Tuscola County woman wins Fantasy 5 Jackpot from Michigan Lottery
A Tuscola County resident has won more than $400,000 playing the Michigan Lottery.
The 63-year-old woman, who chose to stay anonymous, matched her winning numbers in the Fantasy 5 in the April 30 drawing to win the big prize of $417,233.
"I logged in to my Lottery account to see if maybe I'd at least won a few dollars," the woman told the Michigan Lottery. "When the pop-up came up showing my $417,233 Fantasy 5 prize, I started screaming. My husband ran upstairs because he thought something was wrong. When I showed him how much I'd won, he was in disbelief."
The winning ticket, 08-14-30-37-39, was bought online through the Michigan Lottery. The woman bought a total of 10 tickets for the drawing, and when she went to check to see if she won, she didn't think she was the big winner at all.
"I usually buy Fantasy 5 tickets online and I bought 10 tickets for this drawing," she told the Michigan Lottery. "I checked the winning numbers online the day after the drawing and was bummed when I saw the jackpot had been won. The possibility of myself being the jackpot winner didn't even cross my mind."
The woman recently visited the Lottery headquarters to claim her big prize and plans to purchase a new vehicle with the winning earnings.
Fantasy 5 can be played anywhere in the state and may be purchased at a retailer or online at MichiganLottery.com until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing. Drawings are held seven days a week, at 7:29 p.m.