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Woman wins $866,890 after using same lottery numbers for years

A 47-year-old Kent County, Mich., woman said the numbers that earned her a $866,890 jackpot from the lottery's Fantasy 5 drawing are the same digits she has been using in the game for years. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery
A 47-year-old Kent County, Mich., woman said the numbers that earned her a $866,890 jackpot from the lottery's Fantasy 5 drawing are the same digits she has been using in the game for years. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery

June 14 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman who won an $866,890 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery's Fantasy 5 drawing said she won the prize using the same numbers she has played for years.

The 47-year-old Kent County woman, who chose to remain anonymous, told Michigan Lottery officials she bought a ticket for the May 10 Fantasy 5 drawing at the Speedway store in Wyoming and used the same numbers she has been playing for years: 03-07-17-36-38.

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"My husband and I like to play the Fantasy 5 game and always play the same sets of numbers," she said. "The day after the drawing, he checked the numbers and recognized them right away. He called me and was acting very strange. When I asked what was wrong, he said: 'I think we won some money.'"

The couple soon discovered they had won an $866,890 jackpot.

"Winning such a large Lottery prize is overwhelming and unreal. I feel like I have been losing my mind the past few days because I still can't believe it's real," the woman said.

The woman said her plans for the winnings include fixing up her home, paying bills and taking a vacation.

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