A weekly routine turned into a big payday for a Macomb County man who won a $167,407 Fantasy 5 jackpot.
“I have been buying a seven-draw Fantasy 5 ticket at the same store every Monday for 30 years,” said the lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous. “When I checked the numbers the morning after the drawing and saw they matched the numbers on my ticket, I was elated.”
The 58-year-old player bought his winning ticket at Campbell’s Party Store, located at 3321 North Campbell Road in Royal Oak. He matched match the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on May 4 – 01-11-19-24-36 – to win the jackpot.
“I had some unexpected expenses over the past few years, so this will really help rebuild my savings,” said the player. “It’s a really nice chunk of change!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters today to claim the big prize. With his winnings, the player plans to complete some home renovations 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. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $100,000.