Mecklenburg County Woman Wins $258,376 Fast Play Jackpot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (News Release) — Kimberly Smith of Charlotte tried her luck on a Fast Play ticket and won herself a $258,376 jackpot.

She purchased her winning $5 Blizzard Bingo ticket from the Circle K on Providence Road in Charlotte on Monday.

The odds of winning a Fast Play jackpot are 1 in 240,000. A $5 ticket receives 50% of the jackpot amount.

Smith claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $182,802 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

Fast Play’s rolling, progressive jackpot increases with every ticket sold until it is won.

Printed on each Fast Play 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 tickets.

Ticket sales from games like Fast Play make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how $60.5 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Mecklenburg County in 2020, visit and click on the “Impact” section.