“I don’t normally play Fantasy 5, but I had a few extra dollars in my online account and I saw the jackpot getting up there, so I gave it a try,” said the 64-year-old player. “The next time I logged in to my account, I got a huge surprise when I saw a message that I had won!”
The player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Jan. 3 to win the big prize: 01-05-13-19-39. She bought her ticket online at MichiganLottery.com. She is the second Presque Isle player to win a Fantasy 5 jackpot with a ticket bought online. In September 2019, Scott Hein, of Rogers City, won a $229,986 Fantasy 5 jackpot playing online.
“I had a hard time believing I had won,” said the player. “I showed my husband the message, and then we called the Lottery to confirm what we thought we were seeing.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to donate to charity, buy a new pair of shoes, 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. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $100,000.