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Waipahu babysitter wins Las Vegas jackpot

Nov 22, 2008 12:10 AM

Staff & Wire Reports |

A 24-year-old Waipahu woman, on her first trip to Las Vegas, is worrying less about the nation's economy.

That's because Jessica Agbunag won $2.4 million on Wednesday at a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the California Hotel and Casino.

Agbunag is a baby sitter who graduated high school in 2002. She was in Las Vegas with her boyfriend and family in remembrance of her grandmother's birthday. Her grandmother was a frequent visitor to Las Vegas who loved slot machines.

The Wheel of Fortune machines were good to Agbunag.

She twice won much smaller amounts earlier this week at the same casino.

But on Wednesday, she inserted $16 into a Mega-Jackpot machine and it hit big. She says she plans to pay off a car note and give some money to relatives.