FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Jimmy Pipkins of Fayetteville tried his luck on a $5 Fast Play ticket Monday evening and won a $141,103 jackpot.
Pipkins bought his lucky DOUBLE W!N ticket from Skylite Fast Mart on Morganton Road in Fayetteville.
At the time of his purchase, the jackpot stood at $282,206. Since he bought a $5 ticket, Pipkins received 50% of the progressive jackpot, or $141,103. He arrived Tuesday to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $100,537.
Fast Play features an instantly growing jackpot that increases with every ticket sold until it is won.
Ticket sales from games like Fast Play make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $23 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Cumberland County last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.