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Player wins 11th progressive prize in $10 game

News Release, Maryland Lottery

A lucky FAST PLAY fan is starting the week off right with a big win this past weekend. A Maryland Lottery player bought a $174,996 progressive-top-prize-winning ticket in the Lucky Numbers game on Saturday, Aug. 1 at Wawa #584 in La Plata.

The lucky player bought the ticket in the late morning at the Charles County store, which is located at 5955 Crain Highway. The $10 Lucky Numbers game still has 29 progressive top prizes remaining.

The lucky retailer also has reason to celebrate. The convenience store will earn a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize winning ticket of $100,000 or more.

Lottery officials recommend the winner sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until claiming the prize. Winners typically get 182 days to claim prizes. However, the Lottery has temporarily extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency. The winner can claim the prize by mail or in person by appointment at the Lottery Customer Resource Center. Get details on how to claim by mail here or schedule an appointment here.

Lucky Numbers is one of five FAST PLAY games that went on sale statewide on Feb. 10. Four additional games arrived in stores on June 15. FAST PLAY features instant-win games printed by Lottery terminals and self-service vending machines that play like scratch-offs.

The Lucky Numbers progressive top prize resets at $100,000 once it’s hit, and increases with the purchase of each ticket until a progressive-top-prize-winning ticket is sold. The top prize amount is updated every 15 minutes on in-store video displays and on mdlottery.com, and an up-to-the-minute figure is displayed on Lucky Numbers tickets.