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Man hits $1.5 million jackpot at Detroit casino

29 November 2010

DETROIT, Michigan -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- John of Ann Arbor walked into MotorCity Casino Hotel on Monday night, and lady luck wasn't far behind. While wandering the casino looking for his wife, John sat down at an IGT Wheel of Fortune (WOF) machine to pass the time. After playing for about 30 minutes and down to his last $4.50 machine credit, something started to happen.

He recounted his experience, "when the first WOF dropped, I didn't realize what was happening but when the second WOF dropped, I knew something was happening. When the third one hit, I was elated. I almost brought the roof down!" He was the winner of the $1,561,371 IGT Wheel of Fortune (WOF), Wide Area Progressive jackpot.

John plans to use his new found fortune to become debt-free; he will pay off his mortgage and all of his bills. He will use the remaining money for his children's education and to create a retirement fund.

John and his family are currently on vacation visiting his sister in Massachusetts. He said "I hadn't planned on a vacation like this!" It's a safe bet that they will have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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