Bowie man turns $5 wager into over $686K in winnings at Maryland casino

    Wendell Holmes of Bowie, MD, who turned a $5 wager into a $686,142 win at Live! Casino & Hotel on February 15th after hitting the Super 4 Blackjack Progressive jackpot. (Photo courtesy of Adam Yosim/Stanton Communications)

    A Bowie man walked into a Maryland casino with a $5 wager and cashed out with $686,142 in winnings.

    On Feb. 15, Wendell Holmes placed the small wager and won big after hitting the Super 4 Blackjack Progressive jackpot at Live! Casino & Hotel.

    Live! Casino & Hotel announced the addition of two new table games called Stax Super 4 Progressive Blackjack and Royal 9 Progressive Baccarat, according to a company release.

    The top jackpot on each of the games starts at $50,000 and a player could hit with just a single $5 wager.

    The release states the casino is also offering an exclusive "must-hit" progressive jackpot that is guaranteed to hit between $100 and $500 for the same $5 wager.

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