“Honestly, I’ve had some personal issues and 2017 has probably been the most difficult year of my life, but it sure looks like it’s ending on a great note,” said the 71-year-old player who chose to remain anonymous.
The lucky player matched the numbers drawn Oct. 10 to win the big prize: 10-14-26-27-35. He bought his winning ticket at Buscemi’s, located at 42990 Garfield Road in Clinton Township.
“When I saw the winning numbers, they looked pretty familiar to me so I thought I’d won $100,” said the lucky player. “I checked my ticket later that night and realized I had matched all five to win the jackpot!
“The next morning I looked online again just to make sure I was seeing everything right and I couldn’t believe it.”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters Friday to claim his big prize. With his winnings he plans to pay off his house, share some with family members, and take a trip.
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 $198,000.