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Cabarrus County man ‘in awe’ after winning $691,417 Fast Play jackpot

November 12, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 12:44 PM

On Nov. 6, Joshua Hinson of Concord tried his luck on a $10 Fast Play ticket and hit the largest jackpot yet, winning $691,417.

Hinson purchased his lucky $10 Jackpot 7’s ticket from the Circle K on Poplar Tent Road in Concord.

“I was just in awe,” recalled Hinson of realizing he hit the jackpot. “Just stunned. It’s kind of hard to believe.”

He claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $489,180.

Hinson said he enjoys the fact that Fast Play is “a quick and easy kind of game.”

Since Fast Play started in September, North Carolinians have won 12 jackpots.

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.


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11/20/2020 07:10 - Shannon M.

Yes I've had some luck if I have any winnings I'm claiming it now

11/16/2020 02:35 - Denver G.

Best game around !!! Nothing to figure out. You buy your ticket, look at it & or scan to see if you have won. It really can't get any easier then that. Getting tickets from the vending machine is the way to go if you have a problem with clerks looking at your ticket .....

11/15/2020 03:21 - Tim M.

It'd be nice if someone could figure this thing out like Rain Man and if the House wants to know HOW they keep winning, it'd be like, we're counting cards. We're counting cards. LOL.

11/15/2020 12:38 - Kimberly J.


11/14/2020 02:28 - Tim F.

Travis said he wants his cut. Lol

11/14/2020 08:10 - Bernetta G.

I don't think it's fair that the poorest neighborhoods don't have a chance to win at any of the games.We only have the pleasure of funding the games. No the tickets are not random. Otherwise the we would be able to get more than just the price of the ticket after playing 2 times the odds. Someone needs to address this.

11/13/2020 02:38 - Philip A.

@ Jim B, I agree with you one hudred percent. One solution is to make it an online game as soon as possible.

11/13/2020 10:53 - JIM B.

I still have a problem with the sales clerk looking at my tickets. I know the symbols won't change, but it's just not good business. I hate to go into that covid spreading Walmart just to play the machine, but it looks like the only way I can get over this issue. Can you not send your reps out to the retailers about this? I'm sure that I'm not the only player that feels this way.NC Lottery
Hi Jim, thanks for sharing your concern with us. The retailer should hand the Fast Play ticket immediately to the customer. If you see or experience something suspicious happening at a store, please report it to our Security Hotline at 1-888-732-6235 so that the matter will be investigated.

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