Man bets a penny and wins millions

A 66-year-old Nevada man has won the world record jackpot on a penny slot machine playing on the Penny Megabucks at the Pahrump Nugget Casino. His win totalled $18,799,414.

“On my way over to the casino this morning I actually thought about playing Penny Megabucks(R),” said the anonymous 66 year old man.

“I don't know why because I normally play video poker. So after rolling several practice games, I went to have lunch and on the way back to the lanes, I stopped to play Penny Megabucks(R).”

That would turn out to be the best decision he has ever made and after playing a few spins, life as he knew it had changed forever.

“I put in $100 and after playing $44, I saw five eagles line up and thought I had won about $3000,” he added. “Then I looked up, and the large jackpot on top of the machine had switched from $18 million to $10 million. Then I knew I had won something big.”

The man said he plans to take his wife on a long trip to Australia and pay off some bills.

"It's exciting to make history with this penny MegaJackpot®," said Ed Rogich, vice president of marketing for International Game Technology (IGT), developer of the game. "Penny slots are enormously popular, and this huge jackpot proves that they have a place in gaming history.”

Editor, - 2007-02-02 11:07:35

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