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Reno Woman Wins Nearly $12 Million Jackpot at Bonanza

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Megabucks Winner Helena Stencel and Bonanza Casino’s Co-Owner Russ Sheltra Megabucks Winner Helena Stencel and Bonanza Casino’s Co-Owner Russ Sheltra

A Reno woman is nearly $12 million richer after playing Megabucks at Bonanza Casino late Wednesday afternoon.

81-year-old Helena Stencel hit the $11,798,514.65 jackpot after eating lunch with her nephew. She had played a little over $100 before hitting the Megabucks jackpot.

"I was shocked. I didn't know what to do."

Stencel recently moved to Reno from Yreka, California to be closer to her family. When asked if she knew what she wanted to do with the money, Helena responded, "No plans yet, too early."

This was the largest jackpot win at Bonanza Casino. Previously, someone won a $1,877,473.56 jackpot while playing Wheel of Fortune.

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