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Jackpot! LI woman wins nearly $2M at Connecticut casino Mohegan Sun

Cindy Montalbano of Franklin Square won nearly $2

Cindy Montalbano of Franklin Square won nearly $2 million last week at Mohegan Sun casino, seen in 2012, in Uncasville, Conn. Credit: AP/Jessica Hill

A Franklin Square woman hit the jackpot at a Connecticut casino, winning nearly $2 million on a penny slot machine.

Cindy Montalbano played the Wizard of Oz slot at Mohegan Sun on Oct. 3 and cashed in at $1,984,388.38, the casino said Tuesday.

That amount is one of the largest won on a progressive jackpot at the casino, according to Mohegan Sun. In progressive slot machine games, the jackpot rises as the players put coins into the slot. A small percentage of each coin feeds the jackpot.

Montalbano’s win came three weeks after a Bethel, Connecticut, man won $875,898.88 on a table game, Mohegan Sun said.

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