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(Philly.com)   Wife reads about a notoriously stubborn MGM Grand slot machine online and tells her husband to play it, and becomes the best wife ever after they win the $2.4 million jackpot   (philly.com) divider line 37
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2014-08-24 09:23:36 AM  
And she will never, ever, ever let him forget it.
 
2014-08-24 11:08:47 AM  
Wife immediately files for divorce and claims half of the winnings is hers?
 
GBB
2014-08-24 11:11:57 AM  
Wins $2.4M.  Says they will set money aside to send their 5 kids to college.  Barely will have enough left over for a new car.

They ain't kidding about college being expensive.
 
2014-08-24 11:12:28 AM  
"Wife...notoriously stubborn..." is all I read of the headline. Sounds pretty normal.
 
2014-08-24 11:15:31 AM  

texdent: Wife immediately files for divorce and claims half of the winnings is hers?


She's in her 60's, so prob not as likely as the husband trading her in for a young trophy wife.

But maybe they are happily married, and this will just make them happier.
 
2014-08-24 11:19:12 AM  
Honey, I need to go to this limo and make a quick retroactive adjustment to our pre-nuptial agreement. I'll be right back.
 
2014-08-24 11:20:18 AM  
Oddly enough, this is a grand testament to the value of literacy.

Congrats on them.
 
2014-08-24 11:20:48 AM  
And the casino will say the machine had a defect and will refuse to pay out.
 
2014-08-24 11:21:45 AM  
How much of that $2.4 million ya want to wager grand kids end up being maintenance men or hotel maids?
 
2014-08-24 11:30:47 AM  

Cymbal: texdent: Wife immediately files for divorce and claims half of the winnings is hers?

She's in her 60's, so prob not as likely as the husband trading her in for a young trophy wife.

But maybe they are happily married, and this will just make them happier.


I kind of like that this happened to an old, retired couple.  I hope they use it to just pay off whatever debts they might have and then travel or something.
 
2014-08-24 11:32:24 AM  

rikkidoxx: And the casino will say the machine had a defect and will refuse to pay out.


Came here to say this.
 
2014-08-24 11:39:05 AM  

99.998er: How much of that $2.4 million ya want to wager grand kids end up being maintenance men or hotel maids?


What's wrong with making an honest buck? You can't just give the grand kids money or they'll grow up to be shiatty people.
 
2014-08-24 12:22:40 PM  
I don't gamble or buy lottery.  So, I will just have to save for my grand kids education. Maybe should try the casino!
 
2014-08-24 12:32:35 PM  
I'm curious if the thought was "Hey, the payout algorithm hasn't had a jackpot in over a decade, it may be close to a huge prize if the lower payouts have brought the return ratio to unacceptable tolerances; we should get in on that" or more along the lines of "It hasn't hit in ages; it's DUE!"

Kudos to them for winning either way.
 
2014-08-24 12:32:38 PM  

rikkidoxx: And the casino will say the machine had a defect and will refuse to pay out.


^ DING DING DING DING DING
 
2014-08-24 12:34:17 PM  
... and a million people will read this, and throw their savings into sucker bets, losing what little they have.
 
2014-08-24 12:37:17 PM  
2.4 million is a ton of money but it isn't 'spoil and ruin your grandkids lives' money. Good for them.
 
2014-08-24 12:52:20 PM  
Happy for em.

I know it's fark but lighten up y'all
 
2014-08-24 12:55:37 PM  

rikkidoxx: And the casino will say the machine had a defect and will refuse to pay out.


That machine is the last one left of a dozen or so installed 20 years ago. Even though it was very old by Vegas standards, they couldn't just legally remove it (even if they wanted to), until it paid its jackpot out since it was tied into a progressive. I believe every other one in that bank that hit was then given to the winner. They will actually be glad to finally get rid of that outdated machine.
 
2014-08-24 01:03:31 PM  

namegoeshere: And she will never, ever, ever let him forget it........


........when she hauls ass with half and the pool man.
 
2014-08-24 01:24:19 PM  

rikkidoxx: And the casino will say the machine had a defect and will refuse to pay out.


You guys are either too cynical or watch too many movies. Large payouts happen in Vegas all the time.

I've played the machine in question - in the last few years, there was almost always a small crowd and line after a few articles pointed out that it was the last of its type and had to payout before it could be legally removed. Good for these folks.
 
2014-08-24 01:37:57 PM  

GBB: Wins $2.4M.  Says they will set money aside to send their 5 kids to college.  Barely will have enough left over for a new car.

They ain't kidding about college being expensive.


$2.4 million times 65% (federal maximum rate) = $1.56 million.  No state income tax in New Hampshire.

Five grandchildren with annual tuition of $50,000.

Baccalaureate costs = $1 million

$560 thousand can buy a very nice car or a new one every year for the next decade.

Five grandkids turn into hippy social activists railing against mommom and poppop for being a couple of grubby materialists -- Priceless.
 
2014-08-24 01:48:40 PM  
Best ex-wife ever, subby.
 
2014-08-24 01:54:11 PM  

Prey4reign: Five grandchildren with annual tuition of $50,000.


And probably only two or three of those kids even have the skills to do anything with a college education, but if they fund one, they have to send them all.
That would hurt me a lot more than giving my money away--paying for my grandson Trog to flunk out.
 
2014-08-24 02:34:22 PM  
Nothing good has ever happened to me. Not in love, money nor politics.
 
2014-08-24 02:45:58 PM  

chuy1530: 2.4 million is a ton of money but it isn't 'spoil and ruin your grandkids lives' money. Good for them.


It could be for ONE of them.

I say they ditch the scholarship idea for all of them and just spoil the shiat out of ONE grandchild.  Give him or her a rockstar lifestyle for as long as the money lasts, starting at the age of 18.
 
2014-08-24 03:22:04 PM  
Now what do you do with 2.4 million MGM tokens? ;-)
 
2014-08-24 03:44:01 PM  

top_shelf: rikkidoxx: And the casino will say the machine had a defect and will refuse to pay out.

That machine is the last one left of a dozen or so installed 20 years ago. Even though it was very old by Vegas standards, they couldn't just legally remove it (even if they wanted to), until it paid its jackpot out since it was tied into a progressive. I believe every other one in that bank that hit was then given to the winner. They will actually be glad to finally get rid of that outdated machine.


Heck, I'd love to win a contest or raffle with one of those vintage slot machines as a prize, if it is one of the mechanical ones, and not the newer computer-based ones.

/There is something about vintage machines that rely on gears and clockworks that holds a certain fascination for me.
 
2014-08-24 04:00:18 PM  
So pretty much like every other time she's accidentally been right since the day they met.
 
2014-08-24 04:06:05 PM  
Loreweaver:

/There is something about vintage machines that rely on gears and clockworks that holds a certain fascination for me.

I'm not much of a slots guy (poker and blackjack are my games of choice), but SO MUCH THIS!  I love the old three-reel slots and can't stand the whole computerized, 50 paylines, you have to have a rocket scientist next to you to figure out what the winning combinations are thing.  Yeah, I know, they tell you after your spin, but I much prefer the old school machines.
 
2014-08-24 04:16:17 PM  

GBB: Wins $2.4M.  Says they will set money aside to send their 5 kids to college.  Barely will have enough left over for a new car.

They ain't kidding about college being expensive.


Well, first you have to pay taxes on it, so they'll have about enough for community college and a Kia.
 
2014-08-24 06:34:35 PM  

top_shelf: rikkidoxx: And the casino will say the machine had a defect and will refuse to pay out.

That machine is the last one left of a dozen or so installed 20 years ago. Even though it was very old by Vegas standards, they couldn't just legally remove it (even if they wanted to), until it paid its jackpot out since it was tied into a progressive. I believe every other one in that bank that hit was then given to the winner. They will actually be glad to finally get rid of that outdated machine.


I wanted to play it, but the lines were always too long.
 
2014-08-25 12:00:31 AM  
They'll probably waste it on food instead of using it wisely on hookers and blow.
 
2014-08-25 12:19:09 AM  
When I was working at the MGM Grand as an utility porter on the graveyard shift, we got this supervisor who was a forcibly retired prison guard who treated everybody like crap ( responsible for the deaths of two casino porters who came to work feeling very very sick and refusing to let them go to the then on property clinic we had in the back ).
One day, one of our guests were winning big at one of the Big Bertha slots in the lobby area. The guest had buckets of coins everywhere. Our fine upstanding supervisor then tried to steal a couple buckets of coins by holding them under his jacket and snaking back to the EVS offices with them. Security caught him of course.
Hopefully the supervisor met a few old friends after metro came and picked him up.
 
2014-08-25 01:31:01 AM  

rikkidoxx: And the casino will say the machine had a defect and will refuse to pay out.


Came here to say the same thing.
 
2014-08-25 12:14:36 PM  

wildcardjack: GBB: Wins $2.4M.  Says they will set money aside to send their 5 kids to college.  Barely will have enough left over for a new car.

They ain't kidding about college being expensive.

Well, first you have to pay taxes on it, so they'll have about enough for community college and a Kia.


Point and laugh at the guy who doesn't know the difference between capital gains tax and income tax.
 
2014-08-25 01:56:15 PM  

BoothbyTCD: wildcardjack: GBB: Wins $2.4M.  Says they will set money aside to send their 5 kids to college.  Barely will have enough left over for a new car.

They ain't kidding about college being expensive.

Well, first you have to pay taxes on it, so they'll have about enough for community college and a Kia.

Point and laugh at the guy who doesn't know the difference between capital gains tax and income tax.


You mean you?

Gambling income, including from slot machines, is taxed as income.
 
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