Spring Hill nurse hits jackpot at Tampa casino

Courtesy: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa

Duane Kelloway, an operating room nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital-North who has been treating COVID-19 patients for weeks, won A $112,245 2022 BMW X7 M50i Saturday afternoon by being the person who pushed the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa total slot payout for 2021 to over $1 billion.

"I thought I was going to pass out," Kelloway said in video released by the casino. "To be so lucky to be here at the right time and the right place and at the right machine." 

Kelloway and his wife, who is also a nurse, drove to the casino in a 2013 Ford Taurus with nearly 200,000 miles on it as a way to decompress. 

"I was going to come down Friday," said Kelloway, who added that his wife talked him into visiting the casino on Saturday instead. 

NFL Hall of Fame Linebacker Derrick Brooks was on hand to congratulate Kelloway on his winnings. 


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