Delaware Lottery’s director has winning attitude

DOVER — What are the odds of staying in the same office for nearly a half century? Not good, but Vernon A. Kirk has certainly enjoyed defying them. The Delaware Lottery director is in his 45th year there, and that’s fine with him. “My job now is the best job in the world by far, […]

Big dreams but little chance for lottery prize

CAMDEN — The phones ring at Camden Cigars, and they ring some more. “They mainly want to know if you have lottery and how late are you open,” manager Rushabh Maniar said early Thursday afternoon. There’s almost no chance that a $2 Mega Millions ticket will yield $530 million, but the dream lives on. There […]

Legislators returning Tuesday after difficult 2017

DOVER — After one of the most trying final months of a legislative term in living memory, legislators return this week with hopes 2018 will be smoother. The second leg of the 149th General Assembly begins Tuesday, kicking off a six-month period that officials are sure will be eventful. Between now and the early morning […]

Dream ticket: Delawareans spend millions on Powerball

With $1.5 billion on his mind, William Waring of Magnolia holds in hand what he hopes to be the lucky Powerball ticket Tuesday afternoon at Mike’s Food Mart on Dover. (Delaware State News/Dave Chambers)

DOVER — With an estimated $1.5 billion up for grabs in tonight’s Powerball drawing, more people than ever are buying their tickets to have a chance at the jackpot. “We sold 13,000 tickets on Saturday alone,” said Mike Patel, owner of Mike’s Food Mart on Governor’s Avenue in Dover. That was for the last drawing […]

Delaware Sports Lottery gambling on another record year

DOVER — Vernon Kirk is ready for some football.

The Delaware Lottery director is stoked about National Football League parlay wagering that kicks off statewide for a seventh season today.

The ever-growing Delaware Sports Lottery reaped a record $7.1 million for the state’s General Fund in 2015, which could be surpassed this year with the addition of 20 more participating retail sites.

“It’s all about making the customer aware about what’s available to them,” Mr. Kirk said.