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A Penny Gambled is $939,281 Earned

3 January 2005

ATLANTIC CITY -- As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "This was no penny-ante payoff.

"A retiree from the Philadelphia area hit a $939,281 jackpot playing a 1-cent progressive slot machine at Resorts Atlantic City over the Christmas holiday.

"It was the largest payout ever on the 1-cent Wheel of Fortune MegaJackpot machine in the United States, according to slot manufacturer IGT.

"The lucky winner, whose name was withheld by IGT at her request, was identified as a retired senior citizen from the Philadelphia area who regularly gambles at Resorts. The woman reportedly shed tears of joy after realizing she had hit the record-breaking jackpot on Dec. 23 after betting about $100..."

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