What a few days of winning it has been at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City! Since Sunday evening, $1.6 million in jackpots have been awarded at the Hard Rock.

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The big money went to an Atlantic County resident and local plumbing and HVAC contractor named James, who hit a $1.3 million Royal Flush Mega Jackpot on Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em with a $5 progressive bet, becoming an instant millionaire.

James also gets the quote of the year honors for his comparison of plumbing with  winning big at cards.

“It is surreal to have hit a $1.3 million jackpot, especially because playing cards is a little different than laying pipe.  “We plan to take care of our family, put money away for our kids and my wife deserves a nice trip.”

According to a Hard Rock press release, other winners in the last few days included a local from Mays Landing who won a jackpot of $90,000 playing Blazing 7s Monday, and two slot machine big winners on Sunday, one for $168,657 on Dollar Storm and the other for an $80,000 jackpot on Double Gold.

Congratulations to the winners,. Please don't win all the money, save some for the rest of us!