CHARLOTTE, N.C. (News Release) — Ciara Ghannam of Charlotte tried her luck on a Fast Play ticket and quickly won a $105,173 jackpot.
Ghannam purchased her winning $5 Lucky 7’s ticket on Oct. 20 from the Publix at Whitehall Commons on South Tryon Street in Charlotte.
She claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $74,411.
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. Printed on each Fast Play 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.
Ticket sales from games like Fast Play make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education. For details on how $60.5 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Mecklenburg County in 2020, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.