West Michigan man sees meteor, hits casino jackpot Jason Puhr, WMMT-News Channel 3 · January 21, 2018 at 10:49 pm Seeing a meteor in the Michigan night sky is a once in a lifetime event. For one Battle Creek man, it was only the start of an incredible evening. Kenny Tallent was driving down I-94 towards Detroit when he saw the meteor. “It was like a big, green flash I saw out of the corner of my eye,” Tallent said. “My first thought was it was a nuclear bomb or something.” Tallent was heading to the Motor City Casino in Detroit to play poker. He said seeing the flash in the night sky was a once in a lifetime experience. “Maybe seeing the meteor was a precursor to my luck that night,” Tallent said.