ALLEN PARK — A Wayne County man is feeling extra lucky after winning his third Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. His jackpot winnings total more than $780,000.
The player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn May 4 – 04-17-18-24-39 – to win the $178,078 jackpot. He bought his winning ticket at Empire Foods, 10270 Allen Road in Allen Park.
“I’m not the type of guy to get real worked up over anything,” the winner said. “When I realized I had won the jackpot again, my first question was: ‘Am I the only winner?’
“After I went up to the store and found out I was the only winner, I felt pretty happy.”
On Nov. 25, 2009, the man won a $499,907 jackpot. On March 7 the man won a $105,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot.
“I was pretty excited with the first one, but I try not to get too worked up,” said the man, who visited Lottery headquarters May 9 to claim his jackpot. “I’ll stash this money away and let it help me with my bills and retirement.”
Each Fantasy 5 play is $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. Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from 1 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.