Lucky Westland Man Wins $208,225 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery, His Second Big Win in 18 Months

Luck struck again for a Westland man who won a $208,225 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. It was the lucky player’s second Fantasy 5 jackpot win in 18 months after winning a $125,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, was one of two players who matched the numbers drawn on Tuesday – 05-12-16-27-37 – to split a $416,450. He bought his winning ticket at the Westland Food Store, located at 1690 South Venoy road in Westland.

“When I won the first Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016, I didn’t think I could get any luckier,” said the player. “After I won that jackpot, I started playing a few new sets of numbers and I hadn’t really won much, but I stuck it out and I sure am glad I did.”

Winning a Fantasy 5 jackpot for a second time left the player stunned and led to a couple of sleepless nights.

“I really couldn’t believe I won again,” said the player. “I haven’t slept much at all because I keep thinking about how blessed I am to have won again.”

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim his big prize. With his winnings he plans to Buy a new home, take a trip, and then save the remainder.

“It’s nice to have this extra cushion and to know that I can move my retirement plans up by a few years,” said the player.

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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Oakland County Woman Wins $100,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s $100 Grand Cashword Instant Game

A tired Oakland County woman thought she was seeing things when she revealed 10 words on her $100 Grand Cashword instant game ticket to win $100,000.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Kroger store, located at 6625 Dixie Highway in Clarkston.

“I was exhausted when I scratched the ticket off, so I was thinking that I had messed something up,” said the player. “I asked my boyfriend to pull into a party store so I could scan the ticket. The clerk scanned it and told me to sign it right away and call the number on the back in the morning.

“I ran back to the car to tell my boyfriend that I had won $100,000. Needless to say, we barely slept at all last night.”

The 31-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim her big prize. With her winnings she plans to pay bills, buy a new vehicle and then save the remainder.

“It feels amazing to win. It makes me feel special, like this happened to me for a reason,” the player said.

Players have won more than $17 million playing $100 Grand Cashword, which launched in March 2016. Each $3 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 up to $100,000. More than $10 million in prizes remain, including four $100,000 top prizes and 82 $1,000 prizes.

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

In 2016, Lottery players won nearly $817 million playing instant games.

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Berrien County Woman Wins $300,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Double Bonus Cashword Instant Game

A Berrien County woman plans to give her husband the surprise of his life after winning $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Double Bonus Cashword game.

“I stopped Monday morning and bought a few tickets while I was out running errands,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “All of the tickets I bought were small winners, so I stopped again at the Midtown Liquor Store in Bridgman to cash the tickets in and that’s where I got the lucky Cashword ticket.

“I scratched the ticket off when I got home and even after revealing six words, I didn’t realize it was a $300,000 winner. When I looked at the prize legend, I was flabbergasted.”

The 61-year-old player remained tight-lipped about her big win, not even sharing the news with her husband.

“My husband works very hard and every day he asks me: ‘Do I have to go to work today?’” said the player. “I’m going to surprise him when he gets home today and tell him he’ll be able to retire sooner now that I’ve won this big prize.”

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim her big prize. In addition to helping her husband retire earlier than planned, she also plans to buy a new vehicle.

“I’ve been playing the Lottery since it started and I always felt like I was going to win. It just took me a long time to do it,” the player said.

Players have won more than $20 million playing Double Bonus Cashword, which launched in October 2016. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $6 million in prizes remain, including four $1,000 prizes, and 12 $2,000 prizes.

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

In 2016, Lottery players won nearly $817 million playing instant games.

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Grand Rapids Man Wins $300,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Hold ‘Em Poker Instant Game

Winning a $300,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Hold ‘Em Poker instant game made a Grand Rapids man “really happy.”

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at the Fast Lane Party Store, located at 1720 Buchanan Avenue Northeast in Grand Rapids.

The 36-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters with his family on Friday to collect the big prize. With his winnings, the player plans to buy a new home for his family.

Players have won more than $16.3 million playing Hold ‘Em Poker, which launched in September 2016. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $5 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top prize and 30 $1,000 prizes.

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

In 2016, Lottery players won nearly $817 million playing instant games.

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$100,000 Powerball Ticket Expires; Prize Goes to State School Aid Fund

A $100,000 winning Powerball ticket expired today and the prize went to the state School Aid Fund.

The ticket, which expired at 4:45 p.m., was purchased at the BP gas station, located at 15500 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn.

Powerball tickets are valid for one year from the date of the drawing.

It was the second major Michigan Lottery draw game prize to go unclaimed this year. In May, a $105,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot went unclaimed.

The record for an unclaimed Lottery prize in Michigan is $34 million. It was set in 1998, when a winning Michigan Lotto game ticket, purchased at the Meijer located at 1350 West Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing, went unclaimed.

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