2 Gamblers Win $4 Million At Borgata Slot Machines

Monday, Jan 17, 2011  |  Updated 7:45 PM EDT
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2 Gamblers Win $4 Million At Borgata Slot Machines

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LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 24: People play slot machines at the Mirage Hotel & Casino November 24, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The slumping U.S. economy is even affecting the gambling mecca as fewer people visit and casinos take in lower gaming revenues compared to the same time last year. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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It was a lucky weekend for two gamblers at Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

The casino says two customers hit slots jackpots Sunday totaling a whopping $4.2 million.

One gambler took the lion's share with a win of just under $3.5 million on a one-cent ``Wheel of Fortune'' game. A Borgata spokeswoman says that ranks among the highest penny slot payouts ever in Atlantic City and is the first progressive jackpot hit on that type of machine since May 2008.

The second gambler played later in the day on a 50-sent ``Wheel of Fortune'' machine and won a little more than $700,000.

Both winners hail from New York and chose not to be identified.

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