One lucky Forward customer kicked off the new year in grand fashion recently after winning $155,166 on a Fantasy 5 ticket purchased at the Shell convenience store in Gladwin.

The customer, who has not yet been identified, purchased the ticket Jan. 22 at the Forward Shell located at 951 W. Cedar Ave.

The prize was the largest won from a store-purchased Fantasy 5 ticket this year, according to the Michigan Lottery Web site. The state tracks all prizes of $600 or more, and so far this year Forward customers have won prizes totaling $168,466.