Barry County Man Wins $52,500 Fantasy Jackpot

Robert Tait smiles after collecting his Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

Robert Tait smiles after collecting his Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

A Barry County man was going about his normal Sunday morning routine when he learned he had won a $52,500 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

Robert Tait, of Woodland, matched the five numbers drawn in Saturday’s Fantasy 5 drawing – 01-09-12-24-27 – to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Sunoco gas station, located at 95 Grand Ledge Highway M-43 in Sunfield.

Tait, 65, learned he was the big winner during his regular Sunday morning trip to the store to buy a paper. When he scanned his winning ticket, he was prompted to see the store’s clerk. The clerk then told him he had a big winner and he needed to contact the Lottery.

Tait’s ticket was one of two winning tickets bought for Saturday’s Fantasy 5 drawing. The other winning ticket was bought at the Huron Market, located at 26012 Waltz in New Boston. Each player will receive $52,500.

Robert Tait's winning ticket.

Robert Tait’s winning ticket.

With his winnings, Tait plans to pay some bills and donate the remainder to the Michigan State University Athletic department.

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 that starts 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.

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