I always like to see people come into some easy money. Isn't that why we gamble at the casinos?  Although, you are bound to lose more than you wind, that dream of cashing in is enough to drive me back to the ATM for more money to "invest".

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You may remember this story from a week or so ago. Treasure Island Casino in Welch, Minnesota put out a press release about a big win on one of their slot machines early Sunday morning.

“A lucky Minnesotan won a wide-area progressive jackpot worth $1,101,111.26 while playing Aristocrat’s Buffalo Grand™ video slot game. The life-changing jackpot was hit at 2:43 am when a guest landed the game’s top winning combination.”

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The latest big winner did it in Vegas. She didn't win 1.1 million but still picked up a pretty tidy sum in Vegas.  Shannon Stachowiak of Vadnais Heights, hit the Mega Progressive jackpot on 3 card poker machine at Bally's in Las Vegas.

She and her husband were in Vegas celebrating their wedding anniversary over Valentine's Day when Shannon hit the jackpot.  Shannon played the machine for about 30 minutes before she hit and won $231,459. That's a pretty nice anniversary gift.

According to Las Vegas TV station KTNV, Shannon says she plans to use some of her winnings to pay off her car. Shannon gives her husband partial credit for the big win, claiming he is her good luck charm.

When asked if see had any winning advice for others, she just said "Good luck Baby"

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