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.
“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.