Who Won $68,940 Playing FAST PLAY Chili Pepper Payout?

Winning ticket sold Feb. 4 in Elkton

A FAST PLAY Chili Pepper Payout player enjoyed a heaping helping of Thursday night delight after buying a $68,940 winning ticket in Elkton.

The lucky player purchased the first jackpot-winning ticket in the $5 game. Chili Pepper Payout offers a progressive jackpot that starts at $40,000 and rises with each ticket purchased until someone buys a jackpot-winning ticket. Check your tickets if you played this game Thursday, Feb. 4, at Wawa #8512 located at 302 Pulaski Highway in Cecil County.

Maryland Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location. 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.

The big winner can claim the prize by mail or in person by appointment at the Lottery headquarters’ Customer Resource Center located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. Winners of smaller prizes can claim them by mail, at Lottery retailers, at casinos or by appointment at Lottery headquarters. Get details on how to claim by mail here, how to schedule an appointment here and how to cash prizes at casinos and Lottery retailers here.

Chili Pepper Payout is one of 20 FAST PLAY games available for purchase. The game first went on sale Jan. 4, and players can try to win its 18 remaining unclaimed jackpot prizes, 39 $5,000 prizes and more than 1.2 million other prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000.

Wawa #8512 located at 302 Pulaski Highway in Elkton also shares in the fun of the weeknight win. The store will receive a bonus of $689.40, from the Lottery, equal to 1% of the prize, for selling a jackpot-winning ticket.