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So Now You're A Multimillionaire...

A Vegas cocktail waitress didn't need a prime time TV game show to become a millionaire.

For that matter, she doesn't have to worry about tips anymore, either.

Cynthia Jay won nearly $35 million Wednesday night from a slot machine at the Desert Inn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Her new fortune is the largest ever slot jackpot in the nation's history. So what's it like to be suddenly rich?

"It's definitely a strange feeling," the 37-year-old Jay told CBS' The Early Show on Friday.

A cocktail waitress at the Monte Carlo casino and hotel in Vegas, Jay never would have hit the jackpot without upping her ante. She said she often plays the Megabucks game when its jackpots are huge, but usually she spends only $21 at a time. When Jay decided to play another $6 anyway on the game, that extra investment turned out to be a lucky one in her last pull on the slots.

"I was like, 'I won. I think I won. I can't believe it.' I was hyperventilating," Jay recalled when she realized what had happened. "I was in disbelief. I still am, actually."

Jay said she'll split her winnings with her boyfriend, who plays the slots with her.

"All week we've been playing. There's no difference this time either. The extra $6 really didn't make the difference. We've been playing together," she said.

Already, Jay has received the first annual slice of her winnings - a check for nearly $1.5 million. She'll continue to get a hefty check each year over the next 25 years.

Once the attention and excitement subside, what will Jay do with all that money?

"I don't know. Take care of my family. Never have to work again, which is wonderful," she said.

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