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.

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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.”

Jonathan Zaun

One of Gamble Online's first dedicated reporters, Jonathan has spent well over a decade reporting on the gaming industry. While breaking legal news is his main area of expertise, Jonathan is an avid blackjack player & strategist who follows professional poker closely.

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