Happy Birthday, Hubs: Washtenaw County Woman Wins $288,903 Fantasy 5 Jackpot on Husband’s Birthday

Kristin and Scott Murawski

Kristin and Scott Murawski

A Washtenaw County woman gave her husband a birthday he’ll never forget when she won a $288,903 Fantasy 5 jackpot on his birthday!

Kristin Murawski, 46, matched the winning Fantasy 5 numbers on July 21 – 21-23-25-34-38 – to win the big prize. She bought her winning ticket at the Red Party Store, located at 14136 Oakville Waltz Road in Willis. Willis is about 25 miles south of Ann Arbor.

“I like to play Fantasy 5 when the jackpot gets over $150,000,” said Murawski. “We made a quick stop at Red’s, and I saw the jackpot was way past $150,000, so I grabbed a ticket.

“It was my husband, Scott’s, birthday, so we stopped at our neighbor’s house on the way home to celebrate. While we were there, my brother-in-law texted my husband the winning numbers. As I was looking at them, I kept yelling: ‘I think we hit! I think we hit!’ My husband looked at the ticket and his jaw dropped!

“Winning this jackpot is life-changing and makes our lives easier. It means an earlier retirement for my husband and less worry about how we’ll make ends meet once we are both retired.”

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay student loans and then invest 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.

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