Couple win nearly $1 million in penny slots

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A couple from Arizona gambling on a Willy Wonka-themed penny slot machine at a Las Vegas casino won nearly $1 million over the weekend, KMPH reported.

According to Caesars Entertainment, Nicholas Blaskowski and Nicole Perry, of Phoenix, hit the jackpot at Harrah's Las Vegas on Sunday while playing Willy Wonka: World of Wonka. The payout was $944,337.37, KMPH reported.

Blaskowski and Perry were “shocked and excited,” a Caesars spokeswoman said in a news release, adding that the couple are two of eight people who have hit $100,000 or more at Caesars properties.

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