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Her $2.1M slot spin

Andy and Marlyne Dumoulin have more than two million reasons to smile.

Marlyne is the winner of the largest slot machine jackpot in Canadian history, which she won at Prince George's Treasure Cove Casino. She picked up a $2.1-million cheque Thursday at the B.C. Lottery Corporation's head office in Kamloops.

That $2.1 million came from a $3 spin, she says. She and her husband, Andy, were playing the machine July 13.

"I won $300 on one spin, so I said, 'Marlyne, you go ahead, spin the next one' because we had three free spins," Andy says. "And it stopped on jackpot bonus."

"All (of a) sudden our machine just died," Marlyne adds.

"And we were surrounded by security guards," Andy says. "We didn't know (what had happened)!" 

A light had gone off on the machine, but it wasn't a big, bright display. Staff knew what was going on though.

"It was no time at all they were surrounding us downstairs," Andy says. "The guy said he just about spit his coffee out of his mouth when he found out that machine won."

At first, Marlyne didn't realize how much she'd won, thinking at first it was $2,100. Staff explained that there were a few more zeros involved.

Now that they're millionaires, the couple is planning to travel. Andy was a truck driver (he was planning to retire in 10 months), driving between Langley and Prince George.

The two are planning to road trip in the near future, having already purchased a motorhome. They'll be headed to a family reunion in Edmonton this week.



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