A New Jersey man got an early – and unlikely – Christmas present when he won $1 million on a $5 bet at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Saturday. It was the first time in the resort's 15-year history a $5 wager netted such a prize, CBS Philadelphia reported.
The casino tweeted that the lucky winner, identified as Harold M. of Lakewood, N.J., put $5 on the Three Card Poker "6 Card Bonus" wager.
The man was dealt a 10, Queen and Ace of Diamonds, while the dealer held a 9, Jack and King of Diamonds.
That gave the winner a "6 card Royal Straight Flush of Diamonds" – and a million bucks.
According to CBS Philadelphia, experts say the odds of hitting the flush are one in 20,348,320. By comparison, the odds of winning the $1.6 billionin October was roughly 1 in 300 million.