Brighton Man Wins $115,000 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

Some friendly advice led to a Brighton man winning a $115,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

Michael Galuszka, 64, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on March 30 to win the big prize: 08-15-21-34-35. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.

“I was playing Mega Millions and Powerball online and a friend suggested I try Fantasy 5 because the odds of winning the jackpot are better,” said Galuszka. “I closed my eyes and picked five numbers and played them for the week.

“A few days later, I got an email shortly after the drawing and it said I won $115,000! I couldn’t believe it. Everyone thought I was playing an early April Fool’s Day joke.”

Galuszka visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to take his friend that suggested he play Fantasy 5 on vacation, and then save the remainder.

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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Kalamazoo County Woman Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Triple Bonus Cashword Instant Game

A Kalamazoo County woman went screaming to her brother’s house after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Triple Bonus Cashword instant game.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 3700 Gull Road in Kalamazoo.

“It took me a minute to realize how much I’d won because the winning puzzle was on the back of the ticket,” said the 37-year-old player. “I ran out of my house and to my brother’s as fast as I could so he could look over the ticket. I was screaming at the top of my lungs the whole way.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to buy a new house and car, and then save the remainder.

“This is still sinking in. I have never seen this much money in my life,” the player said.

Players have won more than $27 million playing Triple Bonus Cashword, which launched in December 2019. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $17 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top prizes and five $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2019, Lottery players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant games.

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Wayne County Man Wins $259,022 Doubler Wild Time Progressive Fast Cash Jackpot

A Wayne County man plans to invest and make his money work for him after winning a $259,022 jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery’s Doubler Wild Time Progressive Fast Cash game.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at the Shell gas station, located at 27460 Eureka in Romulus.

“I had to check the ticket over a couple times,” said the 31-year-old player. “As I was walking out, the clerk asked if I had any winners and I was so nervous I just said: ‘Nah, man.’”

The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize. He plans to invest his winnings.

Fast Cash games are a series of instant-win games that print from terminals at Lottery retailers. Fast Cash tickets range in price from $2 per play up to $20 per play.

Fast Cash games offer a progressive jackpot that can be won instantly. Every Fast Cash ticket gives players a chance to win all or part of the progressive jackpot.

All of the Fast Cash games feed into one jackpot, which grows with every ticket purchased. The current jackpot amount prints on each ticket, so players always know the amount of the jackpot up for grabs. The jackpot may be won at any time. As soon as the jackpot is hit, a new one starts to grow.

Available Fast Cash games are:

  • Big Bowling Bucks – Each $2 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $2 up to $600 and 20 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Wild Time Progressive – Each $2 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $2 up to $500 and 20 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 20X The Cash – Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $2,500 and 50 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Diamond Wild Time Progressive – Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $3,000 and 50 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 50X The Cash – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $5,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Doubler Wild Time Progressive – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $6,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Jackpot Slots – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $5,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • Lucky 7s – Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $4,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot.
  • 100X The Cash – Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $10,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot, plus $250,000.
  • Jumbo Jackpot Slots – Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $10,000 and 100 percent of the Fast Cash progressive jackpot plus $250,000.

Fast Cash prizes never sell out and there is no waiting for a drawing as all games are played immediately.

In 2019, players won more than $61 million playing Fast Cash games.

Fast Cash games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

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Alcona County Man Wins $110,000 Fantasy 5 Double Play Prize from the Michigan Lottery

Winning a $110,000 Fantasy 5 Double Play prize from the Michigan Lottery couldn’t have come at a better time for an Alcona County man.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 Double Play numbers drawn April 27 – 02-21-25-28-30 – to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Mikado Market, located at 2276 South F-41 in Mikado.

“I play Fantasy 5 and Lotto 47 regularly,” said the 61-year-old player. “Each morning I call the Lottery winning numbers hotline to check my tickets.

“As I listened to the winning numbers being read off, my jaw dropped. For a minute, I thought I might need to change my pants. I called the number back a few times just to be sure I had won.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off his house.

“This is going to help me pay off my house and take care of some things I really need,” said the player.

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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Belleville Man Wins Second Six-Figure Powerball Prize

Luck struck a second time for a Belleville man who won $250,000 from the Michigan Lottery playing Powerball online.

Thomas McIntyre, 65, matched four of the white balls and the Powerball – 01-33-35-40-69 and PB: 24 – in the April 22 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Powerplay, his prize was multiplied by five for a $250,000 prize. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.

The is McIntyre’s second big Powerball win. In October 2019, McIntyre won a $100,000 prize playing Powerball online.

“You never really expect to win a huge Lottery prize, winning for a second time is truly unbelievable,” said McIntyre. “Just like when I won in October, the first person I shared the news with was my mom.

“The timing was so good. I found out I won $250,000 the day before my birthday and the day before I was set to retire. This will make my retirement so much more enjoyable and take a lot of stress away.”

McIntyre visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He plans to invest his winnings.

Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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