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11th Nov 2015

This 24-year-old guy just won £5m at the World Series of Poker (Pics)

Look at all that money!

Tom Victor

Professional poker player Joe McKeehen became millions of pounds richer overnight after winning the World Series of Poker Main Event.

McKeehen, a 24-year-old from Pennsylvania, USA, outlasted more than 6,000 other players to win the $7.7m (£5.1m) first prize.

Three players returned on Tuesday to play down to a winner, with McKeehen beating fellow American Josh Beckley heads-up. Beckley took $4.47m (£2.9m) for second.

McKeehen went into the final table with the lead and never dropped out of first place.

After his victory, he humbly said: “I’ve got a lot of money now – gonna figure out what to do with it.”