If you could win over a quarter of a million dollars in an instant playing a lottery game, would you play? That is what one lucky Michigan Lottery player recently experienced.
The anonymous player from White Lake recently purchased a Fantasy Five ticket where the jackpot was worth $274,596. The ticket was purchased at the Lakeview Market.
Estimated Jackpot: $105,000
Drawing Schedule: Daily at 7:29 p.m.
Ticket Cost: $1.00
This game is available to Michigan Lottery players only, and there are two options to purchase tickets. Players can either buy tickets online or in the store.
To begin, you will need to choose five numbers from the range of one to 39. This can be on your own, or have the machine/computer pick them for you.
Players will have some extra options if they want to extend the life of their ticket but only for in-store purchased tickets for this game. For another $1, you can add the Double Play feature, which immediately issues your numbers again after the main drawing to win second-chance prizes.
These prizes are typically lower than the regular game, but it still allows players the chance to play for $110,000. Another option is EZmatch and costs $1 as well to add.
EZmatch is one of the easier add ons to play with. All you have to do is look for your numbers to match up with the EZmatch numbers in order to win a prize, up to $500 instantly.
Each add on for this game changes the odds slightly with each opportunity to win a prize. Below you will see each one and how the odds work.
The regular drawing has overall odds of 1 in 9. Matching two out of five numbers has odds of 1:10 for a $1 prize. The jackpot has odds of 1: 575,757, in which you need to match all five numbers.
The prizes range from $1, $10, $100, and jackpot. The Double Play has the exact same odds by the prizes, which are $2, $20, $200, and $110,000 for matching the same numbers.
Below are the EZmatch prizes and odds:
Overall odds of winning an EZmatch prize are 1 in 5.