The 31-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Oct. 25 – 04-06-15-20-28 – to win the jackpot. She bought her winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I won $18 playing Mega Millions and used that money to buy Fantasy 5 tickets,” said the player. “I was playing video games with my husband and noticed an email from the Lottery saying to claim my prize.
“At first, I thought I won a few hundred dollars. After I took a closer look on the Lottery’s website, I realized I won $105,000! I couldn’t stop screaming and yelling: ‘Oh my gosh!’ After I calmed down, my husband and I sat there stunned.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay off her home and student loans, and give her family a nice Christmas.
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 $152,000.