The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn on February 21 – 02-08-17-19-32 – to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Little Brown Jug, located at 26631 Gratiot Avenue in Roseville.
“I keep my tickets in my wallet and check them after I get a bunch saved up,” said the player. “I was on break from my job when I checked my tickets and saw the message ‘file a ticket receipt form’ and that’s when I knew I had the jackpot winner.
“I was shaking so bad, it was hard to go back to work. I checked my pocket so many times to make sure the ticket was still in there.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim his prize. With his winnings he plans to set up college funds for his children, pay bills, and take a vacation.
“Winning is a very good feeling! Thank you Fantasy 5,” 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 $126,000.