“When I was cashing out at the gas station, I saw the Fantasy 5 jackpot was over $200,000, so I decided to purchase a few tickets,” the winner said in the Monday release. “I forgot I had purchased the tickets until I saw them in my wallet a few days later.”
Forgotten ticket in hand, he then checked the Fantasy 5 winning numbers online.
“When I checked the winning numbers on the Lottery app, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” the winner told the Michigan Lottery. “I decided to get on my computer and check the numbers on the Lottery website to make sure there wasn’t a glitch on the app. When I confirmed the numbers a second time and saw that the winning ticket was purchased in Clawson, it finally sunk in that I won.”
The 65-year-old player plans to use his winnings to start college funds for his grandchildren and save for his retirement, according to the release.