Barbara Hall of Ocean Isle Beach took a chance on a $5 Fast Play ticket Tuesday afternoon and won a $198,726 jackpot.

Hall bought her lucky Touchdown Dollar$ ticket at Minuteman Food Mart on Beach Drive Southwest in Ocean Isle Beach. She arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $141,117.

The Fast Play rolling jackpot grows with every ticket purchased. When Hall made her purchase, it had just reached $397,452. Because she bought a $5 ticket, she won 50 percent of the jackpot.

Hall’s win represents the first jackpot win in the Touchdown Dollar$ game, which debuted in September. On Thursday morning, the Fast Play jackpot was $226,000 and growing. The odds of winning a Fast Play jackpot are 1 in 320,000.

Ticket sales from lottery games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $5.6 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Brunswick County in 2021, visit and click on the “Impact” section.