An ASU senior became a millionaire early Wednesday morning after he finished third in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
It took 10 hours for 21-year-old Jake Balsiger to get knocked out of the competition.
His opponents were 24-year-old poker pros Greg Merson of Laurel, Md., and Jesse Sylvia of Las Vegas. Merson won the game of no-limit Texas Hold 'em and walked away with $8.5 million.
Balsiger won $3.8 million for his third place finish, that's enough to cover his $10,000 buy-in and his college debt.
The new millionaire plans to finish school in the Spring and return to next year's World Series of Poker tournament.
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