BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A Michigan man, who came to Mississippi for a friend's funeral, has won a $7.2 million progressive jackpot at the Palace Casino in Biloxi.
Casino officials tell the Sun Herald that Tyler Morris of Montague, Mich., won the jackpot Feb. 15 after attending his friend's funeral.
Morris hit the jackpot between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
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