Luckiest Man in Wayne County: Player Wins Third Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

A Wayne County man is feeling extra lucky after winning his third Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. His jackpot winnings total more than $780,000.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn on Thursday – 04-17-18-24-39 – to win the $178,078 jackpot. He bought his winning ticket at Empire Foods, located at 10270 Allen Road in Allen Park.

“I’m not the type of guy to get real worked up over anything,” said the player. “When I realized I had won the jackpot again, my first question was: ‘Am I the only winner?’

“After I went up to the store and found out I was the only winner, I felt pretty happy.”

On Nov. 25, 2009, the player won a $499,907 jackpot. On March 7 the lucky player won a $105,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot.

“I was pretty excited with the first one, but I try not to get too worked up. “’ll stash this money away and let it help me with my bills and retirement.” said the player, who visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim his jackpot.

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 $163,000.

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