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A kindergarten teacher won $500,000 in a Tuesday night tournament at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
Lisa Meredith finished third, out of 7,190 players, in the "Millionaire Maker" tournament which guarantees first and second prizes of at least $1 million.
But Meredith, who took the year off from teaching to have her second child, told the tournament organizers that she is plenty happy with her winnings; she says she plans to use the money to pay off her mortgage.
This was the first World Series of Poker event Meredith ever played; she normally sticks to small tournaments near her home in Portland. The entry fee for the "Millionaire Maker" was $1,500.
Meredith competed with some of the best pros in the world and held her own. The only two players who outlasted her, Garrett Greer and eventual winner, Jason DeWitt, both had well over $1 million each in lifetime winnings before this event.
And now Meredith has a great story to tell her kindergarten class next year.