A Livingston County man could barely finish eating his dinner after learning he'd won a $224,720 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
"I buy Fantasy 5 tickets online pretty regularly," said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. "A lot of the time, I get emails telling me I've won a few bucks, but when I was at dinner with my wife I got an email saying I'd won, but it didn't show an amount.
"I looked at the game's jackpot, and once I saw it had reset to $100,000 I realized I could be the big winner. As soon as I confirmed I had won, I could barely finish eating!"
The 37-year-old player matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn Friday - 06-07-15-22-30 - to win the jackpot. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize.
"I still can't believe it's real. Knowing I can pay off all of my debts is such a huge relief for me and my family," the player 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. 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.
About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to vendors and retailers. In the 2017 fiscal year, the Lottery's contribution to Michigan's public schools was a record $924.1M. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $21B to support public education in Michigan. For additional information, follow the Michigan Lottery on Facebook [click.noreply.michiganlottery.com], Instagram [click.noreply.michiganlottery.com], Twitter [click.noreply.michiganlottery.com] and online at www.michiganlottery.com [click.noreply.michiganlottery.com].
Source: Press Release