Civic Conscience: Vietnam Vet Wins $2.98 Million; Will Keep His Business Open to Save Employees' Jobs
Ya gotta like this guy. He and a friend are on a mission to get supplies to build a new ice house when his wife calls to say she feels lucky.
So he listened, and they both got lucky, with a $2.98 million payout from a Marilyn Monroe-themed jackpot. Despite his new-found millionaire status, Orville Erickson plans to keep his business, K & L Sandblast and Painting, going so that his employees keep their jobs.
Orville Erickson could hardly believe it but his wife, Dorothea, says she "just had a feeling" it might be a lucky weekend.
Orville Erickson hit a $2.98 million jackpot on a nickel slot machine Saturday at the Dakota Magic Casino near Hankinson. Slots manager Darrell Mireau said it was the largest jackpot in the casino's 11-year history.