A Kent County man’s special set of numbers paid off in a big way when he won a $337,757 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky 64-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the Oct. 31 drawing to win the big prize: 02-07-19-20-25. He bought his winning ticket at Coit Libation Station, located at 3700 Coit Avenue Northeast in Grand Rapids.
“I play Fantasy 5 regularly and I always play my special sets of numbers made up of birthdates,” said the player. “I checked the winning numbers on the Michigan Lottery website after the drawing and recognized them right away. I had my wife look the ticket over to make sure I was reading it correctly and then immediately locked the ticket in our safe. It still hasn’t sunk in that I really won!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills, complete home renovations, and donate.
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.