A Wayne County man has family to thank after winning a $335,956 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the May 23 drawing to win the big prize: 02-07-09-20-24. He bought his winning ticket at Canton One Stop, located at 7230 North Sheldon Road in Canton.
“I have been playing Fantasy 5 for years, and always play family member’s birthdates and ages,” said the 59-year-old winner. “When I checked the numbers the morning after the drawing, I knew right away I had won!
“I called a work buddy and asked him to look the numbers over just to confirm I was seeing them correctly. I really couldn’t believe my eyes when they were telling me I had won a life-changing jackpot!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and then save the remainder.
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.