LAS VEGAS, June 16, 2011 - International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) celebrates 25 years of Megabucks® millionaires with the latest Nevada Megabucks® jackpot hit on June 15 at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev. for $10,379,294.
IGT Megabucks Hits for $10,379,294 at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno
The newest Megabucks® winner, who wished to remain anonymous, came to town for the Reno Rodeo and had just arrived at the Grand Sierra Resort after a long, seven-hour drive from California. The new millionaire said he "just wanted to relax after a long day" and decided to take a spin on the dollar Megabucks® machine. Little did he know that only moments later he would win more than $10 million. The winner was most excited to share the big news with his daughter who thought he was joking when he told her the good news. "I can't believe that this is happening," he said. "This is going to have to sink in!"
This is the third Megabucks® jackpot to hit this year. Two Megabucks® jackpots have hit this year at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The first Megabucks® jackpot at ARIA was won in January 2011 for $12,768,933. And Megabucks® hit again at ARIA for $10,636,897 in April 2011.
Nevada Megabucks® was launched 25 years ago as the world's first wide-area progressive slot system. Since 1986, more than a $1 billion in Megabucks® jackpots have been won with more than $738 million in Megabucks® jackpots awarded in Nevada.
Megabucks® has 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.
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com, or follow IGT on Twitter at @IGTNews or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IGT.
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