On March 14, 2007, Marguerit Pittman, a former school district worker from the Pemberton Township, won a total of $2.4 million while playing the Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.
Ms. Pittman just needed $0.05 to play at the machines. She first visited the Borgata casino last April and returned at least once a month. Just last month she experienced some luck at the casino slots and used the voucher she won from her previous trip.
Pittman had around $800 at one point, yet she continued to lose. But her luck changed around 2:30 a.m. when she changed her seat. She recalls that she decided to change her seat to see if she could change her luck and she did on the very next pull. Pittman said that the machine started flashing the message “call the attendant” and at first she was scared, but that emotion quickly switched to happiness when Pittman called the attendants. They came to the machine and verified that she had won the jackpot!
62 year-old Pittman retired from her clerical job at the Pemberton School District almost 3 years ago. She currently lives in Brown Mills, New Jersey. She plans to take a vacation with her husband and give some money to her children and grandchildren. According to Pittman, her awesome win still hasn’t sunk in. She said that she believed her good fortune when she actually saw the money. Pittman added that her family is really happy about her win.