84–year old Josephine Crawford.
She put $40 worth of nickels into a slot machine and got $10 million back.
“Somehow, I’ll spend it. I’ll spend it at the casino, and I might go to Vegas,” said Crawford, who spent 27 years waiting on tables before retiring in 1992.
The jackpot was won on Megabucks, a progressive slot machine linked to hundreds of others in Atlantic City’s 12 casinos. With progressive slot machines, a portion of each bet goes toward the citywide jackpots, which start at $1 million.
So far, she has received three marriage proposals.