New Jersey Man Turns $5 Bet Into $1M at Atlantic City Casino

"Harold" was at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, playing Three Card Poker's "6 Card Bonus" bet

Happy holidays, indeed! A gambler from Lakewood, New Jersey, turned a small bet into a huge payoff Saturday when he delivered a royal flush -- and the casino delivered his $1 million winnings.

The man is only being identified as "Harold M.," which seems smart. But we do know how the bet went down.

"Harold" was at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, playing Three Card Poker's "6 Card Bonus" bet. He bet $5. And he was dealt the 10, queen and ace of diamonds.

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Nice. Even nicer: The dealer’s hand was the 9, jack and king of diamonds.

The result was a 6-card diamond Royal Flush.

According to a spokesman for the casino, experts at wizardofodds.com confirm that the odds of hitting the 6-card Bonus Royal Flush are 1 in 20,348,320.

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