Monday was payday for Dennis Phillips. The 53-year-old trucking account manager from Illinois got $4.5 million thanks to his second job playing poker, but winning the top prize just wasn't in the cards.
Phillips won $4,517,773 for third place.
The nine finalists split $32.7 million. That's from a pool built on the $10,000 entry fees of 6,844 players who began play in July.