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$2.9 million Jackpot Won At The Bellagio Casino On Penny Slot Machine

Discussion in 'CASINO NEWS' started by Mben, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    This story is a couple of weeks old, but I thought I would share.26 year old Cpl. Alexander Degenhardt learned he had been accepted as a bone marrow donor to an anonymous patient.Then a few days later, in the week of February 24th, he hit a jackpot of nearly $3 million at the Bellgio Casino in Las Vegas playing the Money Vault Millionaires Seven slot.Degenhardt's karma was worth more than $2.8 million, the second biggest jackpot for Bally Technologies, which manufactures the games and pays out the jackpots.The penny slot, which takes bets from 40 cents to $2, has been building a progressive jackpot in casinos across Nevada for the past six months. Players in California, Florida, Mississippi and New Jersey also have been vying for the progressive payout, which started at $1 million.Degenhardt and several fellow Marines had flown in from Washington D.C., where he is stationed, for training at Nellis Air Force Base. He said he and a buddy decided to kill a couple of hours at the casinos while waiting for their plane to leave over the President's Day weekend. He stuck a $100 bill into the machine and figured he'd lose it quickly. He'd never won more than $200 in credits before hitting almost $3 million. Dude, what just happened? Degenhardt remembers asking his friend. You just won, the buddy told him. Cool, Degenhardt said.He was stunned. It's something you always want to happen, but when it does happen you don't believe it, he said. Degenhardt will receive about $100,000 a year over 20 years. He said he plans to first help his sister, who is pregnant, and his mother catch up on bills.He also plans to go through with the marrow donation, which is on track to happen in the next six months after an extensive testing process.As for some of that money burning a hole in his pocket, Degenhardt decided to buy himself some clothes - at a thrift store, where he buys all of his clothes. And he said he won't be parting with his car that has rolled up some 250,000 miles. I plan to keep driving it until I can't anymore, he said. No sense in wasting money. I'm really pretty thrifty. But he's glad he put that $100 into the slot.<a href="http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/feb/24/marine-credits-karma-hitting-28-million-jackpot/" >source</a>
  2. krystalkitty

    krystalkitty Greedy Gambler

    WOW! Amazing!!
  3. omeg

    omeg NEW MEMBER

    What a wonderful story.Karma is a wonderful thing sometimes.Congrats to the lucky winner. :dollarsign: May it happen to me someday. :lol:                                                                  Pam
  4. daniela6968

    daniela6968 WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Too cool! I just hate that they don't pay all at once. All that money the casinos make...
  5. omeg

    omeg NEW MEMBER

     I wondered that too. I mean is it a choice to receive it all at once, or stretch it out 20 years? What happens if you pass away in that 20 yrs, what would happen to the money?If it were a choice, I would want a Brinks Armored Truck to back up to the place and give me all my winnings. Head to my local bank for the time being and have the bank manger have a heart attack as I became  their very best customer in a instant. :lol:Ahhhhh, it is so fun to dream.                                                                             Pam

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