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Record $1.1 million Fast Play jackpot won in Gaston County

May 26, 2023 Posted by NC Lottery at 12:37 PM

Someone walked into a local grocery in Gaston County on Friday morning, bought a Jackpot 777 Fast Play ticket, and won the biggest jackpot so far in the game, $1,143,007.

What a big fast win that was.

The winner purchased the lucky ticket at Metcalf’s Grocery on Tryon School Road in Bessemer City.

At the time of the purchase, the jackpot had hit the $1.14 million mark. Since it was a $10 ticket, the winner receives 100% of the jackpot.

The win sets a new record for a Fast Play jackpot and a Fast Play win. The jackpot crossed the $1 million mark for the first time on Tuesday night.

Previously the biggest Fast Play win occurred on March 11 when a $20 100X The Cash ticket won a $920,665 jackpot and $200,000 cash because it was a $20 ticket.

Friday’s winner has 180 days to claim the prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

The instantly growing jackpot increases with every ticket sold until it is won. After the Friday morning win, the jackpot started over at $20,000.

Don’t forget:

  • A $2 Fast Play ticket wins 20% of the jackpot.
  • A $5 Fast Play ticket wins half of the jackpot.
  • A $10 Fast Play ticket wins all of the jackpot.
  • A $20 Fast Play ticket wins all of the jackpot plus $200,000 cash.

Good luck! And go get you a fast win too.


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5/29/2023 05:52 - Ann J.

Awesome ?? hopefully next time I will win.

5/27/2023 03:59 - Kathy D.

It funny how the NCEL system had a winner on Friday morning but keep the Jackpot growing daily. Once the 1.1million dollar ticket was sold why not reset the Jackpot immediately. I wanted my time and money chasing the Big Win although the ticket was already sold. Really NCEL!!!NC Lottery
Hi Kathy, the Fast Play jackpot automatically resets immediately after a jackpot-winning ticket has been sold. The current jackpot that is printed on each ticket, displayed in retail locations and can be found online is updated every few minutes.

5/27/2023 09:12 - Joe S.

Nice! Congrats from the Todd Park neighborhood in NW Charlotte.

5/27/2023 01:29 - Paula F.

Congratulations ????

5/26/2023 04:14 - Dorina R.

Yea I been waiting patiently

5/26/2023 02:45 - Douglas H.

WOW!!!!! Amazing win!!!! Congratulations

5/26/2023 02:05 - Tracy N.

Congrats, what time was this won on Friday morning?NC Lottery
Hi Tracy, great question! The win happened at approximately 10:24 a.m.

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