Another Michigan Lottery player hits Fantasy 5 jackpot. This time, the lucky winner is a 60-year-old from Oakland County. However, the news comes barely a week after we published an article about a Presque Isle County couple who won a $323,374 jackpot prize trying out Fantasy 5.
The player who chose to claim his prize anonymously matched all Fantasy 5 numbers 02, 04, 27, 29, and 33 drawn on January 17, 2020, to win the $924,880 prize. They purchased the winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I woke up in the middle of the night and decided to check my numbers,” said the lucky winner. “When I saw I was the winner, I couldn’t believe it. There was no going back to sleep for me!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters in Lansing to claim the big prize. With his newfound wealth, he plans to pay some bills and then save most for retirement.
“Winning won’t change me or how I live, but retirement is going to come a little sooner now,” the player said.
Fantasy 5 game tickets cost $1 each. For an extra $1 per play, players may add EZmatch to their Fantasy 5 ticket. This offers players a chance to win up to $500 instantly. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may also 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. Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $152,000.