Megabucks hits on heels of first-ever Jeopardy jackpot

Mar 20, 2001 7:01 AM

A New Jersey tourist had just collected her $368,500 instant winner jackpot on video Jeopardy at Harrah’s Las Vegas when, a mile or so away, at The Orleans, a New Hampshire man won $8 million on Megabucks.

Louise Hulbrock, of Toms River, N.J., had invested $20 in the five-cent Jeopardy when she became the first ever winner on the video slot adaptation of the popular TV show. John Ward of New Market, N.H., was playing Megabucks at The Orleans when he became the game’s second winner of the year.