The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn Feb. 10 to win the big prize: 06-08-18-21-38. She bought her winning ticket at the Rivera Party Store, located at 5153 East 7 Mile Road in Detroit.
“I checked my ticket the morning after the drawing,” said the 57-year-old player. “I saw two numbers, then three, then four, and when I saw the fifth one matched I was shocked.
“I’m easy to please. I get a thrill out of matching two numbers, so when I hit the jackpot it was an incredible feeling. It feels so great to win. I thank God for all of it.”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay off her home, pay some bills, donate to her church and then save the remainder.
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 $124,000.