Lottery ticket worth over $1 million sold at this North Carolina convenience store

Beth Torres

Nothing finer than winning over $1 million in North Carolina
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What could be finer than to set a lottery prize record by winning $1.12 million? That is exactly what a North Carolina shopper did recently. Their $20 Fast Play ticket turned into a $1,120,665 prize. 

According to the NC Education Lottery, this was

“... the largest Fast Play jackpot win in history.”

Who bought the record-setting ticket?

The winner’s identity has not been released as of this writing.

Where was the lucky ticket sold?

The winning Fast Play 100x The Cash ticket was sold at Handy House, a grocery / convenience store in North Carolina. The following map shows the location.

A lucky ticket made luckier by a big bet

The record-setting jackpot was a result of the rules of the Fast Play game, combined with the winner’s decision to buy the most expensive version of the game. 

The various NC Education Lottery’s Fast Play games pay a percentage of the jackpot to those with winning numbers. Like many lottery games, the more expensive games pay a bigger percentage. 

This winning ticket was the most expensive of the Fast Play games, with a $20 ticket price. The payoff, 100% of the jackpot amount plus an additional $200,000, turned out to be the biggest ever in the history of the Fast Play games. 

Will you need your Social Security card or just the number to claim a prize?

In the happy event that you win more than $600 in a NC Education Lottery game, there are two slightly different versions of what you will need to claim your prize.

The NC Education Lottery FAQ says: “For all prizes of $600 and above, photo I.D. and proof of Social Security number is required.”

But their Claim Prizes webpage, describing what you will need for prizes of $600 or more, says: (emphasis added)

“An NC Lottery Winner Claim Form - $600 or more
Photo ID verifying name, signature and age
Social Security card

It is a fine point. But for those who received a Social Security number decades ago and have not seen the original card for many years, the second version of the requirement could be a real troublemaker.

NC Education Lottery’s helpful video

This video explains how the Fast Play games work.

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Winning the lottery is an example of “windfall” cash — an unexpected but quite pleasant surprise. I will be writing more articles along these lines here on NewsBreak, so follow me if you would like to see more content like this.

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