Upper Peninsula Man Wins $100,000 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

An Upper Peninsula man is going to buy his wife whatever she wants after winning a $100,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, of Gladstone which is in Delta County, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn May 23 – 06-07-21-24-39 – to win the jackpot. He bought his winning ticket at the Oak Bluff Grocery store, located at 2821 10th Avenue in Gladstone.

“I buy five Easy Pick Fantasy 5 tickets every day and then check them after I have a bunch piled up,” said the 69-year-old player. “When I stopped at the Oak Bluff Grocery store recently, the clerk told me a player had won with a ticket bought there. I went out to my car and grabbed my stack of tickets to check them.

“I scanned about 30 of them, and then the last one wouldn’t scan. I gave the clerk my ticket and she said: ‘That’s the one!’”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Friday to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a new lawn mower and whatever his wife wants.

Winning a Fantasy 5 jackpot won’t change the player’s daily routine.

“I’m not going to stop playing, especially now that I’m playing with house money,” the player said.

Each Fantasy 5 play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, EZmatch may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from one to 39. Players who match all five Fantasy 5 numbers drawn win a jackpot that starts at $100,000. Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $100,000.

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St. Clair County Woman Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Super Bonus Cashword Instant Game

It took two days for a St. Clair County woman to realize she’d won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Super Bonus Cashword instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 2611 Ravenswood Road in Port Huron.

“When I scratched the ticket off, I thought I had won $500,” said the player. “I went back to the Speedway to get paid and they told me they weren’t able to cash it. I took the ticket back home and found two more words, which would have been $5,000.

“The next day after I got home from work, I decided to go over the ticket one more time. That’s when I found the word ‘raid.’ I thought: ‘This can’t be real!’ So, I called the Lottery and when the woman on the phone confirmed I’d won $1 million, I started shaking so much I dropped the phone.”

The 60-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim her prize. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000, rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With her winnings, she plans to pay off her debts, travel, and then save the remainder.

“Winning is amazing. Instead of watching my pennies, now I’m counting my dollars,” the player said.

Players have won more than $39 million Super Bonus Cashword, which launched in March 2017. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $1 million. More than $53 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million top prizes, 47 $5,000 prizes, and 469 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

In 2017, Lottery players won more than $960 million playing instant games.

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Kent County Man Wins $279,663 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

A Kent County man turned the last $3 in his wallet into $279,663 by winning a Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn June 11 – 07-08-12-17-28 – to win the jackpot. He bought his winning ticket at the Meijer gas station, located at 550 Baldwin Street in Jenison.

“Whenever I stop for gas, I will use whatever cash I have left to buy a few tickets,” said the 69-year-old player. “When I bought my gas that day I had $3, so I ended up with three Fantasy 5 Easy Picks.

“I checked my tickets online a couple of days later and I couldn’t believe I’d won. I called for my wife to come look at the computer with me and she was just as stunned. We both kept saying: ‘We never win anything!’”

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy his wife a new vehicle, pay his bills, and then save the remainder.

“It’s exciting to win. Suddenly, we have all of this money and it changes your outlook on things. We’re both retired, so it’s nice to pay off our debts and have a clean slate,” the player said.

Each Fantasy 5 play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, EZmatch may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from one to 39. Players who match all five Fantasy 5 numbers drawn win a jackpot that starts at $100,000. Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $153,000.

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Washtenaw County Man Wins $133,222 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

A Washtenaw County man is making plans to come back to Lansing to claim more Michigan Lottery prizes after winning a $133,222 Fantasy 5 jackpot.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn Saturday – 09-25-27-28-37 – to win the jackpot. He bought his winning ticket at the Lodi Food Market, located at 6135 Ann Arbor Saline Road in Saline.

“I stop each day and buy a few Fantasy 5 tickets,” said the 68-year-old player. “That night I watched the drawing and wrote all the numbers down. When I checked my ticket I thought: ‘Regularly playing finally paid off!’

“Now that I’ve won, I feel like I might be able to do it a couple more times. Hopefully, I’ll be back here collecting another big prize next week!”

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters on Monday to claim the jackpot. With his winnings, he plans to pay off his home.

Each Fantasy 5 play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, EZmatch may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from one to 39. Players who match all five Fantasy 5 numbers drawn win a jackpot that starts at $100,000. Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $119,000.

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Macomb County Woman Wins $150,000 Powerball Prize

A Macomb County woman says winning a $150,000 Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery was “very shocking.”

Bathsheba Johnson, of St. Clair Shores, matched the four white balls and the Powerball – 06-10-15-25-36 PB: 14 – in the June 9 drawing. That usually is a $50,000 prize, but she selected the Powerplay option that multiplied the prize by three, yielding a $150,000 prize. She bought her winning ticket at the Greenfield Sunoco gas station, located at 5074 Greenfield Road in Dearborn.

“I stopped in the Sunoco to check my ticket on Monday morning and I thought the bar code on my ticket was messed up,” said 58-year-old Johnson. “I handed it to the clerk so he could check it and he told me I had a big winner. He gave me a winning number print out and when I saw what I’d matched I was in shock.

“At first, I thought I’d won $50,000. When I realized I had the Powerplay and I’d won $150,000 I said: ‘Whoa, wait a minute here!’ and had to sit down.”

Johnson visited Lottery headquarters on Friday to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and then save the remainder.

Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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