Luck struck again for a Westland man who won a $208,225 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. It was the lucky player’s second Fantasy 5 jackpot win in 18 months after winning a $125,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, was one of two players who matched the numbers drawn on Tuesday – 05-12-16-27-37 – to split a $416,450. He bought his winning ticket at the Westland Food Store, located at 1690 South Venoy road in Westland.
“When I won the first Fantasy 5 jackpot in January 2016, I didn’t think I could get any luckier,” said the player. “After I won that jackpot, I started playing a few new sets of numbers and I hadn’t really won much, but I stuck it out and I sure am glad I did.”
Winning a Fantasy 5 jackpot for a second time left the player stunned and led to a couple of sleepless nights.
“I really couldn’t believe I won again,” said the player. “I haven’t slept much at all because I keep thinking about how blessed I am to have won again.”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim his big prize. With his winnings he plans to Buy a new home, take a trip, and then save the remainder.
“It’s nice to have this extra cushion and to know that I can move my retirement plans up by a few years,” said the player.
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.