A Michigan Man won a jackpot playing the lottery online , continuing a string of life-changing jackpots in the area, an Oakland County man recently cashed in an online lottery ticket to the tune of $325,640.
The lucky winner – a 45-year old man who wishes to remain anonymous at this time – parlayed a perfect Fantasy 5 ticket, purchased for just $1 on MichiganLottery.com, into the massive six-figure score.
During the Fantasy 5 drawing held on February 28, the player matched all five numbers (06-19-27-35-36) to claim the enormous jackpot prize. In doing so, the winner beat odds of 1 in 575,757 to turn in a 5 for 5 match ticket after choosing from numbers between 1 and 39.
Michigan Man Wins Jackpot & Plans to Reward His Son with Dream Car
In an interview with Michigan Lottery officials, the winner revealed his plans for the unexpected financial windfall:
“My young son has wanted a Tesla Cybertruck, so that is on my list of things to buy.”
Asked about his experience playing lotto games like Fantasy 5 online via the MichiganLottery.com app, the man revealed that he’s a regular player:
“I play every once in a while, and a lucky feeling hit me while I was at my parents’ house visiting.
I got out my phone and went online to buy a ticket, and it turned out to be the best $1 I’ve ever spent.
When I logged in the next day, I got a message that I had won the jackpot and I couldn’t believe it.”
After visiting Michigan Lottery headquarters to claim his jackpot payout, the winner also told lotto representatives that he plans to pay off bills before putting the rest in a savings account.
I got out my phone and went online to buy a ticket, and it turned out to be the best $1 I’ve ever spent. When I logged in the next day, I got a message that I had won the jackpot and I couldn’t believe it.
Anonymous Michigan Jackpot Winner
Michigan’s iLotto Program Continues Big Payouts in Oakland County
Comprising parts of the Detroit metropolitan area, Oakland is Michigan’s second-most populous county with just over 1.2 million residents.
Thus, it’s no surprise to see so many online / mobile lottery jackpots won by Oakland County players over the last year.
A Michigan Man wins a jackpot playing the lottery online… Again! Back on January 17 of this year, 60-year Oakland County man turned his $1 Fantasy 5 ticket into a $924,878 jackpot.
At the time, the winner told lotto officials that the revelation kept him awake all night until he could finally confirm the good news:
“I woke up in the middle of the night and decided to check my numbers.
When I saw I was the winner, I couldn’t believe it.
There was no going back to sleep for me!”
And in June of 2019, David Smith of Farmington Hills – the second-largest city in Oakland County based on population – won $3 million to claim the Wolverine State’s biggest iLotto jackpot to date.
In his case, Smith purchased a Mega Millions ticket on MichiganLottery.com for $2, before adding the optional “Megaplier” feature for $1 more. When he successfully matched all five white balls to beat 1 in 12,607,306, Smith triggered the $1 million topline jackpot.
But that payout was tripled thanks to Smith’s fortuitous decision to add the Megaplier feature, which wound up being 3x the main jackpot based on a random drawing.
Speaking about his time spent playing the Michigan iLotto, the 59-year old Smith told officials that both he and his wife relied on the internet every step of the way:
“I was checking my tickets online Wednesday morning, and out of the corner of my eye I saw the $3 million winner.
I called my wife right away and it took me 10 minutes to convince her we’d won $3 million.
She was still skeptical, so she had me send her a screenshot and then Googled the numbers herself. We were both stunned. We’re still in shock.”