The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the April 27 drawing to win the big prize: 02-16-18-27-31. He bought his winning ticket at the East Lansing Brookfield EZ Mart, located 1831 East Grand River Avenue in East Lansing.
“I bought a few extra tickets when I saw the jackpot was so high,” said the 57-year-old player. “I watched the drawing that night and wrote the numbers down. When I checked them, I went numb!
“The reality of winning is still setting in, but I am so glad to be able to help family.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. In addition to helping family, the player plans to buy a new home.