“I had been having pretty good luck with Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5,” said Peter Camaiani. “I was talking to my mom before I bought the winning Fantasy 5 ticket, and I told her: ‘I think this will be the one I hit the jackpot on.’”
Camaiani, 47, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the May21 drawing to win the big prize: 01-04-18-28-32. He bought his winning ticket at Kenny’s Wine Shop, located at 300094 Dequindre Road in Warren.
“The store owner is a friend of mine, and the morning after the drawing he called me and told me he’d sold the jackpot winner,” said Camaiani. “I went about my business for a bit and then made my way to the store to check my ticket. When he told me I had the winner, I almost dropped to the floor.
“Everyone in the store was so excited for me. It was an amazing experience.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off his home.
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.