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Hurricane Evacuee Wins Big

6 October 2005

LOUISIANA – As reported by Reuters: "A New Orleans storm victim who spent just $4.25 in a slot machine has won a $1.6 million jackpot.

"The woman was en route to a discount store when she stopped to play at Louisiana's Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino yesterday.

"'I am a casino fanatic; it relaxes my nerves,' Jacquelyn Sherman said.

"…Sherman had been sleeping on her sister's floor in Opelousas, Louisiana, since Hurricane Katrina ravaged her house and killed hundreds of New Orleans residents in late August…"

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