LANSING, MI – A 32-year-old man from Marquette County got the shock of his life when he logged into his Michigan lottery account last year and realized he had won a Fantasy 5 jackpot of $550,700.
“I like playing Fantasy 5 because the odds are pretty good and it’s convenient to buy online,” said the winner who chose to remain anonymous “I was so surprised when I logged into my lottery account the morning after the draw and saw a notification that I had won the jackpot!”
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The lucky winner matched all five numbers drawn — 01-03-04-33-38 — for the December 30 draw. He bought the ticket online and recently claimed his prize at the lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. The winner says he has no immediate plans for the money, choosing to invest the money in his eventual retirement.
“I’m going to save this and hope to one day retire a little earlier,” he said.
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The last Michigan player to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot was Waterford’s Cristy Davis who won $70 million playing Powerball in February. With her winnings, Davis said she plans to buy a new house and a new car.
And while she was a lucky winner, it’s a good idea for players to check their tickets immediately because a $1 million winner sold at Hartland in 2019 went unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the Speedway in Hartland, but the winner never showed up to claim the prize. The money instead went to the State School Aid Fund.
If you want to be the next Michigan player to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of “Learn to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery” won over $1 million in Florida by winning the top jackpots in smaller games.