Who knows what passes through the minds of a slot player when they are winner and their mate pleads with them to come home with money?
Perhaps if you could catch up with Gerald Phillips Jr., 51, he could tell you how he felt. Perhaps guilt went through his thoughts but he didn't leave.
It started when his wife, Kimberly, gave him $200 of her $700 income tax refund. He lost half of it immediately at the Salt River Reservation. They talked on the phone. She wanted him to come home with the $100 he had left. They talked again later after he won a $500 jackpot.
He just couldn't leave, he felt his wife wouldn't be mad at him because he had some money now, so he moved to the winning machine and shot $60 into it. The bells rang, the lights flashed, Phillips probably almost had a heart attack when he found out that he'd won $5.7 million.
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