It was an electrifying moment as a young man won the World Series of Poker and a jackpot of $8.4 million!
It was a wild celebration in his swanky suite in a Vegas hotel, but unlike the Vegas losers who woke up broke in the movie The Hangover, Riess greeted the next day as a very rich man.
Before his big win, he worked at K-Mart and was a parking lot attendant. Now, with money like that, he can afford to be pampered. He had a butler hand him pretzels, one at a time!
His parents are proud of him. He's just won a fortune. In his own words, "Life is good."