New Jersey Man Wins $1 Million Jackpot at Borgata
A $1 million jackpot was hit at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City as of late on
Three Card Poker “6 Card Bonus” game. As indicated by the casino, at no other time in the
casino’s 15-year history has a measure of this size been paid for a bet of just $5.
On December 22, during the occasion end of the week at Borgata, Christmas came right on time
for an 85-year-old resigned man from Lakewood, New Jersey, after he opposed the chances,
transforming a $5 wager into a gigantic seven-figure payout. His unimaginable success comes
only a day after his better half was analyzed as malignant growth free, as indicated by media
The fortunate man was distinguished as Harold McDowell, a resigned Ringwood open works
chief, and his better half played Three-Card Poker on Saturday evening at Atlantic City’s biggest
In Three Card Poker, players contend with the dealer, and both player and dealer have
managed three cards. The game beginnings with the player putting down an underlying bet
wager and furthermore have the choice to place “Pair Plus” and “6-Card Bonus” side wagers.
The 6-Card Bonus side wager at Borgata casino allows players to win a million dollars with a
complete base bet as little as $5. When wagers are placed, the player and dealer’s hands are
consolidated to frame the best five-card mix from those six cards.
On his day of reckoning, McDowell was managed a Ten, Queen, and Ace of Diamonds, while the
dealer’s hand was the Nine, Jack, and King of Diamonds to make an uncommon six-card Royal
Straight Flush of jewels. The chances of hitting a five-card Royal Flush in Texas Hold’em are 1
out of 649,000, and according to wizardofodds.com, the odds of hitting a six-card Royal Straight
Flush are uncommon to such an extent that one could just hit it once in 20.3 million.
This additionally made it the first run through in Borgata’s multi-year history that a $5 wager
won a prize of that worth.
The updates on him winning the jackpot made it to a few TV news channels where he told the
columnists that lone every day prior to, his significant other Mrs. McDowell, who had been
doing combating malignant growth as of late, was analyzed as disease-free subsequent to
experiencing various medical procedures for both liver and colon malignant growth. The
million-dollar jackpot couldn’t possess come at superior energy for the couple.
“I was stunned,” McDowell said to the New York Post. “I stayed there like a simpleton.”
“I happened to play beside my better half. I had my back to her. I pivoted [and] stated, ‘I simply
won a million dollars,'” he told the New York Post. “She let me know, ‘You’re brimming with
He further said that the live casino took, at any rate, $200,000 in expenses, and he intends to
give the vast majority of his rewards to their children. He likewise made a liberal tip to the
Borgata dealers by parting with $25,000 from his rewards, as indicated by Borgata’s Facebook
Only a couple of months back, in late September 2018, a lady from Hawthorne, New Jersey,
won a jackpot of about $2.4 million on a bet of just $10, likewise at the Borgata casino.
Truth be told, the previous year, various jackpots were hit in both the on the web and live
casinos. An unknown card shark hit the Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot for $21.7 million, the
greatest online dynamic payout ever in September 2018.
Atlantic City casinos paid out $21.9 million in the slot and online jackpots through August, as
per reports from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. Players at the Borgata casino alone
hit jackpots of $50,000 or progressively multiple times in 2018 for a sum of $5.197 million.