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JLo's mother wins pounds 1.3m on casino's slot machine.

Actress Jennifer Lopez is no longer the only millionaire in her family.

Her mother won a pounds 1.3 million jackpot playing a slot machine in Atlantic City at the weekend.

Guadalupe Lopez was playing the popular Wheel of Fortune machines at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa when she hit the jackpot, a casino spokesman said.

'It was divine intervention,' she said. 'I have a great devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of Mexico and the Americas, and had just looked up at the two million dollars and said a little prayer to her when I hit the jackpot. Our Lady really looks out for me.

'When I won, my knees started shaking and I started yelling and screaming.'

Now Guadalupe plans to use a portion of her winnings, which will be paid out over 20 years, to start a college fund for her two grandchildren.

'I'm all about family. All I ever wanted is to help them, now I can,' she said.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Apr 7, 2004
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