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$6.4M table game jackpot hits at Las Vegas Strip casino

Updated January 8, 2023 - 12:32 pm

Someone won a chance to possibly purchase 3.2 million Mega Millions tickets.

Thomas Zanot of Las Vegas won a $6,443,401 progressive jackpot early Sunday after drawing a straight flush on pai gow poker at the Flamingo, the casino’s Twitter account posted.

The cards were eight, nine, 10, jack, queen and ace of spades with a joker. In pai gow, a joker can be used as an ace or to complete a straight and/or flush.

Zanot had been playing pai gow for about three hours before his big win, a spokesperson from Caesars Entertainment said Monday, adding that he hopes to use his winnings to buy a house.

The pai gow poker progressive links more than 40 Pai Gow tables across Caesars’ properties statewide in Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Laughlin and Reno.

Winners across the Las Vegas Valley

Boulder Station

This would be 5,000 Mega Millions tickets, with a few steak dinners to spare.


For now, we’re done doing the Mega Millions conversion math.

Contact Tony Garcia at tgarcia@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0307. Follow @TonyGLVNews on Twitter.

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