Chester man took wife's advice to win Vegas jackpot
By HUNTER McGEE
Union Leader Correspondent | August 25. 2014 8:13PM
Chester residents Walter and Linda Misco struck it big in Las Vegas Friday night, with Walter winning $2.4 million on a slot machine. (Courtesy)
The advice from his wife Linda paid off substantially, as Misco won a historic jackpot of $2.4 million.
The 66-year-old retired business owner told MGM he had read an article online recently about the Lion’s Share machine, but didn’t think too much about it until hearing from his wife. The machine had developed a following because, for years, it had stubbornly refused to yield its top jackpot, according to MGM. It ultimately became the single most popular slot machine at MGM Grand, with its own fan Facebook page and Twitter account, according to the hotel.
Every time I walked by, there were five or six people lined up,” Misco said. “But at eleven o’clock was my window of opportunity. There was nobody there, so I sat down. I put $100 in the machine and had $127 in credits when it hit. I’d probably been playing for five minutes.”