Couple Wins $2.4M in MGM Grand Casino's Famous 'Lion's Share' Slot Machine

Legendary slot machine at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas pays out for the first time in 20 years.
2:35 | 08/24/14

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Business as usual. Thank you, kirit radio. The lion's share, yes, it has a name, is one of the busiest machines at the mgm grand. Has a cult following. Not because it pays out. In fact, just the opposite. No winner in 20 years. That is, until now. And our own lady luck, Mara schiavocampo here with the fascinating story. Reporter: Gamblers have come from all over the world the try their luck at this machine. Some would kiss it. Others talk to it. Some would curse at it. None of it ever worked. But after playing for about five minutes only, one lucky couple had the winning touch. ? amid the spectacular circus shows. And star-studded performances. You guys rock. Reporter: One of sin city's true legends. The elusive lion's share slot machine. When we first got here, Linda asked me what the big attraction was of this machine. She said, well you have to play that machine and win it. I was only doing what the boss told me to. Reporter: The oldest real machine on the mgm grand casino floor. Hasn't paid out a single jackpot since the casino opened more than 20 years ago. 1, 2, 3, pull. 1, 2, 3, spin. Please come on up, Walter and Linda. Reporter: Meet the couple from New Hampshire who tamed the lion. Reporter: Now a wroping $2.4 million richer. It's the most popular game on the floor. It's always had a cult following. We have had lines of people waiting to play it. Reporter: The slot, complete with the old school pull handle and reels boasts a legion of loyal fans. Keeping their eye on the treasure through its very own Facebook and Twitter profile. With a whole lot of luck on their side, the miskos have done the impossible. Walter has his eyes on another keepsake of his megawin. I can't wait to see that machine in my living room, to be honest with you. Reporter: The mgm grand is going to retire the machine. They're going to check and see if the miskos can take it home. Walter says they'll use the winnings to put their five grandchildren through college. He says he might get a fancy car. A special room for the machine. You're about to meet a brave and quick-thinking young girl. Home alone when a burglar broke

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