A Davison man searched high a low for his Fantasy 5 ticket before learning he had won a $192,901 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
Greg Escue, 66, was one of two winners who matched the winning numbers on July 9: 19-24-29-33-34. Each winner will receive $192,901. Escue bought his winning ticket at the Kroger gas station, located at 524 North State Street in Davison. Davison is about 10 miles east of Flint.
“I was scrolling through the nightly results and saw that the Fantasy 5 jackpot had been hit,” said Escue. “I got out of bed to get my tickets and they were nowhere to be found. I finally went out to my car, and there they were.
“Once I got back inside, I went through the tickets one-by-one, line-by-line. As soon as I saw five matching numbers, I had the craziest feeling. I was so excited, I thought I was having a heart attack!”
Escue recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to take a vacation and then save the remainder.
“I always try to be positive and optimistic. I’m always telling people: ‘When you buy a ticket, you go from no chance to as good a chance as anyone to win,’” Escue said.
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.