John Johnson of Golden, Colo., rolled a 552 series in the USBC Open Championships at the National Bowling Stadium, and won $10 million.
As you might suspect, there's a little more to the story...
When Johnson arrived at the Reno airport, he got off the plane, walked over to a bank of Megabucks progressive slot machines, and deposited $20 in one of the machines. A few minutes later, he had won a jackpot valued at $10,422,754.08.
That's right, he not only won $10 million, but he did it at the airport —
generally referred to as the place where the city grabs the last few dollars out of your wallet as you prepare to board a plane for home. Talk about long odds...
"When it hit, we all kind of looked at each other and wondered what happened," Johnson said. "I kept telling my wife that something was going to go well this week, whether it was bowling or winning something, but I never could have imagined winning $10 million."
There was no report as to whether Johnson bought a round of drinks for his squad at the National Bowling Stadium. As was reported last week, drinking is now allowed during competition in the USBC Open Championships.