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Man wins $110,000 lottery prize while away on vacation

Written by on June 5, 2024

Douglas Woodside said buying a lottery ticket before leaving on vacation so he wouldn't miss a Fantasy 5 drawing paid off with a $110,000 jackpot. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery

A Michigan man’s commitment to not missing a lottery drawing, even while on vacation, earned him a $110,000 jackpot.

Douglas Woodside, 59, of Beaverton,¬†told Michigan¬†Lottery¬†officials he didn’t want to miss any Fantasy 5 drawings while on vacation, so he bought a multi-draw ticket from the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3655 on Estey Road in Beaverton.

His ticket matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the May 3 drawing — 04-18-23-27-29 — earning him the $110,000 jackpot.

“My wife and I were leaving for vacation, so I purchased a multi-draw Fantasy 5 ticket to cover the days we would be gone,” Woodside said. “About a week later, after we’d gotten home from our trip, I remembered to check the ticket.”

He said discovering the win came as a shock.

“I looked it over three times, and then I had my wife look it over to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. Once she confirmed what I was seeing, I immediately started shaking. I couldn’t believe it! Winning is such a relief,” he said.

Woodside said his winnings will go toward some home improvement projects and bolstering his savings.

Source : UPI news


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