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About Fast Play

What is Fast Play?

Fast Play games are quick and easy draw games that can be played at any time. There are a variety of Fast Play games offered at various price points and play styles to appeal to all players. With Fast Play, there are no numbers to pick, no play slip to complete, no scratching, and no waiting for winning numbers. You can win prizes any time.

Where can I purchase Fast Play?

Fast Play games can be purchased in retail from the store clerk or through an Illinois Lottery vending machine. You can also purchase Fast Play games online via IllinoisLottery.com or the Illinois Lottery app.

What Fast Play games are currently available?

To see what Fast Play games are currently available, visit IllinoisLottery.com, the Illinois Lottery app, or any Illinois Lottery retailer.

What are the ways I can play Fast Play?  

There are three ways to play Fast Play:

  • Fast Play in retail;
  • Fast Play Scan-N-Play in retail; and
  • Fast Play online.

How do I play Fast Play in retail? 

To play Fast Play in retail, purchase a ticket at any Illinois Lottery retailer and play the game by following the “HOW TO WIN” instructions printed on the ticket.

How do I play Fast Play Scan-N-Play? 

To play Fast Play Scan-N-Play, purchase a ticket at any Illinois Lottery retailer and play the game on your phone by scanning the barcode on the ticket, using the Illinois Lottery app.

How do I play Fast Play online? 

To play Fast Play online, purchase a ticket on IllinoisLottery.com or the Illinois Lottery app and play the game digitally on a desktop or mobile device.

What types of Fast Play games can I choose from?  

You can choose from set (i.e., top prize is predetermined), progressive (i.e., rolling jackpot), and progressive suite (i.e., rolling jackpot with wager options for a percentage of the jackpot) games.

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What is a set Fast Play game?

Set Fast Play games have a set top prize, and players have a chance to win the top prize or other cash prizes.

What is a progressive Fast Play game?

For progressive games, the jackpot begins at a base minimum and grows with each ticket sold statewide until the jackpot is won. Once the jackpot is won, it immediately resets to the base minimum. Players have a chance to win the jackpot or other cash prizes.

What is a progressive suite Fast Play game?

Similar to progressive games, progressive suite games also have a dynamic jackpot that grows with every ticket sold statewide until it’s won. After the jackpot is won, it immediately resets to the base minimum. The difference is that a progressive suite game has one progressive jackpot with multiple wager amounts. The player chooses how much to wager based on wager options available. The higher the wager, the higher the percentage of the jackpot that can be won. Players have a chance to win the jackpot or other cash prizes.

Where can I find progressive jackpot amounts, and how often are they updated?

You can find estimated jackpot amounts on IllinoisLottery.com, the Illinois Lottery app, and at any Illinois Lottery retailer. Jackpot amounts are updated every two minutes. The jackpot is listed near the top of progressive and progressive suite Fast Play tickets and is accurate at the time of purchase. Please note that progressive suite Fast Play tickets in retail will show the full jackpot amount, not the calculated payout based on the wager. However, an online ticket will show the calculated percentage payout for progressive suite games.

Do Fast Play games in retail and online share the same prize pool? 

Yes, progressive and progressive suite Fast Play games contribute to the same jackpot per game and pull from the same prize pool regardless of where or how the tickets are purchased.

How to Play Fast Play in Retail

What are the ways I can play Fast Play in retail? 

There are two ways to play Fast Play at any Illinois Lottery retailer: 

  • Fast Play; and
  • Fast Play Scan-N-Play.

Fast Play

How do I purchase a Fast Play ticket at a retail location?

To purchase Fast Play at an Illinois Lottery retailer, ask the store clerk for a ticket to a specific Fast Play game or follow the prompts on the Illinois Lottery vending machine. Your game ticket will be generated and printed upon purchase.

How do I play a Fast Play ticket purchased in retail?

To play a Fast Play ticket purchased in retail, follow the “HOW TO WIN” instructions, as well as the game numbers or symbols, printed on the ticket to see if you’ve won.

How many Fast Play tickets can be purchased in a single transaction? 

The maximum number of tickets that can be purchased in a single transaction is 20.

How do I know if I’ve won on a Fast Play ticket purchased in retail? 

Each Fast Play ticket has a scannable barcode. You can determine whether your ticket is a winner by scanning the barcode with the scanner on the ticket checker, Illinois Lottery vending machine, or the Illinois Lottery app.

I have a winning Fast Play ticket purchased in retail. Where can I claim it? 

Any win of $600 or less can be redeemed immediately at any Illinois Lottery retailer.* Any win over $600 must be claimed by mail or at an Illinois Lottery Claim Center. Prizes of $10,000 or less may also be redeemed online through the Illinois Lottery’s e-claims process. For more detailed information on claiming your prize visit When You Win.

*Subject to fund availability. If funds are not available at a retailer, you may claim your prize by mail, at an Illinois Lottery Claim Center, or through the Illinois Lottery’s e-claims process.

How long do I have to claim my winning Fast Play ticket purchased in retail?

All prizes must be claimed within one year of the date of purchase. The date and time of purchase are printed on every Fast Play ticket.

Fast Play Scan-N-Play

How do I purchase a Fast Play Scan-N-Play ticket at a retail location?

To purchase Fast Play Scan-N-Play at an Illinois Lottery retailer, ask the store clerk for a ticket to a specific Fast Play Scan-N-Play game or follow the prompts on the Illinois Lottery vending machine. Your game ticket will be generated and printed upon purchase.

How do I play a Fast Play Scan-N-Play ticket purchased in retail?

To play a Fast Play Scan-N-Play ticket purchased in retail, follow these steps: 

  • Download the Illinois Lottery app by using the QR code on the ticket if you don’t already have the app on your phone. 
  • Follow the “HOW TO PLAY” instructions printed on the ticket.
  • To play the ticket, scan the ticket’s barcode, located at the bottom of the ticket, on the Illinois Lottery app. Once scanned, the game will launch in the app. 
  • To determine if you’ve won, press “Play” and view the ticket’s animation; your game result will be displayed at the end of the animation, and wins will be highlighted.

 

What are the features of a Fast Play Scan-N-Play ticket once launched in the Illinois Lottery app, and what do they allow you to do? 

Depending on the Fast Play game you select, the digital ticket may contain the following: 

  • "PLAY YOUR WAY”: indicates that you can rotate your device before or during gameplay to view your game in either landscape or portrait mode.
  • “i” button: provides the game’s “HOW TO WIN” instructions with details on how to tell if you have won the game.
  • “Home” button: allows you to return to the mobile app.
  • “Audio” button: allows you to turn the game audio on or off.
  • “$” button: appears, if applicable, and provides the PRIZE LEGEND with the game’s prize amounts.
  • “Play” button: allows you to play the ticket and see the game animation.
  • “SCAN ANOTHER TICKET” button: allows you to return to the app’s ticket scanner and scan another ticket.
  • “HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE” button: appears on winning games and directs you to an information page with details on how to claim a prize.

 

 

How many Fast Play Scan-N-Play tickets can be purchased in a single transaction? 

The maximum number of tickets that can be purchased in a single transaction is 20.

How do I download the Illinois Lottery app in order to play a Fast Play Scan-N-Play game?

A Fast Play Scan-N-Play ticket includes a QR code, which, by using the camera on your mobile device, will take you to the app store to download the Illinois Lottery app. The app for iOS devices can be downloaded from the Apple® App Store. The Android app is available in the Google Play Store.

Do I need the most up-to-date version of the Illinois Lottery app to play Fast Play Scan-N-Play?

Yes, you must use the latest version of the Illinois Lottery app to play Fast Play Scan-N-Play.

How do I know if I’ve won on a Fast Play Scan-N-Play ticket purchased in retail? 

The outcome of your Fast Play Scan-N-Play ticket will be displayed at the end of the animation, and wins will be highlighted. You can also determine whether your ticket is a winner by scanning the barcode located at the bottom of the ticket with the scanner on the ticket checker or Illinois Lottery vending machine.

I have a winning Fast Play Scan-N-Play ticket purchased in retail. Where can I claim it? 

If your Fast Play Scan-N-Play ticket is a winner, you will need your printed ticket to claim your prize. Any win of $600 or less can be redeemed immediately at any Illinois Lottery retailer.* Any win over $600 must be claimed by mail or at an Illinois Lottery Claim Center. Prizes of $10,000 or less may also be redeemed online through the Illinois Lottery’s e-claims process. For more detailed information on claiming your prize visit When You Win.

*Subject to fund availability. If funds are not available at a retailer, you may claim your prize by mail, at an Illinois Lottery Claim Center, or through the Illinois Lottery’s e-claims process.

How long do I have to claim my winning Fast Play Scan-N-Play ticket purchased in retail?

All prizes must be claimed within one year of the date of purchase. The date and time of purchase are printed on every Fast Play Scan-N-Play ticket.

How to Play Fast Play online

How do I purchase Fast Play online?

To purchase Fast Play online, visit the Fast Play page on IlinoisLottery.com or the Illinois Lottery app and select the game you’d like to purchase. Your ticket is generated upon purchase and will appear at the top of the Fast Play page.

How do I play a Fast Play ticket purchased online?

To play a Fast Play game online, follow these steps: 

  • On the Fast Play page, where your purchased tickets are located, you can select “Play” to play your selected game
  • The ticket will contain “HOW TO WIN” instructions, as well as other features, such as a “PRIZE LEGEND,” depending on the game you have selected.
  • In order to determine if you’ve won, press “Play” and view the ticket’s animation; your game result will be displayed at the end of the animation, and wins will be highlighted.

What are the features of a Fast Play ticket purchased online, and what do they allow you to do?

Depending on the Fast Play game you select, the digital ticket may contain the following: 

  • "PLAY YOUR WAY": indicates that you can rotate your device before or during gameplay to view your game in either landscape or portrait mode
  • "i" button: provides the game's "HOW TO WIN" instructions with details on how to tell if you have won the game. 
  • "Home" button: allows you to return to the Fast Play game lobby. 
  • "Audio" button: allows you to turn the game audio on or off. 
  • "$" button: appears, if applicable, and provides the PRIZE LEGEND with the game's prize amounts. 
  • "Play" button: allows you to play the ticket and see the game animation. 
  • "Next arrow" button: allows you to view the next ticket purchased of the same game, if applicable.

How many Fast Play tickets can I purchase in one online transaction?

You may purchase up to 20 Fast Play tickets per online transaction.

How many Fast Play tickets can I purchase online during a 24-hour period?

You may purchase up to 75 Fast Play tickets online per 24-hour period. 

Can I change the number of tickets I can purchase online during a 24-hour period?

Yes, you may limit the number of Fast Play tickets you can purchase online during a 24-hour period through your Illinois Lottery account. A maximum purchase limit of 75 tickets has been set for all players. However, you may lower your online Fast Play ticket purchase limit at any time by clicking on your profile and selecting Fast Play Ticket Limits under the Account Management section. Requests to lower a limit will take immediate effect, while requests to raise the limit up to 75 (after having previously lowered it) will take effect after 24 hours. 

If using the Illinois Lottery app, do I need the most up-to-date version to purchase and play Fast Play online?

Yes, you must use the latest version of the Illinois Lottery app in order to purchase and play Fast Play.

Do I need to enable location services to purchase Fast Play online?

Yes, you must enable your geo-location settings when purchasing Illinois Lottery games online, including Fast Play, to ensure you are located in Illinois at the time of purchase.

How do I know if I've won on a Fast Play ticket purchased online?

The outcome of your Fast Play ticket will be displayed at the end of the animation, and wins will be highlighted. You can also find your outcome in your online “My Account” section. If you do not view the animation, your game outcome will automatically appear in your online “My Account” approximately 24 hours after purchase.

How can I get assistance if I’m having trouble viewing the Fast Play ticket I purchased online?

Please call the Player Hotline (1-800-252-1775) so they can assist you. If needed, they will be able to inform you of the outcome of your purchased tickets.

I have a winning Fast Play ticket purchased online. Where can I claim it?

Any win of $600 or less will be automatically added to your online account wallet. However, if such winnings cause your total account balance to exceed $2,000, the excess winnings will be sent to you via check. Any win over $600 must be claimed by mail or at an Illinois Lottery Claim Center. Prizes of $10,000 or less may also be redeemed through the Illinois Lottery’s e-claims process. For more detailed information on claiming your prize visit When You Win.

How long do I have to claim my winning Fast Play ticket purchased online?

All prizes must be claimed within one year of the date of purchase.

Other Important Information

Can I cancel my Fast Play ticket?

No. Fast Play tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded once generated.

What are the odds for Fast Play games?

The odds of winning are specific to each game. Visit IllinoisLottery.com for odds and game details.

Who is eligible to play Fast Play?

Players must be 18 years of age or older to play Fast Play. Please note that when making an online purchase of a Fast Play game, players must be within the State of Illinois. 

Is it possible to purchase Fast Play in advance like other draw games?

No. Since Fast Play results are drawn immediately, tickets cannot be purchased in advance. 

How do I find out what  prizes are available for Fast Play games?

Fast Play prizes never run out. To see what Fast Play games are currently available, each game’s odds, prize pools, and estimated jackpot amounts, visit IllinoisLottery.com, the Illinois Lottery app, or any Illinois Lottery retailer. You can also find out what prizes have been won and are still unclaimed by visiting IllinoisLottery.com.

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