The bank accounts of two lucky Michigan Lottery players are getting a big boost after they split a $350,456 Fantasy 5 jackpot.
Gerard Butler, of Midland, bought his winning ticket at the Shell gas station, located at 2029 South Saginaw Road in Midland. With his winnings, Butler plans to help out family members and then save the remainder.
Janis Young, of Corunna, bought her winning ticket at the McNeil Street Market, located at 444 East McNeil Street in Corunna. With her winnings, Young plans to buy a motor home and do some traveling.
Each player matched the numbers drawn Thursday night – 02-07-12-13-23 – to win half of the jackpot. Both players received $175,228.
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.