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.