The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won a $320,195 Fantasy 5 jackpot after matching the number drawn on July 10: 07-08-17-19-33. The winning ticket was bought at the Town and Country Party Store, located at 4301 Kalamazoo Avenue Southeast in Grand Rapids.
“I always play the same numbers on my Fantasy 5 ticket, but I didn’t have a chance to get to the store that day, so I asked a family member to grab me a ticket,” said the big winner. “They got me one Easy Pick ticket for the July 10 drawing.”
“The next day when I bought my Fantasy 5 ticket I asked the clerk for a printout of the winning numbers from July 10,” said the player. “When I saw I matched all five I stood in the gas station in shock.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters earlier this week to claim his big prize. With his winnings, the player plans to help his family and set up a college fund for a newly born grandchild.
“I always knew I would come to Lansing for a big winner. I’ve worked two jobs day and night for years, and this came at a great time,” the player said.
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 $186,000.