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Katrina evacuee hits jackpot

After winning $1.6 million, New Orleanean wants a new house

Wednesday, October 5, 2005; Posted: 8:25 p.m. EDT (00:25 GMT)


Hurricane Katrina evacuee Jacquelyn Sherman won $1.6 million Tuesday playing the slots on whim.

(CNN) -- Jacquelyn Sherman had not had much luck since Hurricane Katrina sent her fleeing from her New Orleans home.

That changed on Tuesday, when the money flooded in.

The 57-year-old retired librarian won $1.6 million playing the slot machine at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana.

When asked how she'd spend the money, Sherman replied, "First of all, I would like to find somewhere to live because my house was destroyed in Katrina."

Sherman has been staying in her sister's three-bedroom home in Opelousas with about 26 other people since Katrina flooded 80 percent of New Orleans and left her homeless.

With $20 in hand, Sherman was en route with her sister to do some shopping when, on a whim, she decided to try her luck at the slots.

"I was on the road to Kmart and decided to stop at the casino," which is around the corner from her sister's home, she told CNN. (Watch entire interview -- 1:42)

Seventeen quarters and $4.25 later, she was a millionaire.

"When you first see it happen, you just go dunce," said Sherman, still appearing somewhat dazed by her good fortune.

"You just don't realize what done happened until the person next to you hits you and says, 'Well, you done did it.'"


Awww Bless her heart!! too cute
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just goes to show... when you lose everything... GAMBLE!
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congrats to her!
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thats amazing and bless her heart!!

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poor people hitting the lottery is usually a recipe for disaster.

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poor people hitting the lottery is usually a recipe for disaster.
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"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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The world needs more good stories like this!

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Glad to see she spent her FEMA money well.....

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Glad to see she spent her FEMA money well.....
fema hasnt disturbed any money yet

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Says who? I know PLENTY of people that got money. Mainly from the debit cards. Thank god they stopped that. Some people were abusing that.

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Glad to see she spent her FEMA money well.....
are we tad jealous?
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are we tad jealous?
yeah, alot

"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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Says who? I know PLENTY of people that got money. Mainly from the debit cards. Thank god they stopped that. Some people were abusing that.
i have not seem anything of money being giving out particularly with bottomless debit cards, even still not every has gotten fema money (if any one has ) so you dont know if she has fema money. you are just hating.

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