Playing cards is a little different than fixing pipes, a South Jersey plumber-turned-millionaire found in Atlantic City.
Small bets made the difference this week when the Atlantic County resident and HVAC contractor hit a $1.3 million royal flush mega jackpot.
James, whose last name was withheld for privacy reasons, left the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as an instant millionaire, Atlantic City casino officials said.
The local plumber was making progressive $5 bets in an ultimate Texas Hold'em card game when he won the mega jackpot, reports said.
“It is surreal to have hit a $1.3 million jackpot, especially because playing cards is a little different than laying pipe,” James said, according to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “We plan to take care of our family, put money away for our kids and my wife deserves a nice trip.”
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