WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — William Millaway, of Winston-Salem, bought a $5 Fast Play ticket and walked away with a $288,925 jackpot prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
“This is coming at a really good time for me,” he said.
Millaway bought his $5 Rockin’ Bingo ticket from the Harris Teeter on Robinhood Village Drive in Winston-Salem.
The odds of winning a Fast Play jackpot are 1 in 240,000. A $5 ticket receives 50% of the jackpot amount.
Millaway claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $204,416.
“I had a hard start to the year,” Millaway said. “This will fix it up some.”