New Hampshire Couple Wins $2.4M in MGM Grand's 'Lion's Share'

PHOTO: Lights from passing vehicles are seen in front of the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas, March 4, 2009.
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For 20 years, thousands of people have tried to beat the odds, but no one pulled it off until one New Hampshire couple finally pulled the lever for one of Las Vegas' most anticipated jackpots.

Walter and Linda Misco hit the $2.4 million jackpot at MGM Grand casino's legendary slot machine, "The Lion's Share," Friday night.

"We've waited over 20 years for this! Our famous Lion's Share Finally Hit for $2.4 million," MGM Grand announced in a statement.

The slot machine is the last of the 50 original slot machines MGM Grand kept on its gambling floor.

"This game probably gets played about five times more than our average game on the casino floor. Our staff gets asked every single day, multiple times a day where this game is from people who haven't played it before," Justin Andrews of MGM Grand said.

And because it's a progressive slot machine, after 20 years of playing, the payoff added up to a cool $2.4 million.

It is estimated that people played "The Lion's Share" almost once every five seconds every day for 20 years.

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