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Delaware Lottery
Address: McKee Business Park 1575 McKee Rd., Suite 102 Dover, DE 19904
Internet: lottery.state.de.us/
E-mail; Bpeters@state.de.us (or) vkirk@state.de.us
Phone: (302) 739-5291
Fax: (302) 739-6706
Population: 885,122
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Lottery Director: Vernon Kirk
Year Lottery Founded: October 1975
Per Capita Sales: $846
Number of Employees: 30
Number of Retailers -
635 retailers
Retailer Commission: 5%
On-line Vendor: Scientific Games
(The current contract was negotiated in October, 2005, and took effect on Jan 1, 2006. It is good for three years, with three 1 year extensions available.)
Sports Wagering Contract: Commenced 2009 - 6 years with 4 one year contract extensions.- Scientific Games.
Number of terminals: 360
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
VLT(s) Williams, Spielo, Bally, IGT.
Advertising: Star Group.
Games Offered: PLAY 3 and PLAY 4, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, Instant Games, Fast Play.POWERBALL® with Power Play®, Video Lottery, Mega Millions.
Beneficiaries: General Fund
Sales Snap Shot
Gross Sales FY2016 $631,780,369


Background

The Lottery exists, by law, to generate income to fund essential state services. The Lottery accomplishes this by contributing nearly one-third of its sales revenue to the state General Fund, the pool of dollars that supports the majority of state services. Established by the State Legislature in 1975 as a means of generating revenue, the De laware Lottery operates under the State Department of Finance. With the governor’s approval, the Legislature is responsible for allocating the General Fund in support of state services. State services that benefit from the General Fund include education; health and social services; public safety; judicial and corrections; and various children, youth and family organizations. In addition to the Lottery, other sources of income for the General Fund are state taxes, franchise taxes, gross receipts taxes, public utilities taxes and cigarette taxes. The Lottery also helps fund programs offered by the state’s Department of Health and Social Services for problem gamblers.
There are currently almost 500 retailers throughout the state
The Delaware Lottery offers sa les incentives to retailers and commission bonuses to retailers who sell winning tickets. The Lottery also supports retailers by providing signs and other in-store merchandising and training materials.
Video Lottery provides a source of business and revenue needed to support legislative efforts to rejuvenate the state’s horse racing industry. Under the supervision of the Delaware Lottery, Video Lottery is operated at the three racetracks in the state. Delaware Park and Dover Downs have been operating Video Lottery since December, 1995, and Harrington Raceway began Video Lottery operations in August, 1996.
Today the racetracks collectively offer 6,581 Video Lottery terminals, with 2,500 machines each at Delaware Park and Dover Downs and 1,581 at Harrington Raceway. Delaware’s Video Lottery is one of the most successful in the United States in a net-proceeds-per-machine basis.

  • Law establishing the Delaware State Lottery was signed on May 31, 1974.
  • First Lottery games introduced in 1975.
  • First daily numbers game, PLAY 3, introduced in 1978; LOTTO game added in 1983.
  • Teamed up with other states to introduce the multistate POWERBALL® game in 1992.
  • Video Lottery machines introduced at three racetracks in 1995 and 1996.

News Archive For CY 2018
July 6, 2018 Single-Game Sports Betting Exceeding Expectations in Delaware
June 6, 2018 Sports Betting: Delaware Earns 6-Figure Haul on First Day of Legal Wagers
June 1, 2018 Single-Game Sports Bets Start Tuesday in Delaware
May 28, 2018 Wawa Stores Adding Delaware Self-Service Lottery Machines
May 25, 2018 888 Extends Contract with Delaware Lottery


News Archive For CY 2017
February 4, 2017 Delaware Sports Lottery Has Generated Nearly $30 Million for the State’s General Fund Since Its Inception


News Archive For CY2016
September 29, 2016 Delaware Lottery Director Earns National Lifetime Achievement Award
September 11, 2016 NFL Betting Opens for Delaware State Lottery
September 9, 2016 Delaware Online Gambling Sees Best Ever July
February 8, 2016 Senate Bill Provides for the Expansion of Sports Lottery


News Archive For CY2015
September 28, 2015 Lottery Retailers Report Big Business
September 3, 2015 Approval to Provide Internet Gambling Content to Delaware Lottery
August 11, 2015 Delaware Sports Lottery to Begin Preseason Wagering August 12
January 3, 2014 Sports Lottery Proving a Good Bet for State

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