Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Friday

December 21, 2012

Man wins $64,423 for bad poker hand

TRAVERSE CITY — A poker jackpot that awards money for a losing hand paid out $64,423 to an Ellsworth man at the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel.

The 50 percent payout of the "Bad Beat Jackpot" was doled out Tuesday to Lenny Miller, who was one of eight poker players at a poker table where the progressive jackpot hit. Miller won the jackpot with a losing hand of two sevens. Another player won $32,211 with a pair of queens. Several other players at the table when the jackpot hit won $5,000 each.

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