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Paw Paw man wins lottery

A Van Buren County man describes winning a $282,589 Fantasy 5 jackpot prize as “life-changing”.
David Flory, of Paw Paw, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the Feb. 13 drawing to win the big prize: 06-07-13-29-38. He bought his winning ticket online at
“I logged in to my Lottery account and saw I had a couple dollars in there, so I decided to purchase a few Fantasy 5 tickets,” said Flory. “The day after the drawing, I noticed I had gotten a few emails from the Lottery, but I didn’t think anything of it.
“When I got home that night and logged in to my account, I saw a notification for a pending prize. When I saw how much the prize was for, I jumped up and yelled: ‘You’ve got to be kidding me!’ It was such a surprise.”
Flory, 57, recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off his mortgage and then save the remainder.
“Winning this prize is life-changing. It’s a great feeling knowing I can pay off all my bills and not have to worry about them anymore,” said Flory.
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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $110,000 in the nightly Double Play drawing. Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from one to 39. Players who match all five Fantasy 5 numbers drawn win a jackpot that starts at $100,000. Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m.

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