The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Monday – 03-17-21-27-34 – to win the big prize. The player bought his winning ticket at Beverage 1, located at 19322 Grand River Avenue in Detroit.
“I must have checked my ticket 30 to 40 times to make sure it was a winner,” said the player. “I just couldn’t believe it.
“I didn’t let the ticket out of my hands after I found out it was a winner. I even slept with it under my pillow.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim the big prize. With his winnings he plans to buy a new home and then save the remainder.
“I was laid off a few years ago and I lost my house. I’ve been working to get back on my feet and this will really help me,” 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 $100,000.