Prayers pay off for Wheel of Fortune mega-jackpot winner

Apr 24, 2008 8:34 PM

By GT Staff and Wire Reports | Ronald D. Baney had been praying for a major jackpot just prior to winning a $582,687 Wheel of Fortune quarter MegaJackpot at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on Tuesday. Baney, an annual visitor from Machesney Park, Illinois, found himself in disbelief after the big win.

"I was getting good vibes off of this machine," said the excited Baney. "I felt as if something great was coming. I had been praying about it."

The 63-year-old machinist regularly plays Wheel of Fortune during his visits to Las Vegas. The lucky winner had played approximately $50 when the big win hit.

Baney plans to continue working and will use the winnings to pay for his daughter’s wedding, help others with cash gifts and give to his church.

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