Millsboro resident Stephanie Robinson said she enjoys playing the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Games every week at the Weis Market in Millville. She said she normally purchases two $5 tickets every week, but recently, when one of those ended up being a $250 winner, she decided to purchase two Willy Wonka Golden Ticket Instant Games. One of those ended up being one of the $40,000 top prize winners.
“I was in disbelief,” the 22-year-old Robinson said. “I went to my car to scratch it before leaving and saw the winning number. I went back in to scan it right away, because I couldn’t believe it.”
Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery, said of Robinson’s win, “It’s great to see this kind of excitement when Delaware Lottery players win a game’s top-prize. Congratulations to Ms. Robinson!”
Robinson, who said she has been playing the lottery since she turned 18, said she plans to put her winnings toward a new apartment and car. Asked if she planned on continuing to play the Lottery, she replied, “Yes! I’ll stick with Instant Games.”
Robinson claimed her prize from Lottery Headquarters on Nov. 20.