North Carolina woman wins nearly $1 Million at Biloxi casino

By Danielle Thomas - bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A North Carolina woman can almost boast of being a millionaire after hitting it big at a Biloxi casino.

Beau Rivage Resort and Casino officials say 56-year-old Diane Harrison Kennedy won $998,102 on Friday while playing a Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine. Her payout came after she'd put only $40 into the machine.

Kennedy says she was in Biloxi for a conference and decided to go have fun at the casino during her free time.

"I was completely shocked," she said. "But, I've always dreamed I would hit the big one, so I guess dreams really do come true."

Kennedy, who is self-employed, says she plans to continue working and use her winnings to pay off debts and buy a new car.

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