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Small Bets Produce Big $1.3M Win For Plumber At Atlantic City Casino

James, a plumber and Atlantic County's newest millionaire, courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Photo Credit: Courtesy/ Hard Rock Hotel Casino -- Atlantic City
James, an Atlantic County plumber, shortly after he banked $1.3 million courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Photo Credit: Courtesy/ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino -- Atlantic City
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Photo Credit: Google Maps

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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