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Local man hits $14 million jackpot at Rampart Casino

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Christopher DeVargas

The Rampart Casino is shown, Monday Sept. 26, 2011.

Updated Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 | 1:22 p.m.

A local man who put $20 into a slot machine hit a jackpot Sunday afternoon, walking away from the Rampart Casino about $14 million richer, the casino said.

The man won $14,282,544 on a Megabucks slot machine, the casino said in a statement.

The man said he plans to donate the money to charity and his church, which holds services in a high school gymnasium, according to the statement. The church can now build its own location, he said.

The winner did not publicly disclose his name but posed for a photo.

The man, who was visiting the casino with a friend from out of town, had been playing the machine for about five minutes when the jackpot hit, the statement said.

“We pay large jackpots all the time, and just today we are paying $14 million to a lucky local. We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting jackpot. It doesn’t get any better than this,” General Manager Michael Gaughan, Jr. said.

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