ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (PRESS RELEASE) -– Myles Parkinson was just looking for a weekend of fun in Atlantic City, but what he got turned out to be the biggest thrill of his life.
On Saturday, Aug. 17 at 3:55 p.m., Myles hit three Wheel of Fortune symbols at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City to win the top progressive of $190,976.
"I was just down for the weekend with my cousin and I went to Harrah's to make a visit and play some slots," said an elated Parkinson. "I was sitting there and kind-of playing from machine to machine, making my way through, when I moved to the Wheel of Fortune slot. I put in 20 bucks, and by the third pull, I hit it. I'm really still in shock. It is all hard to believe, just unbelievable."
The Baltimore County Public School heating and air conditioning repairman was playing on a Wheel of Fortune machine situated near the Harrah's Resort escalators next to the self-park garage at the time of the jackpot.
"Wheel of Fortune is my favorite machine, basically because of the wheel spinning and of course because of the TV show," Parkinson added. "I've won small amounts before like four grand, but this is the biggest one by far."
When asked what he plans on doing with his winnings Parkinson said, "Putting a down payment on a house possibly, save it probably. I'm not really sure yet to be honest; I'll make a decision in the future and wait it out for now."
Harrah's Resort Atlantic City is home to over 2,306 slot machines including favorites like the Titan 360, Million Degrees, Cashman Live and of course Wheel of Fortune, which keeps players spinning their favorite wheel.
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