Lucky number

    Talk about your coincidences.

    A man who visited Harrah’s Atlantic City when it opened in 1980 won a $7.3 million jackpot – 30 years to the very day he first walked through the casino’s doors.

    According to, the lucky winner, who would only allow himself to be identified as “Tom,” plans to spend some of his winnings on a ’67 Camaro with a few gifts for family and friends along the way. The jackpot was the second-largest in the casino’s history.

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