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Vegas visitor turns $30 into $1.5 million

20 March 2009

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Edward G. Martin won a $1,533,469 Wheel of Fortune® dollar MegaJackpot® at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino last night. The 46-year- old from Richland Center, Wis. is visiting Las Vegas for a convention and had only played $30 when he hit the big one.

"I thought I had only won $2,000 at first," said Martin. "When I realized how much I had won I thought, 'Is this for real?'"

The lucky winner plans to continue working in his current occupation of retail lighting. He will use his winnings to pay bills.

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