Guy Scores $14M in Vegas, Will Give It Away

Man will give to charity, help build a new home for his church
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2014 11:18 AM CST

(Newser) – It took him just $20 and five minutes to conquer the Megabucks slot machine and take home a $14.3 million jackpot—and he's not even a regular gambler. A Las Vegas man, who's choosing to remain anonymous, hit it big on Sunday after he and his best friend, who was visiting from out of town, decided to check out the Rampart Casino, NBC News reports. Even more stunning than his serendipitous win: He's planning on donating his windfall to charity.

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Rampart Casino tweeted a photo just past midnight Monday showing two men holding up a check for $14,282,544.21, simply made out to "Rampart Lucky Local." The casino says that the man also plans on giving a portion of his winnings to his church for a new gathering place (congregants have been meeting in a high school gym). "We pay large jackpots all [the] time [and] just today we are paying $14 million to a lucky local," the casino's GM tells the Daily Mail. "It doesn't get better than this." (A New Hampshire couple won $2.5 million on a Vegas slot machine after just five minutes.)

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