Oakland County man eyes retirement after last-minute lottery ticket wins him $170,000

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OAK PARK, Mich. – An Oakland County man said he bought a lottery ticket at the last minute and ended up winning over $170,000.

Russell Morgenstern, 67, of Oak Park, bought a Fantasy 5 ticket online and matched the five numbers from the June 3 drawing: 12-20-26-31-34.

“I play Fantasy 5 every day, and I have been playing online for about five or six years,” Morgenstern said. “Around 6 p.m. the night of the drawing, I remembered I hadn’t purchased my tickets yet, so I logged into my account and purchased a few tickets with easy pick numbers.

“At 8 p.m. that night, I saw an email from the lottery informing me I’d won. I got on MichiganLottery.com and looked at the results from the drawing. When I saw there was one jackpot winner for $170,129 and the ticket was purchased online, I knew I really was the winner. Winning this prize is a windfall and a huge blessing.”

Morgenstern visited Michigan Lottery headquarters to claim his prize.

He said he plans to retire and remodel his lake house.