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$5 Bet, 1-in-20M Odds, and Now He's a Millionaire

New Jersey man pulls a 6-card royal flush at Borgata casino
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 24, 2018 10:30 AM CST
$5 Casino Bet Makes Him a Millionaire
Lucky Harold also has the 9 of diamonds.   (Getty/Daniel Heighton)

A man playing poker at an Atlantic City casino has won $1 million on a $5 bet. The man, identified only as Lakewood resident "Harold M.," made the three-card poker "6 Card Bonus" bet Saturday afternoon at the Borgata Hotel Casino, per the AP and the Press of Atlantic City. He then hit a royal straight flush of diamonds, a hand that overcame 1-in-20-million odds. The man was dealt the 10, queen, and ace of diamonds. The dealer's hand was the nine, jack, and king of diamonds. Casino officials say it's the first time this bet has been hit at the Borgata.

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