BRIGHTON, Mich. – A Brighton man who has been playing the same numbers for years won a $326,974 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
David Fisher, 53, matched the numbers drawn Sunday -- 05-13-22-30-36 -- to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at Jonna’s Country Corner, located at 1455 North Michigan Avenue.
"Fantasy 5 is my game, and I’ve been playing the same numbers for years," Fisher said. "On Sunday night, I went on a Lottery tour and bought tickets at stores all over, trying to win the jackpot.
"When I checked my numbers Monday morning, I was in shock. I asked my sister, Donna, to check my ticket, too, and then we both just started screaming, 'Oh my God!'"
Fisher said he couldn’t wait to share his good fortune. He immediately went to his brother’s house to share the good news and got out his checkbook.
"I wanted to help my family, so I wrote each of my nephews and my brother a check for $1,000," Fisher said. "After I got home, I hid the ticket in the bottom of my sock drawer to keep it safe."
Fisher visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim his big prize.
"I’ve always told people that when I win a jackpot, I'd spend half at the casino and waste the other half," Fisher said. "Really though, I'm going to buy a 2017 Corvette and put the rest away for retirement."