A Mason County man started out his day the best way possible when he found out he was the winner of a $353,667 Fantasy 5 jackpot over his morning cup of coffee.
The 70-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the June 13 drawing to win the big prize: 14-18-20-25-37. He bought his winning ticket at the Meijer store, located at 3900 West US 10 in Ludington.
“I play Fantasy 5 a lot, and I always check the winning numbers in the morning while I’m drinking coffee,” said the player. “When I saw I had matched all five numbers, I did a triple take and kept looking at my ticket and the winning numbers. Seeing how much I won woke me up way faster than my coffee did! It was very exciting and a great feeling.”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to help his family 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. Tickets may be purchased at a retailer or online at MichiganLottery.com until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.