A Pennsylvania woman won nearly $1 million playing slots at the Borgata this week ā€” on her birthday.

The woman, from Bensalem, Pa., wished to remain anonymous.

A statement from the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa said that the woman was celebrating both her and her cousin's birthday Monday night. She had only played $50 when she hit a jackpot of $924,231.89 on a $1 "Wheel of Fortune" progressive slot machine.

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Borgata quoted the woman as saying she didn't know what happened until the woman two seats across from her yelled out that she had hit the jackpot.

ā€œIā€™m still in shock,ā€ the woman is quoted as saying.

The near-million dollar payout was the third time in two months that there has been a major jackpot at the Borgata.

On New Year's Eve, a Maryland man won $3.8 million on a similar "Wheel of Fortune" slot machine, and in January, Aubrey G. Hart Jr., of Virginia, won $250,000.

The Borgata said it has paid out more than $5 million in slot jackpots over the past seven weeks.

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