A Wayne County man gave his wife the scare of her life when he was left speechless after winning a $166,751 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the big prize by matching the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Sunday: 05-07-09-17-31. He bought his winning ticket at Jerry’s Party Store, located at 28940 Warren Road in Westland.
“I checked my numbers in the paper first thing this morning and couldn’t believe I had matched all five,” said the player. “My wife wasn’t home when I found out I won, so I called her to tell her.
“I was stuttering really bad and could barely speak. She kept asking if I was alright. She thought I was having a stroke.”
After the player assured his wife that he was fine, he told her they would need to drive to Lansing to claim his prize.
The retired firefighter and his wife visited Lottery headquarters today to claim his prize. He plans to share his windfall with his family and take his wife on a vacation.
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.