US – WMS Pays 300th Wide-Area Progressive JackpotBy Phil - 16 September 2014
WMS Gaming, a Scientific Games company, has announced that a player at the Lodge Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado won a $1,391,728.01 jackpot on a Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory slot machine on August 25, 2014.
The prize is the 300th jackpot on a WMS wide-area progressive slot machine since the first installation in 2004. Within 36 hours of that 300th jackpot, two other lucky players hit mega-wins on WMS machines at other locations for a combined total of nearly $5m in jackpots.
The second winner hit a jackpot of $953,220.95 on The Wizard of Oz Emerald City slot machine at Aquarius Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. The third jackpot was at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut on the Monopoly Luxury Diamonds slot machine for $2,593,251.74.
Dean Ehrlich, WMS Senior Vice President of Global Gaming Operations, said: “We are always thrilled to pay casino patrons larger-than-life jackpots, and we’ve had the opportunity to pay over $188,000,000 to winning players in the last 10 years. WMS is very proud to be a part of these life-changing moments.”
The first jackpot on a WMS wide-area progressive was on October 16, 2004, at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The casino patron won $221,503.71 on a WMS Monopoly Sevens game.