A last-minute decision to purchase a Fantasy 5 ticket paid off for a Kalamazoo County man who won a $733,362 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky 62-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the June 19 drawing to win the big prize: 07-15-30-37-38. He bought his winning ticket at Bronco Liquor, located at 5034 West Kl Avenue in Kalamazoo.
“I like to play Fantasy 5 when the jackpot is large and I always play my special sets of numbers,” said the player. “I was running errands and saw the Fantasy 5 jackpot was up there, so I told myself I would purchase a ticket for the next drawing.
“After thinking about it for a while, I made the last-minute decision to stop and purchase a ticket on my way home. When I checked my ticket a few days after the drawing and realized I’d won the jackpot, I couldn’t stop shaking! Winning is such a blessing.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to share with family.
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.