The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the big prize with a ticket she bought at the Kroger gas station, located at 2910 Center Avenue in Essexville. Her ticket matched the winning numbers drawn Thursday night: 01-12-33-34-36.
The player learned she was a jackpot winner Friday afternoon when she checked her ticket at another store. After the shock of winning wore off, the player drove directly to Lottery headquarters in Lansing to claim her prize.
The player plans to pay off her mortgage with her big winnings.
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 $117,000.