Tennessee Woman Hits It Big At Coast Casino - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

12/27/02

Tennessee Woman Hits It Big At Coast Casino

The game is called Wheel of Fortune.

Now, it may look like a rotating wheel of simple colors and lights, but this is the wheel that spun a little extra joy into Jane Thornbury's vacation.

"I was playing a machine and I hit for $250, and I thought OK I need to get off of this and it ran out of money . So while they were filling the hopper up I went to play another machine and it wouldn't play. So I went over to this other machine that I really wasn't gonna play and about the fourth or fifth time, it hit the jackpot," said winner Jane Thornbury.

"I was on the other side and I looked over and she had done the big one," said husband Steve Thornbury.

The big one to say the least - try $9.9 million.

"I couldn't believe it. I started crying and called my son," said Steve Thornbury.

Mary Cracchiolo/Beau Rivage) "We've had several winners in the past, Wheel of Fortune winners, but this is the largest jackpot. 9.9 million is the largest jackpot we've had in Wheel of Fortune here at Beau Rivage," said Beau Rivage public relations manager Mary Cracchiolo.

We asked Jane what will she do with the money now that she's a millionaire.

"I have no idea. But there has to be a reason for this, so I've got to figure it out," said Jane Thornbury.

And if Jane ever needs a little help figuring it out, long lost friends and family will most likely come out of the woodwork to offer assistance.

Jane and her husband Steve own a family-run plumbing company in Arlington, Tennessee.

By Karla Redditte

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Woman calls cops on man trying to get into his own car

    Woman calls cops on man trying to get into his own car

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:03:15 GMT

    Corvontae Davis, a black man, was putting money into a parking meter when he was confronted by a white woman. 

    More >>

    Corvontae Davis, a black man, was putting money into a parking meter when he was confronted by a white woman. 

    More >>
  • Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:42:41 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

    More >>
  • Lane becomes Category 4 hurricane as it churns toward the Central Pacific

    Lane becomes Category 4 hurricane as it churns toward the Central Pacific

    Saturday, August 18 2018 5:04 AM EDT2018-08-18 09:04:53 GMT
    Lane has upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane on Friday night. (Image: NOAA)Lane has upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane on Friday night. (Image: NOAA)

    Hurricane Lane continues to strengthen in the East Pacific and could become a Category 4 storm by the time it crosses into the Central Pacific basin sometime on Saturday.

    More >>

    Hurricane Lane continues to strengthen in the East Pacific and could become a Category 4 storm by the time it crosses into the Central Pacific basin sometime on Saturday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly