Michigan Lottery Introduces ‘Double Play’ to Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5

Tuesday January 22nd 2019

The Michigan Lottery has introduced an exciting addition to two of its most popular games. ‘Double Play’ is a brand new feature that gives Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5 players an extra chance to win big prizes, and it is available now.

How Double Play Works

For an extra $1 per panel, you can add Double Play to your Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5 tickets. A Double Play draw takes place after every standard drawing, giving participating players a second chance to win. The pool of Double Play numbers is between 1 and 47, just like the standard game, so the odds of winning are the same, and you use the same set of numbers both times. That means you could win prizes in the standard draw, the Double Play draw, or both.

EZMatch, another add-on that also costs $1 per panel, will still be available for both games and can be added to tickets alongside Double Play.

The Prizes

Double Play prizes offer a huge incentive, as they’re worth more than the prizes in the standard draws. In Lotto 47, the Double Play jackpot is a fixed $1.5 million, bigger than the starting Lotto 47 jackpot of $1 million. All other Double Play prizes are worth twice as much as in the standard draw, so you win $5,000 for matching five numbers, $200 for four, and $10 for three numbers.

The same can be said for Fantasy 5 Double Play. The jackpot is fixed at $110,000, which is more than the standard draw’s starting jackpot of $100,000, and all other prizes are worth double. You get $200 for matching four numbers, $20 for three numbers, and $2 for two.

How to Enter

Next time you visit a retailer to buy a Lotto 47 or Fantasy 5 ticket, look out for the new playslips with the Double Play box. Just mark that box if you want to enter, pay the extra $1 per panel and you’re good to go. The same set of numbers will be entered into the standard and Double Play draws, so you only need to pick one line each time.

The Michigan Lottery doesn’t currently offer Double Play online, so if you do want to have that second chance of winning, you’ll need to buy a ticket from a store. Lotto 47 drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 ET, and Fantasy 5 draws take place daily at 7:29pm, so check the Michigan Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5 results pages for the winning numbers, including the new Double Play numbers, straight after each draw.

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