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IP Casino Biloxi has $479K jackpot winner

PHOTO COURTESY OF IP CASINO BILOXI 
 Kendrick V. of Atlanta won a jackpot of $479,390.93 Tuesday at IP Casino Resort Biloxi while playing Willy Wonka, his favorite slot machine.
PHOTO COURTESY OF IP CASINO BILOXI Kendrick V. of Atlanta won a jackpot of $479,390.93 Tuesday at IP Casino Resort Biloxi while playing Willy Wonka, his favorite slot machine.

The slots at IP Casino Biloxi continue to pay jackpots, with a Georgia man winning his Willy Wonka "golden ticket" Tuesday.

Kendrick V., no last name provided, had been playing his favorite slot machine for about an hour when he hit the jackpot of $479,390.93.

The Atlanta man said he plans to pay off his mortgage with his winnings.

This win continues a series of jackpots at the IP Casino, which has awarded more than $2 million in jackpots this year. Another Atlanta resident, Lance T., also was playing the Willy Wonka slot in February when he won and a Coast resident, Hoang N. of Pascagoula, hit a jackpot at IP in March.

Recent jackpots won at South Mississippi casinos:

-- In June, Kendrick V. of Atlanta won $479,390.93 at IP Casino playing Willy Wonka

-- In May, Sarah Minix of Grantville, Ga., won $528,047 at Beau Rivage playing Game of Thrones

-- 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

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

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

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