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$1.25 bet wins almost-a-million at Vegas casino


1.25 bet wins almost a million at Vegas casino

A buck for a bash! Yes, that’s what happened at Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino last week. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that one lucky gambler made a fortune just before Thanksgiving — winning a whopping $939,355 with a little $1.25 bet.

The gambler tried his hand at the slot game, dropping five quarters (25 cents) into a “Wheel of Fortune 3D” machine.

According to a spokeswoman of International Game Technology (IGT), the winner has asked to remain anonymous.

After the scoop of almost a million dollars, the machine’s top prize was reset to $200,000.

IGT progressive slot wins are typically offered as a lump sum payment less than the actual jackpot or paid in annual instalments over a period. The Megabucks jackpot was last hit for $11.8 million in August, at the Fremont in downtown Las Vegas.

Wheel of Fortune is one of popular slot games all over the world. Not just a hit in casinos across the USA, it is equally famous in Canada, United Kingdom and the Bahamas. The slot game has different 25 cent and dollar versions in the casinos. To be able to play for the wheel spin, the players must bet the maximum three coins on every spin. The game includes double diamond, red, white and blue plus a five times play. Many have made a fortune in the game over the years.

Harrah's Las Vegas is a hotel cum casino, located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The hotel-casino has over 1,200 slot machines for those who want to gamble and try their luck.