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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- A Michigan man, who came to Mississippi for a friend's funeral, has won a $7.2 million progressive jackpot at thePalace Casino in Biloxi.

Casino officials tell the Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/Ut0oq4 ) that Tyler Morris of Montague, Mich., won the jackpot Friday after attending his friend's funeral.

Morris hit the jackpot between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship is a Mississippi statewide progressive penny slot machine with a maximum bet of $3.50. The WMS Gaming-manufactured slot machine's progressive jackpot resets at $200,000.