The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 number drawn on Dec. 30 – 01-06-21-22-23 – to win the big prize. She bought her winning ticket at the Country Corner Market, located at 7007 North Clio Road in Mount Morris.
“It was a great early gift, and a great way to start the New Year,” said the player. “I’ve played every Tuesday and Friday for as long as I can remember and to finally win is really something.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim her prize. She plans to save her winnings for a rainy day.
“I’m feeling lucky. I’ll be back later this year to claim the Powerball jackpot,” the player said with a smile as she left the Lottery office.
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 $241,000.