Baltimore Player Changes Games, Changes Luck

Billie Taylor of Baltimore is the 21st winner of a FAST PLAY Lucky Numbers progressive jackpot. She won $170,908!

Wins $170,908 FAST PLAY progressive jackpot

Billie Taylor, a retired federal employee, was having a tough day at the casino last week. The slot machines, the dice, the cards, the wheel – no big wins were coming her way. Discouraged and down to the last of the cash she’d set aside to spend there, Billie changed her game and won a $170,908 FAST PLAY prize.

“It was fun there at Horseshoe (Casino), but none of the games were working for me so I decided to get four Lottery tickets,” said the occasional Lottery player. “When I buy tickets, I always get FAST PLAY.”

The Baltimore resident chose the $10 FAST PLAY Lucky Numbers game, a ticket that had been a favorite in the past but then went cold on her. “I stopped playing it a while back when my luck with it ran out,” she said. “I decided to give it another try.”

Examining the first, second and then third Lucky Numbers tickets revealed no good news.  That fourth ticket, however, turned her day around.

“I cover the prize amounts when I play FAST PLAY, just to make it more exciting when I match a number. When I saw ‘Progressive Jackpot’ on the ticket, I just stood there with my hand over my mouth.”

Struggling to accurately describe what she felt at that moment, Billie settled on disbelief. “I knew it was real but didn’t believe it was real at the same time.”

The 65-year-old told Lottery officials that she has several long-term home repair and remodeling projects under way. When asked about her plans for her $170,908 prize, she replied, “I can finally finish them!”

Billie won the 21st progressive jackpot in the game, which leaves 19 more for FAST PLAY players. Her lucky Lottery retailer, Horseshoe Casino at 1525 Russell Street in Baltimore, will receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the ticket.