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Reversal of Fortune: Unemployed Reno Man Wins Jackpot of Over $888,000 Playing Penny Slots

Jackpot was won with a wager of only $1.80; same man wins 8 more jackpots since

RENO, Nev., Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A down-on-his-luck Reno man, who has been mostly unemployed for the past 15 years, had a sudden change of fortune when he won a jackpot of $888,585.03 playing penny slots at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada.  Lawrence Fuller won the jackpot after making a $1.80 bet on a penny slot machine.  Mr. Fuller has been largely out of work for the past 15 years, except for landscape jobs here and there.

Lawrence Fuller stands in front of the penny slot machine where he won the big jackpot. He went on to win 8 additional jackpots at Atlantis slot machines that day and the next bringing his total winnings to $903,646 in just over 24 hours.

Mr. Fuller had been playing for just 20 minutes when he hit the jackpot at 1:52am Sunday morning.  Amazingly enough, since then, he has won eight additional jackpots all on Atlantis slot machines, giving him a grand total of $903,646. His jackpots have been confirmed to be legitimate, all with low average bets. 

Mr. Fuller calls his wins "life-changing" and says he plans to save his money in the bank until he decides what to do with it.  The machine he was playing is the Super Lucky Times Pay machine and is a progressive machine that started at $1,000 twelve years ago.

While this is one of the largest jackpots on a penny slot machine in the last decade, large jackpots are common at Atlantis.  In 2017, a guest won nearly $2 million in Keno and in 2014, a guest won close to $4 million on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine.

This win is the latest in a string of jackpots at Atlantis over the last 9 days.  On January 1st, Nancy K. won $34,955.26 playing Money Madness and on December 28th, Cyrus Brad Miller won $25,000 playing Bad Beat.

About Atlantis Casino Resort Spa:
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is consistently ranked the #1 Reno resort on TripAdvisor, has the prestigious AAA Four Diamond designation, and is recommended by the Forbes Travel Guide. Atlantis is recognized for its luxurious accommodations, eight award-winning restaurants including the top four on TripAdvisor, 10 captivating bars and lounges, a world-class spa with the highly coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Designation, and casino-wide action.  Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Atlantis is ideally located in the heart of Reno and is the only resort connected to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.  Visit www.atlantiscasino.com or call 800.723.6500.

 

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