Patience paid off for a lucky Marquette County woman who won $492,789 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Fantasy 5 game.
After several years of regularly playing Fantasy 5, the woman, saw all five of her hand-picked numbers drawn on Thursday: 01-04-08-19-24. The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her lucky ticket at Harvey Mini Mart located at 1630 U.S. 41 West in Ishpeming.
The winner plans to save most of her windfall after making a few modest purchases.
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 guaranteed to start at $100,000. Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m.