A Wayne County man broke out in a sweat and thought he was having a heart attack after winning a $350,859 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn on Friday – 03-06-17-32-37 – to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Sunoco gas station, located at 20682 Harper Avenue in Harper Woods.
“I stopped at the Sunoco and decided to buy a Fantasy 5 ticket with the three singles I had in my pocket,” said the player. “I checked the numbers late Friday night, and when I saw I matched two I really keyed in on the ticket.
“When I saw all five matched, I almost had a heart attack. I was sweating, I couldn’t believe it!”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a house, pay off bills, help some family members, and then save the remainder.
“I’m a normal guy. I go to work every day. I can’t believe this would happen to me,” the 35-year-old 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 $110,000.