Ex-Treasurer Miller Finishes 8th In World Series Of Poker

Jul 8, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Former Kentucky state treasurer Jonathan Miller finished eighth overall in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Miller, a Lexington lawyer, walked away with $69,896 in winnings.

He was one of nine players left in a No-Limit Hold `em tournament that started with 4,620 players.

Miller says he's been an amateur poker player for six or seven years. He says that playing in the World Series of Poker was a goal he deferred while in public office.

Miller says he plans to give part of his prize money to his temple and that a good portion of the rest will probably go into his daughters' college funds.