The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the July 21 drawing to win the big prize: 08-12-19-25-35. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I play Fantasy 5 once the jackpot gets over $200,000,” said the player. “I was on my way to bed for the night and checked my email and that is when I saw a message from the Lottery that said: ‘Your winnings are on the way!’
“After that, I couldn’t get my mind to slowdown I was just so excited. I definitely didn’t get much sleep at all that night.”
The 58-year-old player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to invest and help family.
“Winning feels great and helps move up my retirement a few years,” said the player.
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.