Saginaw County Man Wins $100,000 Fantasy 5 Jackpot

Robert Bierman and his wife, Debbie, smile after collecting a $100,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot.

Robert Bierman and his wife, Debbie, smile after collecting a $100,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot.

Winning a $100,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery led to tears of joy for a Saginaw County man and his wife.

Robert Bierman, of Bridgeport, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn Friday – 03-09-13-19-29 – to win a $100,000 jackpot. He bought the winning ticket at the Mobil gas station, located at 6367 Dixie Highway in Bridgeport.

“I’ve been buying Fantasy 5 tickets and playing birthdays for my lucky numbers for about 15 years,” said Bierman. “When I called the winning number hotline, I thought I had matched four numbers so I ran to the truck to get my ticket.

Bierman's winning ticket.

Bierman’s winning ticket.

“I called the winning number hotline again, and listened closely as all five numbers were announced. When my wife and I heard the fifth number, we started screaming and crying tears of joy!”

The 58-year-old Bierman visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim the big prize. With his winnings he plans to pay some bills, buy a camper, and then save the remainder for retirement.

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 $117,000.

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