside for promotional and operational costs.
Which lottery games are available in Delaware?
In Delaware, you have the option to participate in Play 3, Play 4, Multi-Win Lotto, Lucky for Life, Lotto America, Mega Millions
, and Powerball.
Is it possible to purchase lottery tickets for future draws?
Indeed, you have the option to buy tickets for successive draws in advance. For more specifics, please refer to our Advanced Draws section.
What do I do if my ticket goes missing or gets ruined?
The Delaware Lottery doesn't hold accountability for tickets that are lost, compromised, or pilfered. To validate your ownership, it's recommended to sign the back of your ticket, especially as a precaution against misplacement.