North Carolina woman hits Fast Play jackpot, scores more than $200k win
Published 8:35 am Sunday, November 13, 2022
The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported a big jackpot win by a Wayne County woman.
Patricia Taylor, of Pikeville, took a chance on a $5 Fast Play ticket on Oct. 24 and won $217,058, according to a press release from the N.C. Education Lottery.
At the time Taylor purchased her 20X The Cash ticket from the Handy Mart on U.S. 70 West in Goldsboro, the Fast Play jackpot stood at $434,116. Since a $5 ticket receives 50 percent of the jackpot amount, she won $217,058
She claimed her prize on Friday, November 4, 2022. After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $153,485.
The Fast Play rolling jackpot grows with every ticket purchased. The odds of winning a Fast Play jackpot are 1 in 320,000.
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