Michigan man wins $7.2M jackpot in Mississippi

  • Associated Press
  • February 19, 2013 - 1:09 PM

BILOXI, Miss. - A Michigan man who went to Mississippi for a friend's funeral stopped by a casino and won a $7.2 million jackpot from a penny-slot machine.

Casino officials tell the Sun Herald ( ) that Tyler Morris of Montague, Mich., won the jackpot Friday after attending the memorial service.

His treasure came from "The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship" penny-slot machine, manufactured by WMS Gaming.

The slot machine's progressive jackpot resets at $200,000.

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