Wayne County Man Wins $52,500 Fantasy Jackpot

Michael Roberts (right) poses for a photo with his roommate after collecting his Fantasy 5 jackpot prize.

Michael Roberts (right) poses for a photo with his roommate after collecting his Fantasy 5 jackpot prize.

A young Michigan Lottery player plans to become debt free after winning a $52,500 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

Michael Roberts, of New Boston, 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 Huron Market, located at 26012 Waltz in New Boston.

The 24-year-old student is working towards earning a bachelor degree in web development, and plans to pay off his student loans and car with his big prize.

Michael Roberts' winning ticket.

Michael Roberts’ winning ticket.

Roberts’ ticket was one of two winning tickets bought for Saturday’s Fantasy 5 drawing. The other winning ticket was bought at the Sunoco gas station, located at 95 Grand Ledge Highway M-43 in Sunfield. Each player will receive $52,500.

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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