An Ingham County man couldn’t believe his eyes after winning a $241,725 Fantasy 5
jackpot prize from the Michigan Lottery.
The player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5
numbers in the Jan. 30 drawing to win the big prize: 03-14-15-22-31. He bought his winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 206 West Grand River Avenue in Williamston.
“I play Fantasy 5 regularly and check the winning numbers on the Lottery app the morning after the drawing,” said the player. “When I realized that I had matched all five, I immediately checked the jackpot amount and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I kept scanning my ticket the next few days to make sure it was real.”
The lucky 81-year-old player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to visit his family who live out of state 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.