Marquette County woman wins $100,000 playing Fantasy 5

Courtesy:  Michigan Lottery

LANSING — A lucky Marquette County woman stuffed her pockets with cash just before the New Year playing the Michigan Lottery’s Fantasy 5 game.

The woman matched the five winning Fantasy 5 numbers drawn on Dec. 21 – 09-27-28-31-32 – to win the game’s $100,000 jackpot.  The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her lucky ticket at the EZ Stop, located at 975 Ontario Avenue in Marquette.

The winner plans to save most of her windfall after making a few modest purchases.

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.  Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from one to 39.  Players who match all five Fantasy 5 numbers drawn win a jackpot guaranteed to start at $100,000.  Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m.

About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In the 2014 fiscal year, the Lottery’s contribution to Michigan’s public schools was $742.8 million. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed nearly $19 billion to education in Michigan.