Playing it safe paid off for a Montcalm County man who won two $110,000 Fantasy 5 Double Play prizes from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the Dec. 17 Double Play drawing to win the big prizes: 06-11-12-16-29. He bought one of his winning tickets at the Sheridan EZ Mart, located at 130 South Main Street in Sheridan, and the other at the Mobil gas station, located at 319 West Main Street in Stanton.
“I have been playing Fantasy 5 for a long time and I always play the same sets of numbers,” said the player. “I was at the gas station, and I couldn’t remember if I’d purchased a ticket for the Fantasy 5 drawing that night, so I decided to purchase one to be safe.
“After the drawing, I was on the Michigan Lottery website checking the numbers and when I saw the two locations where winning tickets were sold, I knew I had to be the big winner. I checked my tickets and confirmed I had won, but I thought I’d won $55,000 on each. When I called the Lottery and they confirmed both tickets were $110,000 winners, a feeling of relief came over me.”
Players may add the Double Play option to their Fantasy 5 ticket for an additional $1 per play. Double Play non-jackpot prizes are doubled. The top Double Play prize for Fantasy 5 is $110,000. Top prizes are awarded to each player who matches all five Double Play numbers. Players may win prizes in the regular nightly drawing, the Double Play drawing, or both.
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.