75-year-old poker fan cashes $550K at Mashantucket casino

The Foxwoods Rainmaker Casino has paid out a staggering $549,950 in cash to a poker fan. Francis Soule was enjoying his favorite card game when he struck oil. The 75-year-old Vietnam veteran benefitted from a royal flush, netting him an eye-watering bonanza.

Shocked by massive poker win

Francis Soule at poker tableA spokesperson for the casino noted that Soule’s payout is among the biggest ever at the Mashantucket-based gambling resort. The Springfield resident was playing the crazy 4 poker game when he scored a royal flush. “I was a little numb at the beginning", he told after claiming his winnings worth $549,950. Soule plans to speak to a financial adviser and currently does not have any plans for his newfound wealth.

Poker veteran born under a lucky star

Soule considers himself a fortunate man after his triple bypass surgery in 2004, while he also struggled with a defective defibrillator. He loves to play poker at the Foxwoods Rainmaker Casino, and both his spouse and her sister join him on a regular basis. The 75-year-old gambling enthusiast is every inch a poker fan as he plays the popular card game for more than five decades.
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