A Kent County man’s first call after winning a $94,956 Fantasy 5 prize was to his ex-wife.
James Bruno, of Ada, matched the matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Jan. 31 to win the big prize 03-09-14-21-22. He bought his winning ticket at East Paris Discount Liquor, located at 2871 East Paris Southeast in Kentwood.
Bruno was one of four jackpot winners from the Jan. 31 Fantasy 5 drawing. The Jan. 31 Fantasy 5 jackpot totaled $379,824.
“I called the winning number hotline to get the numbers,” said Bruno. “I checked my ticket right away, and when I saw it was a winner my first call was to my ex-wife, who is still a close friend. Then I called my sons and told them the good news!”
The 74-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to visit his son in Alaska.
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 $193,000.