A Monroe County man knew he was a Fantasy 5 jackpot winner as soon as he saw the numbers online.
John Sancrant, 71, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the June 26 drawing to win the big prize: 02-07-22-26-30. He bought his winning ticket at Frenchtown Cheers, located at 1837 N. Monroe Street in Monroe.
“I play Fantasy 5 regularly and always pick my numbers based on birth dates,” said Sancrant. “I had just finished dinner and looked at the numbers. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had won. I didn’t even have to get the ticket to double check!
“I have had pretty good luck playing lottery. This is the fourth big prize I have won and they keep getting a little bigger each time. I’m hoping to be back here soon for millions!”
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.