The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the Jan. 9 drawing to win the big prize: 02-17-20-27-28. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I like to play the Fantasy 5 game because it has good odds,” said the player. “I logged in to my Lottery account to show a friend how to play online and was confused when I saw my account balance. After realizing I’d won the Fantasy 5 jackpot, I was completely shocked. I couldn’t believe it!”
The 58-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to invest.
“Winning a prize like this feels fantastic. It will provide a nice cushion for retirement,” the player said.
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.