Unemployed Man Becomes Millionaire - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

RENO, Nevada – As reported by the Contra Costa Times: "Nino Cefalu thought $2,000 would be a fine memento of his latest trip to Reno.

"But when a casino hostess told the San Ramon man he hadn't won $2,000, but more than $1 million, he couldn't believe it.

"But, after all the men in suits emerged from various doors in the Eldorado Casino asking him questions, shoring up house security, testing the Wheel of Fortune MegaJackpot slot machine into which Cefalu had slipped a crisp $100 bill a wealthier reality began to take hold.

"'I was in shock. I didn't think I'd won the big boy,' said the 25-year-old unemployed groundskeeper who became a millionaire about 2 a.m. Monday.

"…By 5 p.m. Monday, the effects of champagne, sleep deprivation and a life-altering MegaJackpot money-gram left Cefalu a bit woozy, if thoroughly thrilled.

"…Payouts this big are unusual for casinos, too. Rick Murdock, vice president of marketing for the Eldorado, said that casino cuts such a check once, maybe twice a year…"

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