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A New Jersey man was awarded $1.3 million at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Sunday, October 11.

James of South Jersey hit the Royal Flush Mega Jackpot with a $5 progressive bet on Ultimate Texas Hold ’em. The plumber and HVAC contractor became an instant millionaire.

“It is surreal to have hit a $1.3 million jackpot, especially because playing cards is a little different than laying pipe,” James told Eyewitness News. “We plan to take care of our family, put money away for our kids and my wife deserves a nice trip.”

Hard Rock Atlantic City also revealed details on additional winnings over the weekend as well.