The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, was one of two players who matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Oct. 4: 06-20-21-22-37. The player bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com. The other jackpot winning ticket was bought at the 7-Eleven, located at 3305 North Main Street in Royal Oak.
“I had the Fantasy 5 numbers paused on my TV screen and I opened up my computer to check my numbers,” said the player. “When I saw that I had matched all five, I froze for about 10 minutes. I just couldn’t believe it was real.”
After letting his big win sink in, the player called his family to share the good news.
“My immediate family knows I won, but I’m not planning to tell anyone else,” said the player. “I’m planning to take a trip and then put the rest away for an earlier retirement.
“Winning the Lottery is overwhelming at first, but once I settled down I got really excited about the difference it will make in my life.”
To celebrate the lucky player’s big win, the Lottery is offering new and existing online players free online play.
Beginning Friday, the Lottery is offering $5 in free play and 5,000 Players Club reward points to all new online players who use the promo code FANTASY when they sign up for a new account. The 5,000 rewards points may be redeemed for a $10 Fantasy 5 coupon that may be used at any Lottery retailer. The special offer promo code will be available for a limited time at MichiganLottery.com. Players who already have an online Lottery account should log in to their account on Friday for $5 in free games available to claim until 7 a.m. on Saturday. To participate in these special offers, players should visit MichiganLottery.com.
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. 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. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $100,000.