07/07/2011 10:57 am ET Updated Sep 06, 2011

Joe Ebanks, Poker World Series Event Winner, Takes Home $1.1 Million

A dream has become reality for Stow resident Joe Ebanks, who overcame a field of 474 players to win a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet - and a prize of $1,158,481.

The 2003 Theodore Roosevelt High School graduate took first place Thursday in Event No. 46, a six-handed no-limit hold 'em tournament with a $10,000 buy-in held in Las Vegas.

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