A Huron County woman didn’t know whether to laugh or cry after winning a $299,560 Fantasy 5 jackpot Thursday night.
Elizabeth Mastalinski, of Pigeon, matched the winning numbers drawn Thursday – 04-16-22-30-34 – to win the Fantasy 5 jackpot. She bought her winning ticket at the Village Qwik Stop, located at 29 North Caseville Road in Pigeon.
“I watch the drawing every night and write down the numbers,” said Mastalinski. “I was on the phone with my daughter when I checked the ticket and realized I was the big winner. I couldn’t believe it and started screaming.”
Her daughter didn’t believe it either, and immediately went to her mother’s house to verify she was the winner.
“We were all so surprised. We always joke about winning the Lottery, and it finally happened,” said Mastalinski.
With her winnings, Mastalinski plans to pay some bills and take her family on a vacation to various spots around Michigan.
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. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $100,000.