A Genesee County man said winning half of a $626,394 Fantasy 5 jackpot – $313,197 – from the Michigan Lottery is “life-changing.”
The 73-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the winning Fantasy 5 numbers on Oct. 6 – 04-07-13-28-33 – to win half of the $626,394 jackpot. He bought his winning ticket at Pineview Shell, located at 5520 North Genesee Road in Flint.
“I checked my Fantasy 5 ticket after the drawing and thought to myself: ‘Wow! There is no way I really matched all the numbers,’” said the player. “I called for my wife, and she came and looked the ticket over. After checking it over several times, it finally sunk in that we really won. Winning this prize is life-changing for us!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings he plans to pay bills 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.