Monroe County man wins $100,000 jackpot from Michigan lottery

Winning lottery ticket sold at Marathon gas station in Monroe

A Monroe County man won a $100,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. (WDIV)

MONROE, Mich. - A Monroe County man who said he has played the same numbers for years won a $100,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The man, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn Tuesday to win the prize: 16-18-19-22-30.

He bought his winning ticket at the Marathon gas station at 919 West Elm Avenue in Monroe.

"I've played the same numbers for years," he said. "Each week I buy three Easy Picks and then use birthdays of family members for two more plays.

"I was watching the drawing on Tuesday when I saw the numbers posted on the screen. I immediately recognized them, but I started second-guessing if I even bought the ticket and started to panic. When I found my ticket, I was so excited."

He visited lottery headquarters Thursday to claim his prize. He said he plans to save his winnings for a rainy day.

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