Record $4.8 Million Jackpot Won Sunday at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Final Ca$hola Jackpot to be Paid is Also Delaware’s Largest

Dover, DE, May 18, 2011 --( Luck was on the side of Bert Dickerson of Fairfax, Va., Sunday when he became an instant millionaire at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino winning a whopping $4,856,978.35 on the multistate progressive game, Ca$hola™. The jackpot is the largest ever in the State of Delaware.

Dickerson was given an initial $10,000 pay out by Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on May 15. He has three weeks to decide whether to receive the remaining funds in a 30-year annuity or take a lump sum cash payout of $2,927,899.

Not only did Dickerson score the largest jackpot in Delaware history, but he is also the winner of the final Ca$hola jackpot, which is ending its five-year run after paying over $52 million total in annuity jackpot prizes. Three of the largest four jackpots at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino have been hit on a Ca$hola machine. A Laurel, Md. man won a $1,034,191 jackpot in July 2008, and a Dover, Del. woman won $318,760 in July 2007.

Ca$hola was initiated in July 2006 as the first multistate, progressive video lottery game to be offered in the United States, and has been featured at all three casinos in Delaware, as well as casinos in Rhode Island and West Virginia. Sunday’s jackpot at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is the 37th Grand Prize to be won on a Ca$hola and the second largest to hit since its inception nearly five years ago.


Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. Gaming operations consist of approximately 2,600 slots and a full complement of table games including poker. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delaware’s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites and amenities including a full-service spa/salon, concert hall and 35,000 sq. ft. of multi-use event space. Live, world-class harness racing is featured November through April, and horse racing is simulcast year-round. Professional football parlay betting is accepted during the season. Additional property amenities include multiple restaurants from fine dining to casual fare, bars/lounges and retail shops. For more information, please visit
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