Gambling establishments tend to do well during
times of economic hardship. It seems that when money gets tight people
continue to hit the tables and the slot machines in hopes of turning
around their luck. It goes without saying that it does not happen that
way for most people, but it certainly happens.
Thomas McMillan is now preparing to live a
completely different lifestyle as the country is stuck in the middle of
an economic spiral. While playing the slot machines at Hard Rock Casino
Biloxi, McMillan struck a $14,000,000 jackpot. This marks the biggest
jackpot in the history of the state of Mississippi.
Now other slot machine players are hoping that a
little bit of McMillan’s luck will rub off on them. With thousands of
slot machines to choose from, Shellene Langfitt chose to play at the
same Wheel of Fortune progressive that yielded $14 million to McMillan
only a few hours earlier. It seems that just a little touch of luck was
still left in the machine. Langfitt won nearly four thousand dollars.
“I got lucky. Came out for lunch. Used my extra
credit points and hit a jackpot,” said Langfitt.
Chris Kern, marketing director for Hard Rock Casino
Biloxi, is now stranger to watching his slot machines payout, but this
win was unprecedented.
“People came out from every corner of the casino to
see what was going on,” said Kern.
“We had to rope off the area. There was a lot of
excitement going on. It was a fun afternoon.”