A stop on a whim to see an old friend led a Wayne County man to win a $404,103 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Sept. 28 – 06-09-13-26-36 – to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at Amouri’s Grand Foods, located at 7225 East Jefferson in Detroit.
“I knew the owner of that store years ago, and I happened to be driving by so I stopped to see if he was still the owner,” said the player. “I didn’t see him in the store, but since I was there I decided to buy a few Lottery tickets.
“Even though I didn’t see my buddy, I’m really glad I stopped and bought that Fantasy 5 ticket! You can never tell when good fortune is with you.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters on Wednesday to claim his prize. He still is deciding how he will spend his 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 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 $105,000.