The Small Wonder is home to some big lottery games! You'll find all the latest Delaware Lottery information on this page, including how to buy tickets, draw schedule, games overview, and how to claim prizes.
Since 1975, the DE Lottery has contributed $5.8 billion to the State General Fund, which pays for most of the state services in Delaware, including education and health. Players benefit directly too, with at least 50% of the Lottery's ticket proceeds returned as prizes.
Current games include: Powerball - Mega Millions - Lucky for Life - Lotto America - Multi-Win Lotto - Play 3 Day - Play 3 Night - Play 4 Day - Play 4 Night.
Buying Lottery Tickets
Want to take part in all the cool games that the Delaware Lottery offers? It's easy - just make a visit to the First State to buy tickets from an authorized retailer. Remember to claim any prizes before returning to your own state.
Delaware Lottery Drawing Schedule
Use the table below to find out which DE games are available to play tonight.
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Close At*|
|Powerball||Monday, Wednesday & Saturday||10:59 PM||9:45 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||11:00 PM||9:45 PM|
|Lucky for Life||Daily||10:38 PM||9:30 PM|
|Lotto America||Monday, Wednesday & Saturday||11:00 PM||9:45 PM|
|Multi Win Lotto||Monday, Wednesday & Friday||7:57 PM||7:30 PM|
|Play 3||Daily (Night Draw only on Sunday)||1:58 PM and 7:57 PM||1:40 PM and 7:30 PM|
|Play 4||Daily (Night Draw only on Sunday)||1:58 PM and 7:57 PM||1:40 PM and 7:30 PM|
|Keno||Daily||Every four minutes||-|
|*Times are shown in ET.|
Multi-Win Lotto offers you several ways to play and win! The rolling jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases in value until it is won. Every entry gets three lines to play, and you can win by matching numbers on a single line or across all three lines, or even by not matching any numbers.
Play 3 has prizes of up to $500 to be in the Day draw, which is held every afternoon Monday through Saturday, and the Night draw, which takes place seven evenings a week. Players have a variety of bet types and wagers to choose from - there's something for every lottery fan.
Play 4 is a four-digit game with the chance to win up to $5,000 twice daily. The Day draw takes place six times a week, Monday through Saturday, and Night numbers are drawn every evening. Prizes and odds of winning vary according to the bet type and wager amount you select - try them out and find your favorite.
Keno draws are held every four minutes, and you can add Bonus to multiply prizes by up to 10 times for the chance to win up to $1 million. Instant Games are a great choice for those who are on the go but still want to play a lottery game. Just pick one up from an authorized retailer and scratch off the coating to see what you could win!
The Delaware Lottery also offers iGaming through the Casino Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino and Harrington Online Casino Delaware. You can take part in poker, table games and slots from the comfort of your own home! Feel like socializing? You can visit these casinos and take part in table games like roulette, craps, baccarat and more and win great prizes.
Delaware Park and Dover Downs have also been offering Video Lottery games since 1995. Why not go and visit these great locations and try your luck at one of the machines?
Sports Lottery, a form of wagering, is available from specific authorized retailers across the state, but is also available at the three casinos listed above.
Claiming Delaware Lottery Prizes
Delaware Lottery prizes expire one year after the date of the drawing or the announced date of closure (for instant games). If you try to claim you prize after the deadline has passed, you'll be out of luck.
Winning tickets of any amount may be claimed by mailing the ticket to the Delaware Lottery Office in Dover (see below for details). Winners can also visit the State Lottery Office in Dover at the address below from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday to claim. Won up to $599? You can also claim your prize by visiting any authorized retailer.
A federal withholding tax of 25 percent and a variable Delaware income tax is applicable on all prizes worth more than $5,000. Depending on how much you've won, you could be looking at a tax rate between 3.9 percent and 6.75 percent. Speak to a financial advisor to assess your situation.
Claim a prize by mail
To redeem a prize of any amount by mail, send your signed and completed ticket and a claim form to:
1575 McKee Road, Suite 102
Dover, DE 19904
Allow up to two weeks for processing.
History of the Delaware Lottery
The Delaware Lottery was created on May 31st, 1974 when then-Governor Sherman W. Tribbit approved an act passed by the state's General Assembly. The first tickets went on sale in 1975 and the first instant game debuted in February 1976. In 1991, the Delaware Lottery began selling Lotto*America tickets and started selling Powerball tickets in April 1992. The popular Video Lottery system was introduced in 1994 and Multi-Win Lotto began in 2005.
In 2008, the Delaware Lottery began offering Hot Lotto tickets. Along with a number of other states, Delaware joined Mega Millions in January 2010. Table games were introduced in May 2010 and in 2013, the Delaware Lottery set a nationwide precedent by offering iGaming to in-state players, meaning that residents could play casino games online.
Lottery revenue is transferred to the state's General Fund, which provides funding for a number of different services. Every dollar raised helps make Delaware a great place to live. Since the Delaware Lottery began in 1975, over $4.1 billion has been raised for the state.
The state stopped selling Hot Lotto tickets in October 2017 when the game was cancelled nationwide.
You need to be at least 18 years old if you want to play Delaware Lottery games and you'll have to be 21 if you want to play video lottery games, sports lottery or table games.