North Carolina woman snags $154,067 Fast Play jackpot

Published 6:10 pm Sunday, January 9, 2022

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Joan Campbell of Newport tried her luck on a $5 Fast Play ticket on New Year’s Eve and won a $154,067 jackpot, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Campbell bought her Lucky 7’s ticket from the C Co Mini-Mart on U.S. 70 in Newport.

She claimed her prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $109,404.

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Fast Play’s rolling, progressive jackpot increases with every ticket sold until it is won. A $5 ticket, like Lucky 7’s, receives 50 percent of the jackpot amount. The odds of winning a Fast Play jackpot are 1 in 240,000. Players can see if they have won and how much instantly with Fast Play. Printed on each ticket is the amount of the jackpot when the ticket is sold and how much of that jackpot the ticket could win. Players can also win instant cash prizes on their Fast Play tickets.

For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact in North Carolina in 2020, visit and click on the “Impact” section.