None of her other birthday trips to Las Vegas could quite compare.
It was just after 1 a.m. Oct. 26, when a Dallas, Texas, native named Melissa sat down at a Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond slot machine at Harrah's.
Melissa had been there before, traveling to Las Vegas every year to celebrate her birthday with her family.
This trip was different, though — because at 1:26 a.m., she hit a jackpot worth $1.036 million.
Melissa told casino bosses she'd need some time to decide what to do with her life-changing birthday winnings.