The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the June 2 drawing to win the big prize: 02-11-26-27-39. He bought his winning ticket at the Speedy Q Market, located at 208 South Main Street in Almont.
“Me and my family like to play the draw games together,” said the 75-year-old player. “I purchase the tickets for us and check them after the drawings. I checked the Fantasy 5 ticket using the ticket scanner in the Lottery app the morning after the drawing and didn’t believe it when I saw the amount. I checked the winning numbers to make sure it was real, and sure enough, we’d matched all five.
“My wife was in the other room, so I yelled: ‘I think we just won the Lottery!’ She didn’t believe me until she came and looked the ticket over herself.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize. He plans to share his winnings with his family.
“This prize is going to make our lives a lot easier,” the player said.
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.