Charlotte Man Wins $126,722 Fast Play Lottery Prize

RALEIGH, N.C. — Charles Collier III of Charlotte tried his luck on a $5 Fast Play ticket and won a $126,722 lottery prize. Collier bought his lucky $5 Blackjack ticket from the Harris Teeter on Carmel Road in Charlotte for the Nov. 26 drawing.

He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $89,657.

Fast Play’s rolling, progressive jackpot increases with every ticket sold until it is won. A $5 ticket, like Blackjack, receives 50 percent of the jackpot amount. The odds of winning a Fast Play jackpot are 1 in 240,000.

Players can see if they have won and how much instantly with Fast Play. 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 tickets.

Ticket sales from draw games like Fast Play make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 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 www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.