A Washtenaw County man couldn’t believe what he was reading after he won a $364,077 Fantasy 5 jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery online.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the winning numbers drawn Friday – 07-19-23-28-34 – to win the big prize. He bought his ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I didn’t know I had won until I read an email from the Lottery the next morning that told me I needed to log in to my account to claim the prize,” said the player. “The email didn’t say how much I’d won, and when I logged in to my Lottery account and saw it was the jackpot I couldn’t believe it.
“My wife still can’t believe it. She says she feels like she is still dreaming and I can’t wait to show her my check so it feels real!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim the big prize. With his winnings he plans to buy his family a new home and take a trip out west to visit family.
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 $110,000.
Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players may also win prizes ranging from $1 up to multimillion dollar jackpots playing Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 30 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.
More than 445,000 players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit http://bit.ly/MSLOnlineGames.
In 2015, Lottery players won nearly $128 million playing games online.