An unexpected trip to 7-Eleven for Slurpees led to a sweet $154,773 Fantasy 5 jackpot for a Saginaw County couple.
The players, who chose to remain anonymous, were enjoying time with family when their grandchildren asked if they could go get a Slurpee. The couple and their grandchildren piled into their vehicle and went to the 7-Eleven, located at 3136 Shattuck Road in Saginaw. At the 7-Eleven, the couple also bought a Fantasy 5 ticket. That ticket matched the numbers drawn on June 11: 06-12-15-21-29.
The couple watched for the winning Fantasy 5 numbers to be displayed that evening on TV, and after seeing the numbers, they couldn’t believe their eyes. They checked the ticket repeatedly to make sure they were reading the numbers correctly. After they were certain they were jackpot winners, they put their winning ticket in a Bible for safekeeping.
With their winnings, the couple plans to pay off debt, make a donation to a local charity, and put the remainder into their savings.
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 $118,000.