A Brighton man screamed “Oh my God” over and over after winning a $326,974 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
David Fisher, 53, matched the numbers drawn on Sunday – 05-13-22-30-36 – to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at Jonna’s Country Corner, located at 1455 North Michigan Avenue.
“Fantasy 5 is my game and I’ve been playing the same numbers for years,” said Fisher. “On Sunday night I went on a Lottery tour and bought tickets at stores all over trying to win the jackpot.
“When I checked my numbers Monday morning, I was in shock. I asked my sister, Donna, to check my ticket too, and then we both just started screaming ‘Oh my God!’”
Fisher couldn’t wait to share his good fortune. He immediately went to his brother’s house to share the good news and got out his checkbook.
“I wanted to help my family, so I wrote each of my nephews and my brother a check for $1,000,” said Fisher. “After I got home, I hid the ticket in the bottom of my sock drawer to keep it safe.”
Fisher visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim his big prize.
“I’ve always told people that when I win a jackpot I’d spend half at the casino and waste the other half,” joked Fisher. “Really though, I’m going to buy a 2017 Corvette and put the rest away for retirement.”
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 $110,000.