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January 3, 2016
Myrai Johnson, a 79-year-old retired state employee from Wilmington, Delaware, has ended 2015 on a high note after winning $10,000 from Delaware Lottery’s KENO. She purchased the lucky ticket at James and Jesse’s Barber in Wilmington on December 23.

Myrai told Lottery officials that she is a regular Lottery player and this is her largest win to date. “I have won the Lottery before but nothing as large as this,” she said excitedly. “When I found out I won, I was in absolute shock—I had to run to the bathroom,” she laughed.

The first people she told about the win were her two granddaughters, who accompanied her to claim her prize. “I was so happy when Mom-Mom told me she won,” said one of Myrai’s granddaughters. “I don’t play the Lottery myself, so it’s very exciting when someone you know wins!”

Myrai said this win has already changed her life and she plans to use some of the money to pay her bills. She collected her $10,000 prize (less 25% federal tax) at Delaware Lottery headquarters in Dover on December 28, 2015.

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