The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the April 27 drawing to win the big prize: 02-16-18-27-31. He bought his winning ticket at the East Lansing Brookfield EZ Mart, located 1831 East Grand River Avenue in East Lansing.
“I bought a few extra tickets when I saw the jackpot was so high,” said the 57-year-old player. “I watched the drawing that night and wrote the numbers down. When I checked them, I went numb!
“The reality of winning is still setting in, but I am so glad to be able to help family.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. In addition to helping family, the player plans to buy a new 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.