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Gramps hits Megabucks

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Gramps hits Megabucks

For all you Megabucks fans.

All he needed was a nickel and a dream. An 84 year old retired steelworker who decided to put a few more nickels in a slot machine before taking a bus home from Atlantic City is $4.2 million richer today after hitting a record jackpot. George Schaeffer's payout at Resorts was the largest in the 30-year history of the casino. "I didn't know what happened," Schaeffer said. The machine just stopped and one of the two ladies I was with said "Oh, my god, George, you just hit the big one." Once he did, the gambling great-grandpa became an instant celebrity with "people dropping by to congratulate me". A widower since 2004, the Pennsylvania man had taken a bus to Resorts early Sunday with two women friends to spend the day. They returned home in a limo. "We'd been there since 11am and I had made several contributions on the floor throughout the day. But after getting some dinner, I spotted this nickel Megabucks machine and decided to play a little more before the bus left. After about 20 minutes, maxing out his play at $2.25 a spin, he hit for $4,231,745.15.

What a great story.

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1. Re: Gramps hits Megabucks

Read the story this morning on the inside page of the Daily News. Good for him. (Only wish it could have been one of us!)

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2. Re: Gramps hits Megabucks

I know what you mean. Maybe one day....

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3. Re: Gramps hits Megabucks

wish he was my gramps...good for him!!

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4. Re: Gramps hits Megabucks

Great for him!!! Those Darn Bus people!!! Way to go George!!!

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5. Re: Gramps hits Megabucks

Hey I am a bus person. Drive every once in a while but the bus is the way to go. LMAO

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6. Re: Gramps hits Megabucks

Maybe I should start taking the bus! lol.

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7. Re: Gramps hits Megabucks

I got a better shot than the rest of you--he's a widower! LMAO!

When are the train people gonna win the big one????

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8. Re: Gramps hits Megabucks

H*ll, I'd crawl there for 4 mil lol

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9. Re: Gramps hits Megabucks

happy for him. bet his grandkids are excited too!

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10. Re: Gramps hits Megabucks

Judy you are too much. Hopefully one day one of us will win big. Thinking of going on Friday.

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