A nurse at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital collected two hundred and sixty three thousand dollars this morning after she had purchased the winning Fantasy 5 lottery ticket. Judith Savery was at work when her husband called her with the good news.
“I bought my ticket in my neighborhood. They are special numbers to the family and he chose the numbers and I bought the ticket so that’s how we go. It was a huge surprise.”
“At what point did you realize that you won?”
“Well I was at work so it was him who called to say that we won and you could barely contain yourself it was so exciting, I got nervous and all sorts of things happen in your head and your body. It was wonderful.”
According to the Public Relations Officer for Fantasy 5, Karil Wallace, there was an unclaimed prize in the latter part of 2015 which had expired and there still remains about two months on the December draw that registered a winner.
“The last time somebody had won was in December right before the Christmas Holiday; so that would be about four months.”
“With this $265,000 claimed the jackpot goes back to where ?”
“$150,000 that is still a lot of money.”
The Fantasy Five Jackpot was at three hundred and ten thousand dollars before taxes were withheld. The winning numbers were 18, 25, 20, 22 and 19 with the X being the winning letter.