Parrott's poker run ends with 34th place finish at WSOP

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (WIFR) - We've been keeping close tabs on Rockton's Steve Parrott and his amazing run at the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas.. Unfortunately that run has come to an end Friday, but not before a huge payday.

Parrott was knocked out in day seven of the tournament, finishing in 34th place out of nearly 8,600 players. That's good for a payout of more than $261,000. This was the first Main Event for the assistant manager of a Machesney Park Sprint store. And he says the Main Event run is right behind his marriage and birth of his daughter as the greatest experience of his life. Some of that payout will go to investors that helped with the $10,000 buy in, but don't expect him to change much when he comes back to the stateline.

"People see a $260,000 payout and just assume I'm wealthy now," said Parrott. "Nothing changes for me. I go back to work. on Monday. I work two jobs. I have for years. So maybe I just take a step back and just work one full time job."

Parrott says he's already in line to give it another go at next year's World Series of Poker Main Event.