Laurel man bets $5, wins $1M at Maryland casino

Manuel Ortiz won over $1 million at the Live! Casino and Hotel on Saturday. (Courtesy Lori A. Russo)

WASHINGTON — A man who bet just $5 is now a millionaire after winning over $1 million at a Maryland casino on Saturday.

Manuel Ortiz, of Laurel, Maryland, scooped $1,075,710 after hitting the Super 4 Blackjack Progressive jackpot at Live! Casino and Hotel in Hanover, Maryland.

Ortiz placed his $5 bet and went onto win at the Super 4 Blackjack table.

He won the money after playing for just under two hours, according to President of Stanton Communications, Lori. A Russo.

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