LAS VEGAS, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A lucky winner in Delaware has more than a million reasons to celebrate as she wins the first million dollar IGT MegaHits™ jackpot. Elissa Y. won $1,453,960.86 on Wednesday, Oct. 24 on the Wild Sapphire MegaHits™ machine at Delaware Park in Stanton, Delaware.
IGT's MegaHits™ wide area progressive (WAP) jackpot game is a multi-state link available through a partnership with the Multi-State Lottery Association, IGT and the lotteries in Delaware, West Virginia and Rhode Island. This interstate progressive's starting jackpot resets to $100,000.
"It is a remarkable and exciting time for both the player and IGT as we award our first MegaHits™ jackpot and she became a new millionaire," Tim Shortall, IGT vice president of Eastern Region Sales. "IGT has been creating millionaires since 1986, when we introduced our first wide area progressive, Megabucks™. Ever since then, players have loved the life-changing jackpots these types of games offer. Congratulations to our newest winner."
"We were thrilled that one of our Delaware Park Player Rewards customers won the grand prize jackpot," said Delaware Park President Bill Fasy. "MegaHits is an exciting game and popular with our customers. The grand prize jackpot is already ticking back up, and I'm sure that after this big win, even more people will want to try their luck at Delaware Park. This was a great testament to our belief that winning is always in play at Delaware Park."
MegaHits™ is a wide area progressive jackpot that includes smaller progressive awards that hit frequently. It is available as a penny or three-coin dollar game, which requires the maximum bet of $3 to be eligible to win the top prize. Game themes on the link include IGT's popular Emerald Sevens™, Triple Ruby Riches™, Reel Gold™ and Wild Sapphires™ and feature a local, four-level progressive plus the WAP top award.
The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is a non-profit, government-benefit association owned and operated by its member lotteries. Each MUSL member offers one or more of the games administered by MUSL. All profits are retained by the individual lotteries and are used to fund projects approved by the legislature authorizing each lottery. More information is available at www.musl.com.
About the Casino at Delaware Park
Delaware Park is a multi-faceted gaming facility offering guests live seasonal Thoroughbred racing, year-round simulcasting from around the globe, live table games, a 25-table poker room and 20-table dedicated tournament room, 2,500 exciting slot machines on two spacious levels, pro football sports parlay betting and White Clay Creek Country Club, featuring a world-class 18-hole championship golf course. Delaware Park is located minutes south of Wilmington and the Delaware Memorial Bridge and just north of the Maryland state line on I-95 at exit 4B. For more information on Delaware Park, visit www.delawarepark.com.
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for regulated markets around the world. IGT's recent acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging casino style entertainment to more than 5 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or www.facebook.com/IGT. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino or www.doubledowncasino.com.
Shelle Murach, IGT Public Relations, +1-775-448-0221, Shelle.Murach@IGT.com