Player captures prize in World Championship Poker progressive jackpot game
A morning purchase of a FAST PLAY World Championship Poker ticket should have a lucky winner smiling from ear to ear. Someone bought a ticket on March 15 that landed a $158,092.50 progressive jackpot-winning prize at Sunshine Ethio in Takoma Park.
Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location. FAST PLAY winners have 182 days from the date of their purchase to claim their prizes.
The $5 game has a progressive jackpot that starts at $40,000 and increases with the sale of each ticket until someone buys a progressive jackpot-winning ticket. The World Championship Poker game went on sale in September 2021 and still has 10 progressive jackpot prizes remaining.
Sunshine Ethio is also a winner. For selling a jackpot-winning FAST PLAY ticket worth $100,000 or more, the store located at 6907 New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park earns a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.
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.