NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth wasn’t the only big winner on Sunday in Dover, a Virginia man claimed the largest jackpot in Delaware history.
While Kenseth was celebrating his win in Sunday’s NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway, there was another celebration inside Dover Downs Casino for Bert Dickerson of Fairfax, Virginia. Dickerson hit the jackpot on the multi-state progressive casino game, Ca$hola. His prize: $4,856,978.35. He was given a check representing the first installment of his winnings on Sunday. Now he faces the tough decision of whether to receive the rest of his money in a 30-year-annuity, or take a lump sum payment of $2.9 million. He has three weeks to make the enviable decision.
The historic jackpot is the last to be handed out in the Ca$hola game, as it will end its five-year run. Since starting in 2006, the game has paid out more than $52 milliion in prizes.