A Marquette man got more than he bargained for when he made a stop for groceries and bought a jackpot-winning Fantasy 5 ticket.
Preston Maki, 46, won a $190,736 jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery’s Fantasy 5 game on Aug. 18. He matched all five winning numbers drawn that evening: 05-12-16-17-29. He bought the winning ticket at the Meijer store, located at 3630 U.S. 41 West in Marquette.
“I was finishing up my day at work when my wife sent me a text message asking me to make a stop for groceries on my way home,” said Maki. “I usually don’t play Fantasy 5 unless the jackpot is more than $200,000, but I saw it was close and decided to buy five easy picks.
“The next morning, I was in the kitchen and scanned the ticket with the Lottery’s mobile app and saw I was the jackpot winner! Winning is so unimaginable!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to share with family and then invest 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. Tickets may be purchased at a retailer or online at MichiganLottery.com until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.