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Hickory Man Cashes In On Lottery Jackpot Of More Than $100,000
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Hickory Man Cashes In On Lottery Jackpot Of More Than $100,000

Timothy Vanstry of Hickory won $120,695 on a North Carolina Education Lottery Fast Play ticket last Thursday (January 29). Vanstry purchased his winning ticket from the Mountain View Market on N.C. 127 South in Hickory. His $10 ticket beat odds of 1 in 240,000 to win the full jackpot amount.

Vanstry’s win on Thursday was the 6th overall jackpot win for a $10 Jackpot 7s ticket out of the 31 times the jackpot has been hit. Fast Play jackpot wins occurred twice on Tuesday, twice on Wednesday, once on Thursday, and twice on Friday.

He claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, Vanstry took home $85,395. Fast Play’s rolling, progressive jackpot increases with every ticket sold until it is won.

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.