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A Million reasons to celebrate as IGT's Megabucks® Hits for a $3.2-Million Jackpot at Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, Calif.



LAS VEGAS, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Southern California slot player had more than a million reasons to celebrate as the winner took home an International Game Technology (IGT) California Megabucks® jackpot for $3,229,365 at Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, Calif.

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The Megabucks® player, who wished to remain anonymous, won while visiting the casino on Friday night. The new multimillionaire was shocked and said, "I almost fainted!"

"This $3-million Megabucks jackpot is the largest jackpot ever to hit at Pala Casino Spa and Resort," said Bill Bembenek, Pala Casino Spa and Resort's chief executive officer. "It is exciting to offer our Pala players so many ways to win from our fantastic casino games to our $2 Million Cash and Cars Giveaway promotion every Friday during February."

IGT's California Megabucks® can be played on more than 60 slot machines at 37 casinos throughout the state. Popular Megabucks® titles include Double 3x4x5x® Pay, Megabucks Wild Sapphires® and Double Diamond Deluxe®.

"What a fantastic night for the lucky Megabucks® winner as IGT delivers again on its Dream Big Win Big promise this weekend at Pala Casino Spa and Resort," said Susan Cartwright, IGT vice president of Corporate Communications. "IGT Megabucks® has paid out more than $5.6 billion in jackpots and transformed the lives of so many players by making them instant millionaires. Congratulations to this lucky winner on their life-changing win!"

IGT launched Megabucks® and the MegaJackpots® progressive product line in 1986, and has since produced dozens of major winners with jackpots ranging from just over $1 million (when one million dollars was the system's base jackpot) to the world record slot jackpot of more than $39 million, won in March 2003 at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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About IGT

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, www.doubledowncasino.com, or http://m.doubledowncasino.com/.

About Pala Casino Spa & Resort

Pala Casino Spa & Resort includes a Las Vegas-style casino with 2,000 slot machines,
15 poker tables and 87 table games; a 507-room hotel; a 10,000-square-foot, fullservice
spa and salon that features 14 treatment rooms; a state-of-the-art fitness center;
swimming pool with 12 private poolside cabanas, and dual-temperature outdoor
Jacuzzi. Pala also offers 10 restaurants and 40,000 square feet of meeting and
convention space. Pala Casino Spa & Resort is an AAA Four-Diamond Award winner
for eight consecutive years. Its state-of-the-art Pala Spa was named the 2009 Best
Casino Spa by Spas of America, the 2009 Best Casino Spa by the Southern California
Gaming Guide
and in 2012 received a spaAward as one of the top 100 spas in the
United States. In 2011, Pala Casino Spa & Resort was voted Best Casino in San Diego
by the public in the 10News.com annual A-List poll sponsored by KGTV-TV 10 News in
San Diego. For more information, visit http://www.palacasino.com.

SOURCE IGT

Shelle Murach, IGT Public Relations, +1-775-448-0211, Shelle Murach@IGT.com, or Jack Taylor, Pala Casino Spa & Resort, +1-760-801-6328, jtaylor@palacasino.com