A chance purchase shortly before the drawing led to an Oakland County man winning an $872,165 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the Aug. 4 drawing to win the big prize: 05-13-24-26-29. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I don’t play often, but I usually buy online when I do because it’s so convenient,” said the player. “A couple of hours before the drawing, I logged in and bought a ticket.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He plans to save his winnings.
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.