Winning progressive top prize tickets sold in Lucky Numbers, Payday games
It has been a lucky few days for fans of the Maryland Lottery’s FAST PLAY progressive top prize games, Lucky Numbers and Payday.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, a FAST PLAY Lucky Numbers ticket hit the progressive top prize of $172,829. It was the 12th progressive top prize won in the $10 game. The lucky purchase occurred at 6:41 p.m. at 7-Eleven #35731 at 1769 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore. The winner visited Lottery Headquarters in Baltimore on Sept. 22 and claimed the prize.
Meanwhile, on that same day, Lottery luck hit again – this time in Catonsville. At 12:41 p.m. on Sept. 22, a customer at Soda Pop Shop at 1026 Ingleside Avenue bought a FAST PLAY Payday ticket that paid a progressive top prize of $142,160. It is the fourth progressive top prize Payday ticket to be sold.
The two retailers have reason to celebrate as well: Each store will earn a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning tickets.
Lottery officials urge winners to sign the backs of their tickets and keep them safe until claiming their prizes. Winners typically get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. However, the Lottery has temporarily extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency.
FAST PLAY games are instant tickets, like scratch-offs, but there’s no scratching necessary. The tickets are printed by Lottery terminals and self-service vending machines, and players can find out immediately if they’ve won. Lucky Numbers and Payday feature progressive top prizes. Lucky Numbers progressive top prizes start at $100,000, and Payday progressive top prizes start at $40,000, and the progressive top prizes grow with each ticket sold until someone buys a progressive top prize-winning ticket. Each game also features thousands of lower-tier prizes.