Today Show: Couple Wins $7.2 Million on Penny Slots & Best Handshakes

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Today Show: Couple Wins $7.2 Million On Penny Slots

Tyler and Mary Morris won $7.2 million playing penny slots, but the win is a bittersweet one. Tyler and Mary drove 1,200 miles from their home in Michigan to their best friend’s memorial service after he passed away this past week. After going to the memorial service for their 40 year friend, the couple headed to their favorite casino in the area to play a few quarters in honor of their casino-loving friend.

Today Show: Couple Wins $7.2 Million on Penny Slots & Best Handshakes

The Today Show talked with a couple who won $7.2 million after they played a deceased friend’s favorite penny slots and David Gregory shared how to shake hands.

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Tyler Morris said he was playing craps how he normally would at the casino but he kept feeling something looming over him and every time he would turn around, thinking it was his wife, a penny slot machine would catch his eye. After a few times of turning to see who was behind and looking right at the penny slot machine, which also happened to be his friend’s favorite machine, Tyler went over to play. He put in the maximum number of pennies, pulled the lever and lost. Thinking he would give it another go before he heading back to the craps table, he put in some more pennies, pulled the lever and won a jackpot for $7.2 million. “I believe my friend directed me right to that machine,” Tyler said.

Mary Morris said she wasn’t around when her husband won. She was actually walking around the casino looking for him because she was ready to go. Good thing she didn’t find him before he played that penny slot machine.

Today Show: How To Give a Great Handshake

The Today Show’s new segment Top Tips My Parents Taught Me has already taught viewers how to make hospital corners on their beds and Al Roker taught everyone how to do the doodle of a happy sun. Today it was David Gregory’s turn to show everyone how to perform the perfect handshake, something his father taught him when he was younger.

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Gregory remembered being at his father’s friend’s house when he was around 11 and his father taught him the importance of a strong handshake after Gregory gave him a limp handshake.

Gregory said there are four things to remember when giving a handshake:

  • Always be firm even when shaking the hand of woman. Remember, a firm handshake is different than a tightly squeezed handshake.
  • Make good eye contact.
  • Shake hands for at least three seconds.
  • Shake a minimum of two times from the elbow.

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