A former nun’s prayers were answered when she won almost £1 million at Caesars Atlantic City casino.
Catherine Foy won the jackpot on the third pull of the handle on a slot machine.
She had put just nine coins into the Jeopardy slot machine when bells started ringing.
She said: “I always knew that the Lord was going to help me pay my bills, I just didn’t know that it would be so soon.”
The 56-year-old former nun, who lives in Philadelphia, took home a cheque for £47,000.
She will receive an equal sum annually for the next 19 years.