Coast Woman Wins Big

A Long Beach woman has won a $7.6 million jackpot at Grand Casino Gulfport. Alfreda Edelinski was playing on a 25-cent Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine at Grand Casino Gulfport when she hit Wednesday.

Edelinski, a 57-year-old housekeeper at the Seabee base, had lost $20 in the machine and put in another $5 to hit the jackpot. Edelinski said she has no intention of quitting her job. She has no plans for her winnings, except to buy houses for her two sons.

The IGT Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine is linked to casinos throughout the state. Jackpots are paid in annual installments over 20 years.