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Double Jackpot: Man Wins $1 Million After Learning His Wife is Cancer-Free

“It was better news that she’s healthy – money isn’t the most important thing,”

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A New Jersey man who already felt like he’d hit the jackpot upon finding out his wife was cancer-free, won $1 million the very next day.

According to a Facebook post by the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, 85-year-old Harold McDowell hit a 6 card Royal Straight Flush of Diamonds after placing a small bet of $5.

The Casino went on to say that the odds of hitting a 6 card Bonus Royal Flush are just 1 in 20,348,320 – making McDowell a very lucky man

McDowell was sitting next to his wife at the poker table when he bet cash on a Six-Card Bonus in Three Card Poker, he said.

‘I happened to be playing next to my wife. I had my back to her. I turned around and said, “I just won a million dollars,'” he said.

‘She told me, “You’re full of crap.'”

McDowell said his 'big win' is nothing compared to the news he'd received earlier in the week. On December 22, McDowell’s wife, who had been battling liver and colon cancer for a few years was given a clean bill of health by her doctor.

“It was better news that she’s healthy – money isn’t the most important thing,” McDowell said in an interview with The New York Post.

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