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Luck runs in the family for Fantasy 5 jackpot winner

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Mark Wolfe, Fantasy 5 jackpot winner. Source: Michigan Lottery Mark Wolfe, Fantasy 5 jackpot winner. Source: Michigan Lottery
BARRY COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A Michigan man says he started shaking when a clerk told him he had won a $131,496 Fantasy 5 jackpot.

“I had the strangest feeling come over my body and I started shaking after I found out I was the jackpot winner,” said Mark Wolfe from Barry County. “Every time I talk about winning that feeling comes back, and I start shaking again.”

His Fantasy 5 ticket matched the five numbers drawn Friday evening: 12-29-35-36-39. He bought his winning ticket at The Superette, located at 205 North Michigan Avenue in Hastings.

Wolfe said he went to the store to check his tickets the next morning and got a heads up from the store clerk.

“When I was scanning my tickets, the clerk told me that they had sold a Fantasy 5 jackpot winner for Friday night’s drawing,” said Wolfe. “The next ticket I scanned said to see the clerk and when she scanned it, she told me I’d have to go to Lansing because I was the jackpot winner.”

Wolfe visited Lottery headquarters in Lansing on Wednesday to collect the big prize.

The 61-year-old Michigan Department of Corrections retiree plans to invest his winnings. And it seems that luck runs in the family.

“My uncle won $50,000 playing the Lottery in the early 1970s. He invested and turned that into a nice inheritance for our family, and I want to do the same,” Wolfe said. 

Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $100,000.

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