First time is the charm for Fantasy 5 winner!

Fantasy 5You’ve heard the old saying, “the third time is the charm” well the first time was the charm for a lucky Fantasy 5 winner. His very first time playing Fantasy 5 the player, who chooses to remain anonymous, won the jackpot of $134,727. This was the largest jackpot won so far in April 2012.

The player didn’t realize that he had won until he had his ticket scanned at the same retailer where he purchased it. He’ll use his winnings to help his son finance a home.

The winning ticket was sold at Kroger #611 located at 3843 15 Mile Rd. in Sterling Heights.

Over 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2011, the contribution to schools was over $727.3 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed over $16 billion to education in Michigan.

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Agency:  Michigan Lottery Public Relations

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