The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn May 3 – 01-03-08-17-29 – to win the jackpot. She bought her winning ticket at the Dollar Store of Kelly, located at 22407 Kelly Road in Eastpointe.
“I stopped at the Dollar Store to buy my Daily 3 tickets,” said the 66-year-old player. “When I saw how high the Fantasy 5 jackpot was, I decided to buy a couple of those tickets, too.
“I checked my Daily 3 tickets online after the drawing that night, and I was disappointed I didn’t win. When I saw the Fantasy 5 numbers, I recognized them immediately and I let out a scream that woke up my whole family. They all came running to check on me and once I told them I was fine, they were all ecstatic for me that I had won!”
The lucky player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. She still is thinking about how to spend her winnings.
“I’ve been playing ever since the Lottery started. I’ve done OK playing, but this is incredible,” 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 $100,000.