An Oakland County man is still feeling an adrenaline rush six months after winning a $370,036 Fantasy 5 jackpot.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn Dec. 16, 2017 – 08-22-23-33-37 – to win the jackpot. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I logged in the day after the drawing and saw a pop-up that I’d won and thought: ‘What in the world?’” said the 70-year-old player. “Ever since, I haven’t been able to calm down.”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize.
“I haven’t been able to drive or get out of the house for the last several months, so I got here as soon as I could,” the player said. “I’m going to buy a new home and save what’s left.”
Winning such a large Lottery prize still seems surreal according to the player.
“It’s unbelievable. It won’t hit me until I see my bank account balance updated after I deposit the check,” 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.