A Macomb County man said winning a $400,017 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery couldn’t have happened at a better time.
The 32-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the winning Fantasy 5 numbers on Oct. 16 – 16-17-21-28-33 – to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I like playing all of the draw games, and I always buy my tickets online,” said the player. “I saw an email from the Lottery about claiming a prize as I was leaving work, and figured I must have won big. I went home, ate dinner, relaxed for a bit, and then finally logged in to my account to see how much I’d won. When I saw $400,017 pending, I was so happy! This prize couldn’t have come at a better time.”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills 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. Tickets may be purchased at a retailer or online at MichiganLottery.com until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.