A Saginaw County woman turned a $100 prize into a $105,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Fantasy 5 game.
Tracy Vandevenne, of Frankenmuth, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the Feb. 24 drawing to win the big prize: 04-07-08-32-35. She bought her winning ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 120 West Genesee Street in Saginaw.
“I won $100 on an instant ticket, so I decided to use some of my winnings to purchase a Fantasy 5 ticket,” said Vandevenne. “I used the Lottery app scanner to check my ticket the next morning. My phone buzzed and a bunch of confetti came up on the screen with a message saying I won $105,000. I was in complete shock. I took a screenshot and sent it to my son to tell him the good news!”
Vandevenne, 58, recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. She plans to save her 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.