Nassar Mansour, of Centerline, was one of two lucky players to match the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on March 29 – 08-21-27-36-39 – to win half of the $200,468 jackpot. He bought his winning ticket at the BP gas station, located at 24524 John R Road in Hazel Park.
“I saw the jackpot was over $200,000, so I decided to buy a Fantasy 5 ticket,” said Mansour. “I checked my ticket early the next morning and saw all five of my numbers.
“All I could do was think: ‘There’s no way this is real!’ I called for my dad to come double check my ticket and when I saw the look on his face, I knew I’d won.”
“Winning is incredible. It’s going to help me and my family live a little bit better,” Mansour said.
The other winning ticket was bought at the Marathon gas station, located at 9807 Cherry Valley Avenue Southeast in Caledonia.
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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $110,000 in the nightly Double Play drawing. 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.