A Monmouth County woman's life has changed and all it took was a lucky spin on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine in Atlantic City.

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Have you ever been to Atlantic City and looked at the sea of slots with jackpots swelling to hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions, and thought "does anybody ever win that money?"

You may hear people claim they have a "strategy" on how to hit it big on the slots.

According to Game Sense, in reality, most slot machines contain random number generators that can produce thousands of numbers per second. Each of these numbers is associated with a different combination of symbols. Whether you win or lose is determined by the random number generated in the exact instant you activate each play.
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 The odds of winning $1 million on a slot machine is about 1 in 500 million. You have a better chance of becoming President of the United States (no thanks), winning an Oscar, or gold medal at the Olympics.

Congratulations to Monmouth County's own Donna who won a whopping $1,644,349.78 playing a Wheel of Fortune slot at Resorts in Atlantic City.

I'm more of a blackjack guy, but when I play slots I always go for Wheel of Fortune and hope to get a "spin." I won $1,000 on a machine a while ago at Borgata.

Can you imagine the rush Donna must have felt when all of the stars aligned and the bells and lights started going crazy?

It's awesome to see someone actually win big. It's even better when it's someone from right here in the area.

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