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US – IGT’s Megabucks hit for $14m

By - 4 December 2014

A Las Vegas resident has plenty to be grateful for this holiday season after he won a huge $14,282,544 jackpot on IGT’s Megabucks video slot at Rampart Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 30, 2014. The player wished to remain anonymous.

The winner was dining at the casino with his wife when he tried his luck on Megabucks and was in disbelief when the winning symbols appeared on his machine. He plans to contribute a portion of his winnings to various charities and a local church.

This jackpot continues IGT Megabucks’ mega-payout history, now totalling more than $1bn since its inception in 1987. The world record slot jackpot was won on IGT Megabucks and paid out $39m in March 2003 at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Wheel of Fortune propelled their millionaire-minting momentum when a lucky player won a whopping $1,200,557 playing the famed game at the recently renovated, iconic Plaza Hotel & Casino on Nov. 15, 2014. The winner wished to remain anonymous.

IGT launched Wheel of Fortune in 1996 and solidified the Company’s leadership in Wide Area Progressive technology. Known as the most successful slot title of all time, the fan-favourite theme has minted nearly 1,000 millionaires and delivered a copious $3bn in jackpots throughout its illustrious history. IGT has created more than 200 variations of the game and can be found on casino floors in more than 20 countries worldwide.

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