The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn Monday – 02-04-09-15-25 – to win the jackpot. She bought her winning ticket at The Bait Shed, located at 470 West Main Street in Benton Harbor.
“I was on my way home from work and I made a stop to buy a Lottery ticket,” said the player. “I was trying to decide between a Daily 4 and a Fantasy 5 ticket and when I got to the counter something was telling me to say ‘Fantasy 5,’ so I did.”
The player was watching a movie with her husband Monday night when she made a shocking discovery.
“While the movie was going, I decided to check the numbers on my phone,” said the player. “I instantly recognized the numbers and started screaming.”
The lucky player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim her big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay off her house, and then save the remainder.
“I’ve barley slept at all since I won. I keep checking the numbers just to make sure it’s real,” 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 $110,000.