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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 -
455 retailers — 52 instant-only and 403 online
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
FY Sales 2012 $686.76
FY Sales 2011 $710.40
FY Sales 2010 $684.50

Year Total Sales Total Cost of Games Cost % Net Income Net %
1994 $100,654,819 $53,408,779 53.00% $34,355,981 34.10%
1995 $114,101,301 $56,331,372 49.30% $43,250,000 37.90%
1996 $188,913,769 $120,311,806 63.40% $64,283,976 34.00%
1997 $359,491,632 $227,256,458 63.20% $127,809,245 35.50%
1998 $447,394,580 $277,791,958 62..0% $164,508,859 36.70%
1999 $527,732,950 $311,058,185 58.90% $209,129,367 39.60%
2000 $556,618,927 $311,542,423 55.90% $238,193,395 42.70%
2001 $601,211,417 $332,014,768 55.20% $261,891,202 43.50%
2002 $674,048,792 $372,787,866 55.30% $293,965,521 43.60%
2003 $628,064,000 $347,464,879 55.30% $274,223,567 43.60%
2004 $640,925,267 $351,384,231 54.80% $283,914,792 44.20%
2005 $689,291,202 $380,871,971 55.20% $301,228,333 43.70%
2006 $727,992,948 $403,347,125 55.40% $318,995,346 43.80%
2007 $755,126,923 $417,566,696 55.20% $331,016,219 43.80%
2008 $742,260,464 $412,006,967 55.50% $323,036,851 43.50%
2009 $704,308,242 $381,351,243 54.15% $316,047,940 44.87%
2010 $689,652,449 $343,862,671 49.86% $336,202,977 48.75%
2011 $728,506,027 $373,555,714 51.28% $343,895,743 47.21%
2012 $703,226,231        

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 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

News Archive For CY2014
August 7, 2014 Delaware Sports Lottery Kicks Off with Brisk Sales
August 5, 2014 Delaware Sports Lottery Is Ready For Some Football!
July 18, 2014 Delaware Lottery Sets New Record In Sales For Traditional Games For Fiscal Year 2014
May 18, 2014 Tina Leager Awarded Excellence and Commitment to State Service
May 8, 2014 Lottery Employee Tina Leager Receives Delaware Award for Excellence and Commitment in State Service
April 3, 2014 Scientific Games Signs Lottery System and Central Monitoring System Extension with Delaware State Lottery
March 31, 2014 Win a Trip To Summer's "Hottest Spots" With Keno From The Delaware Lottery

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