Golf Enthusiast Takes Swing and Hits $100,000 Hole in One

Top-prize FAST PLAY win is one for the whole family

A loyal Lottery player known as “Proud Finish 9” stopped by a Lottery retailer on Aug. 20 after a round of golf with a friend and hit a $100,000 hole in one!

The father of three went to visit a friend, and after a great day of golf, he needed fill his gas tank for the drive home. As he stopped at the US Fuel in Berwyn Heights he decided to play his favorite game, Pick 3. But he also decided to try his luck with a few $10 FAST PLAY Winfall Doubler tickets. As he looked over the last of those tickets, he noticed the last winning number of 18. He read through each line of numbers until he saw another 18 and first thought that he won $50,000. However, that 18 was surrounded by a moneybag image — and that meant the prize amount he was looking at would be doubled, making a $100,000 winner! The lucky winner said he fell to his knees in the parking lot and became overwhelmed with happiness, then he called his daughters and told them to expect some money to coming their way.

The Maryland state university system employee has a lot of plans for the prize. He said he is about five years away from retirement, so he plans on using part of his winnings to support his future needs after he finishes working. He also plans to donate a portion to two educational institutions: an elementary school and a college that is part of Maryland’s state university system. He said he planned to make the donations in order to establish an educational scholarship in honor of his late wife who lost her battle with breast cancer a few years ago. He also plans to send money to his three daughters and his three grandchildren so that they can have some fun.

“I try to live my life by giving to others,” he said as he visited the Maryland Lottery’s Winners’ Circle a few days after his big FAST PLAY win. “And I hope to inspire others to do so also.”

His lucky Lottery retailer, US Fuel, also benefits from his prize. The Prince George’s County business located at 5901 Greenbelt Road in Berwyn Heights earns a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the top-prize winning ticket in the FAST PLAY game.

Winfall Doubler launched in January 2022 with a total of 24 top prizes of $100,000, and there are still 22 of those waiting to be won, along with 19 $50,000 prizes, 27 $20,000 prizes, 29 $10,000 prizes, and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $20 to $1,000.