A Fenton man hopes winning a $585,204 Fantasy 5 jackpot is the start of a lucky streak.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Oct. 5 to win the big prize: 10-11-12-13-23. He bought his winning ticket at Locke's Party Store, located at 1228 North Leroy Street in Fenton.
"Last fall, I won $5,000 playing Lucky For Life, $2,500 playing Lotto 47, and $1,000 on an instant game all in a few weeks," said the 70-year-old player. "I'm hoping this is the beginning of another streak like that and the prizes keep getting bigger!
"When I first saw the numbers that were drawn, I figured the jackpot was going to roll again because the numbers were all pretty close together. When I looked at my ticket later, I knew right away I'd won."
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. He plans to share some of his prize with his family and then save the remainder.
"I'd say I have some new lucky numbers. I'll never forget 585204," 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. 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.