Player buys $179,756 winning ticket on May 31
A lucky FAST PLAY Jackpot Party ticket made Memorial Day 2021 unforgettable for a Maryland Lottery player. Someone bought the game’s first progressive jackpot-winning ticket, worth $179,756 at Weis Markets #044 in Pasadena on May 31.
Jackpot Party offers a progressive jackpot that starts at $100,000 and rises with each ticket purchased until someone buys a jackpot winner. The $10 game joined the FAST PLAY lineup in April and has 39 progressive jackpots remaining.
Maryland Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location. Winners get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes.
The big winner can claim the prize by mail, in person by appointment or by dropping off the claim form and winning ticket at Maryland Lottery headquarters, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore. Get details on how to claim by mail here, how to schedule an appointment here and via the dropbox here (see last paragraph).
Jackpot Party is one of 18 FAST PLAY games available for purchase. Packed with prizes, the game offers players the chance to win $10 to $50,000, in addition to the progressive jackpot. There are still has 59 $50,000 prizes, 73 $10,000 prizes and 202 $1,000 prizes available.
The lucky Anne Arundel County retailer can also celebrate. Weis Markets #044 located at 8115 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena will receive a bonus of $1,000 from the Lottery for selling a progressive jackpot-winning ticket of $100,000 or more.