5/17/10 – Indiana landscaper Linda W (61) struck it rich this week at Bodog Casino , winning her way into the Jackpot Pinatas bonus round where she earned ten free spins, and going on to hit five bulls in a row – and the progressive jackpot worth $634 000 – on her second free spin.
The player says that she has won smaller amounts playing the progressive jackpot slot in the past, but nothing more than a few thousand dollars.
"I like it because it's bright and it's just fun," she said when asked what it was that continued to draw her back to the game.
For most couples in their 60's, hitting a $634,000 jackpot would lead to a very quick and comfortable retirement, but that's not in the cards for Linda and her husband. Self-professed workaholics, the couple plan to pay off their bills, invest in new equipment for their landscaping business and, best of all, help their friends and family. "I'm more of a giver than a taker," said Linda. "I've got a friend I want to help, I have one grandchild going to college I want to help, and my husband needs to have surgery."