The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn Tuesday to win the big prize: 16-18-19-22-30. He bought his winning ticket at the Marathon gas station, located at 919 West Elm Avenue in Monroe.
“I’ve played the same numbers for years,” said the player. “Each week I buy three Easy Picks and then use birthdays of family members for two more plays.
“I was watching the drawing on Tuesday when I saw the numbers posted on the screen. I immediately recognized them, but I started second guessing if I even bought the ticket and started to panic. When I found my ticket, I was so excited!”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters on Thursday to claim his prize. He plans to save his winnings for a rainy day.
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 $105,000.