by Dawn Timmeney
Who says a penny isn't worth anything?
One Delaware woman just might disagree.
Her penny won her the mega jackpot at a penny slots machine.
It happened this week at Dover Downs in Delaware.
"My heart was pounding, pounding all the time," said Ingrid Karas.
Ingrid was playing the penny slot machine called "King of The Pharaohs" when she became queen of the slots.
The grandmother of three and great grandmother of one had never played the game before, but won the big prize.
"All of a sudden the picture disappears and it says you won 318-thousand dollars and all hell breaks loose you know and the bells go off and everything," said Karas.
At first Ingrid thought it had to be a mistake, but she quickly realized she hit the jackpot in the multi-state game called "Cashola".
Ingrid had been at the casino a couple of hours and was about to call it a day when she decided to give the machine a try because she liked the name.
She and her husband retired to Dover five years ago.
She says she plans to pay off some bills with her winnings and then take some trips.