Kent County Man Wins $199,407 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

Yandiel Cruz-Chavez holding $199,407 checkA Kent County man carried around his winning ticket for a week before realizing he had won a $199,407 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

Yandiel Cruz-Chavez, of Wyoming, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the May 30 drawing to win the big prize: 08-20-29-33-39. He bought his winning ticket at Big Top Market, located at 3630 Clyde Park Avenue Southwest in Wyoming.

“I bought a Fantasy 5 ticket and forgot I had it in my wallet until a week after the drawing,” said Cruz-Chavez. “I checked the ticket at the store and got a message to file a claim, so I looked up the winning numbers online. When I realized I’d won the jackpot, I was in disbelief at first. Once it sunk in that I had really won, I was overcome with excitement and called everyone in my family to tell them the good news!”

Cruz-Chavez, 33, visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to complete some home improvements and then save the remainder.

“This prize came at the perfect time and is a huge blessing to me and my family,” said Cruz-Chavez.

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 until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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