Cheboygan Woman Wins $169,674 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

Tammie Pelton holding $169,674 checkA Cheboygan woman turned a Daily Spin to Win free-play prize into a $169,674 Fantasy 5 jackpot prize!

Tammie Pelton, 52, matched the winning Fantasy 5 numbers on Sept. 23 – 06-11-24-29-35 – to win the big prize. She bought her winning ticket online at

“I played the Daily Spin to Win game and won a bonus credit, so I used the bonus credit to play a game online and won $100,” said Pelton. “I used some of my winnings to purchase Powerball tickets and then saw the Fantasy 5 jackpot was over $150,000, so I purchased a few Fantasy 5 tickets too.

“When I logged in to my account a few days later, a pop-up came up saying I’d won a $169,674 Fantasy 5 jackpot prize. I had to triple check my account balance to make sure I wasn’t seeing things! I woke up my husband and showed him the message. He was confused and asked who won, so I yelled: ‘We did!’ We are still having a hard time believing this is real.”

Pelton recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to take a trip and invest.

The free Daily Spin to Win game gives players the opportunity to spin a prize wheel each day that they log in to their Lottery account. Players can earn bonus credit, retail free play, or entries into a monthly $5,000 giveaway.

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. Tickets may be purchased at a retailer or online at until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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