On Oct. 3, Gazi Ahmed of Raleigh tried his luck on a $10 Fast Play ticket and scored a $231,975 jackpot.

Ahmed purchased his winning $10 Jackpot 7s ticket from the Swift Creek Mini Mart on Rand Road in Garner, where he works as a cashier.

He claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $164,125.

Since Fast Play started last month, jackpots have been hit nine times.

The jackpot is one of the exciting features of the new Fast Play game. The rolling, progressive jackpot increases with every ticket sold until it is won. The odds of winning a Fast Play jackpot are 1 in 240,000.

Printed on each ticket is the amount of the jackpot when the ticket is sold and how much of that jackpot the ticket could win. Players can also win instant cash prizes on their Fast Play ticket.

Ticket sales from draw games like Fast Play make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how $62.2 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Wake County in 2019, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.