The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn Thursday – 01-06-08-27-31 – to win the jackpot. She bought her winning ticket at the Hollywood Supermarket, located at 2670 West Maple Road in Troy.
“I’ve been sticking with Fantasy 5 lately because the odds of winning are pretty good,” said the player. “I bought my ticket on Thursday, and checked it on the Lottery app when I got settled at work on Friday morning.
“I went through the numbers one-by-one and my jaw dropped. I tucked the ticket away, and went about my day. It was tough to keep such a big secret!”
The 38-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters on Monday to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills, share with family, and take a memorable vacation.
“It’s been a rough few months for my family with my husband’s job being unpredictable. This helps get us caught up and then some,” 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 $105,000.