North Carolina lottery player scores $1.1 million Fast Play jackpot, the biggest in the game’s history
Published 11:25 am Sunday, March 19, 2023
One lucky Carteret County lottery player who took a chance on a Fast Play ticket Saturday morning, March 11, 2023 won the largest Fast Play jackpot in history at $1,120,665, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.
The big winner purchased the $20 100X The Cash ticket from Handy House #2 on U.S. 70 in Smyrna.
At the time of the purchase, the jackpot stood at $920,665. Since it was a $20 ticket, the winner receives 100% of the $920,665 jackpot plus $200,000 cash.
The previous high for a Fast Play jackpot win was $691,417 in November of 2020. The previous high that the jackpot amount reached was in January of 2021 when it reached $747,482 before a jackpot win claimed half of that amount.
The odds of winning a Fast Play jackpot are 1 in 320,000. The winner has 180 days to claim the prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
Fast Play features an instantly growing jackpot that increases with every ticket sold until it is won.