Prince Frederick man instantly $161,313 richer
As the FAST PLAY progressive jackpot grew in the Lucky Numbers game, a Calvert County resident decided it was time to take a shot at finding a winning ticket. The 40-year-old information technologies engineer bought five FAST PLAY Lucky Numbers tickets and is now celebrating a $161,313 progressive jackpot win.
The running enthusiast discovered the winning ticket at Dash In #10881 located at 875 North Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick. He waited until later that day to check his $10 tickets and that’s when he happily learned of his new fortune.
One of the first to hear his great news was his mother. The Prince Frederick resident called and led with, “Mom, you need to take a deep breath upon hearing this,” before telling her of his Lucky Numbers win. Others who now know of his Lottery luck include other relatives, his boss, his accountant and his attorney.
When asked of his plans for the prize, the happy player said he will pay off debts, buy a new house and put the rest into savings. He has worked as an IT engineer for more than 20 years. When not working or playing his favorite Lottery games, the FAST PLAY fan enjoys running 5K races and playing his guitar.
His lucky Lottery retailer is also celebrating. The management at the Dash In store will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a winning FAST PLAY ticket of $100,000 or more.
The Lucky Numbers game, which is one of 18 FAST PLAY selections, has a progressive jackpot that starts at $100,000 and rises with the sale of each ticket until a player buys a progressive jackpot-winning ticket. Players can try their luck winning 23 more progressive jackpots, 33 $50,000 prizes, 47 $10,000 prizes along with others ranging from $10 to $1,000.