Michigan man played identical lottery numbers. After matching all 5, he won

A Michigan man's plan to keep playing the same five numbers finally paid off, according to the Michigan Lottery.

Kevin Hartmann from Tecumseh won $110,000 by playing the Michigan Lottery's Fantasy 5 Double Play game, the lottery said Thursday. He bought the winning ticket at Jerry's Express in Tecumseh.

"I was bowling when I checked the Fantasy 5 results," Hartmann told the lottery. "I was a little distracted, but knew I had three of the five numbers. When I got home, I grabbed my ticket and checked it, and when I saw I matched five numbers, my jaw dropped!"

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He matched the five numbers in the Dec. 27 drawing, which were: 1, 8, 18, 20, and 26. "I have played these same numbers regularly for a while," Hartmann told the Lottery. "Actually, winning a jackpot with them is almost unbelievable."

Hartmann claimed the prize at Michigan Lottery headquarters on Thursday. He plans to pay bills with his winnings and save the rest, the Michigan Lottery said.

What is Fantasy 5? Fantasy 5 is a Michigan Lottery jackpot game that costs only $1 per play. You can add EZmatch to win up to $500 instantly or Double Play for a second chance to win up to $110,000. Select five numbers from 1 to 39. Match all five to win the jackpot of $100,000.

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