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Kent County man wins nearly $95,000 Fantasy 5 Prize from Michigan Lottery

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 15:48:25-05

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Kent County man’s first call after winning a $94,956 Fantasy 5 prize was to his ex-wife.

James Bruno matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Jan. 31 to win the big prize.

His lucky numbers were 03-09-14-21-22.

He bought his winning ticket at East Paris Discount Liquor, located at 2871 East Paris Southeast in Kentwood.

Bruno was one of four jackpot winners from the Jan. 31 Fantasy 5 drawing. The Jan. 31 Fantasy 5 jackpot totaled $379,824.

“I called the winning number hotline to get the numbers,” said Bruno. “I checked my ticket right away, and when I saw it was a winner my first call was to my ex-wife, who is still a close friend. Then I called my sons and told them the good news!”

The 74-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to visit his son in Alaska.

Each Fantasy 5 play is only $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 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m. Thursday night’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $193,000.