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Georgia woman wins $528K 'Games of Thrones' jackpot at Beau Rivage

PHOTO COURTESY OF BEAU RIVAGE CASINO 
 Sarah Minix of Georgia is all smiles after winning at jackpot of $528,047.23 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi on Monday, May 23, 2016. She won on the Game of Thrones penny progressive slot machine.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BEAU RIVAGE CASINO Sarah Minix of Georgia is all smiles after winning at jackpot of $528,047.23 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi on Monday, May 23, 2016. She won on the Game of Thrones penny progressive slot machine.

A Georgia woman is South Mississippi's latest jackpot winner, hitting for $528,047.23 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi.

Sarah Minix of Grantville, Ga., was playing the Game of Thrones progressive Monday at 2:07 a.m. when she hit the jackpot. She was playing a penny progressive slot machine.

In the last seven months, she is the second person to win a jackpot at the Beau Rivage and the second person from Georgia to go home a big winner.

In addition to Minix, recent winners of jackpots of half a million dollars or more at casinos in South Mississippi are:

-- In March, Hoang N. of Pascagoula won a $530,897 jackpot at IP casino playing The Walking Dead

-- In February, Lance T. of Georgia won a $616,118 jackpot at IP Casino playing Willy Wonka slot machine

-- In October, Matthew Manger of Sarasota, Fla., won $501,244 at Beau Rivage Casino playing Tarzan

-- In October, Evelyn H. of Milton, Florida, won a $1,519,819 jackpot at IP Casino playing Wheel of Fortune

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