Peter­bor­ough man wins two casino jack­pots this year

The Peterborough Examiner - - News - TAY­LOR CLYSDALE

Af­ter buy­ing a car with the winnings of his $20,000 jack­pot from Fe­bru­ary, Robert Billinghur­st isn’t sure what he’s go­ing to do with the $50,000 slots jack­pot he won on Fri­day from Casino Rama.

“It’s been a good year,” said Billinghur­st, rais­ing his cheque for $50,307.

The Peter­bor­ough man de­cided to go to Casino Rama af­ter a weekend trip to the U.S. fell through due to a den­tal surgery, he said.

“Be­cause I can­celled the trip I thought I would go up to Casino Rama,” Billinghur­st said.

He doesn’t go to Casino Rama of­ten, only about two times a year, he said, and he was only there for a cou­ple hours. It was his fifth round on the ma­chine when it de­clared he had won the jack­pot and spec­ta­tors be­gan to crowd around him.

This is Billinghur­st’s sec­ond run of good luck this year, af­ter he won $20,000 in Fe­bru­ary at Shore­lines Casino Peter­bor­ough, he said.

His plan so far is to live off the money for the next few years while shar­ing a por­tion with his fam­ily.

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