Tammy M. Laraway of Westfield, Massachusetts hit the jackpot worth $526,914.74 after playing on a penny slot machine game at the Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday eve.
Tammy recalled that she had been playing the exact same $20 over a 2-hour span prior to getting a $344 win, followed soon after a few moments by a jackpot of almost $527,000.
She said, "I was happy to win the $344. I just go down there once a month, if that. I hate to say that to the die-hard people who always play."
Tammy, with Cliff, her spouse of 25 years, operates several Subway franchises in Western Massachusetts. She said that when she thought of walking away after winning $344, her husband convinced her to keep on playing the Wheel of Fortune slot.
Luckily enough, she won the half-a-million dollar jackpot, which she initially thought was a prank her husband had somehow pulled off. "I thought I had been punk'd," She said with a laugh.
What will they do with the money?
She said, "We have four children in college, so it's already spent. In one hand and out the other."
Massachusetts woman wins $527K on penny slots at Mohegan Sun Casino