Lucky couple wins over $2 million on famed slot machine

(KTNV/CNN) — A lucky couple is leaving Las Vegas as millionaires, after doing what no one has been able to do in 20 years — hit the jackpot on the MGM Grand’s famous Lion’s Share slot machine on Saturday.

Walter and Linda Misco of New Hampshire were the lucky winners. They’ll now go home with $2.4 million.

“I walked her over here to show her the machine,” said Walter Misco, “so she didn’t actually have any idea until she looked at the machine. I’m afraid I can’t tell you the exact words that she used but it began with ‘holy.'”

The Lion’s Share is the last of 50 progressive slot machines custom made for the MGM 20 years ago. The others were removed 15 years ago, but it stayed because no one had hit its progressive jackpot.

Now the machine is also headed for retirement, thanks to the Miscos’ win.


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