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Retired technician hits Wheel of Fortune

Oct 7, 2008 5:04 PM

by GT Staff |

Aging biker Rodney Lee Plett, 70, is the lucky winner of a $269,441 Wheel of Fortune quarter MegaJackpot. Plett, who was visiting Reno with friends, was in town for the city’s annual Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival.

A San Jose, California resident, Plett hit the jackpot at Fitzgeralds Hotel and Casino two weeks ago.

"It was serendipitous that I played the winning machine," said the 70-year-old retired electrician. "I realized something big had happened when no numbers appeared on the game."

Plett says that Wheel of Fortune is his favorite game. In fact, he was the winner of $500 when playing the game on a cruise to Panama. Plett is unsure what he will do with the winnings.

"This hasn’t sunk in yet," he adds. "I really just feel blessed."