Lottery looking for game’s first progressive jackpot winner
A lucky player hit it out of the park yesterday, winning the first progressive jackpot on the FAST PLAY Home Run Riches Bases Loaded game.
The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky player who bought the $5 ticket that brought home a $71,547 prize on Thursday, April 14, at Ross Liquors in Baltimore County. The store is located at 706 Merritt Boulevard in Baltimore.
Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location. Winners of FAST PLAY tickets have 182 days from the date the ticket was sold to claim prizes.
The Home Run Riches Bases Loaded game has a progressive jackpot that starts at $40,000 and grows with the sale of each ticket until someone buys a progressive jackpot winner. Additional instant prizes range from $5 to $1,000. This game, which went on sale March 7, has 23 progressive jackpots remaining. All Home Run Riches Bases Loaded tickets are eligible for entry into the Contestant of the Game promotion.
The winner isn’t the only one with reason to celebrate. Ross Liquors will earn a bonus of $715.47 for selling the progressive jackpot winning ticket. The bonus is equal to 1% of the prize.
Instructions on claiming prizes in person or by mail are available HERE. Players must redeem prizes larger than $25,000 by mail or at Lottery headquarters in the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330 in Baltimore. The Lottery’s Claims Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click HERE to schedule an appointment. Winners can also drop off a winning ticket along with a completed claim form and copies of their photo ID and proof of Social Security/Tax ID number in the Lottery drop box in the Montgomery Park Business Center lobby.