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Goose Creek Using $10,000 Lottery Commission to Create Employee Scholarship Fund

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SELBYVILLE, Del. - After a Goose Creek store on Route 113 sold Saturday's $121.6 million winning Powerball ticket, the company is using its $10,000 commission to create a scholarship fund.

While Goose Creek District Manager Libby Bages says exact details are being worked out, the scholarship money will be available to any company employee or their children, with the first checks being cut in time for the Fall 2017 semester.

"We have many families within the organization that can benefit from this scholarship," she told WBOC. "How better to give back to the employees than education?" 

Selbyville Store Manager Kristy Muir says she's happy to see the money going to a good cause.

"It's really awesome to take something they could've easily put to the side for a bill or costs of running this store to create something that's actually going to help," she said. "It's very generous." 

Muir said she was "in shock" when she learned her store sold the winning Powerball jackpot, as the odds of winning it are one in 292 million. T

"The fact that someone in Delaware won is just amazing," she said. "And for it to be right here in Selbyville, at Goose Creek? That's just wonderful."

We may never know, who won the jackpot, as Delaware is a state where lottery winners may remain anonymous. But Muir says that hasn't stopped people from checking their tickets and playing guess who.

"A small town like this, everybody's just 'Who is it? Is that my neighbor or my friend?" she told WBOC. "It's a Christmas miracle."

According to the last release from the Delaware Lottery, the winner has yet to come forward. They can choose a 20-year annuity or the cash value of his or her share of the jackpot. If the annuity option is chosen, the winner will receive the $121.6 million jackpot annuity, which will be paid over 20 years. If the winner chooses the cash option for their share of the jackpot he or she will receive a lump sum payment of $72.1 million. 

The winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing were 1, 8, 16, 40, and 48 with a Powerball of 10.

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