Kent County Woman Wins $866,890 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

Playing the same set of numbers for years paid off for a Kent County woman who won an $866,890 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the May 10 drawing to win the big prize: 03-07-17-36-38. She bought her winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located 3605 Burlingame Avenue Southwest in Wyoming.

“My husband and I like to play the Fantasy 5 game and always play the same sets of numbers,” said the 47-year-old player. “The day after the drawing, he checked the numbers and recognized them right away. He called me and was acting very strange. When I asked what was wrong, he said: ‘I think we won some money.’

“Winning such a large Lottery prize is overwhelming and unreal. I feel like I have been losing my mind the past few days because I still can’t believe it’s real,” the player said.

The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim her big prize. With her winnings, she plans to fix up her home, pay bills, and go on a vacation.

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.

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