Las Vegas Valley Casino Jackpot Pays Out $1.2m

By Adam Haynes in Casino
| August 2, 2022 5:21 pm PDT
  • One lucky player landed a life-changing sum of $1.2 million from a Wheel of Fortune jackpot game.
  • It’s the second major sum paid out at the Sunset Station in Henderson, Nevada.
  • The anonymous player wagered just $7 before landing the mammoth prize.

Amidst the thunderstorms experienced by Las Vegas natives on Friday night, lightning struck twice at the Sunset Station Hotel and Casino in Henderson.

An anonymous player landed a whopping $1,262,132.28 playing the Wheel of Fortune slot at the casino.

The punter, who is to remain anonymous, became the second major jackpot winner in less than three months to get rich from the same game at the same venue. The news is bound to entice those looking to strike it lucky at the Sunset Station.

The Wheel of Fortune Strikes Again

Anyone hoping to win big money playing real money slots might be tempted to give the Wheel of Fortune game a try.

With two major pots dropped in the Las Vegas Valley since June, who knows when the next big winner will hit the reels right? It’s not just the Nevada area that has seen gigantic prizes paid out to players playing the popular game. In July, Linda Jorgensen of Lewiston scooped $1,541,533.11 while playing at Clearwater River Casino & Lodge. That was the largest amount paid out in the casino’s history.

Jorgensen, who had wagered just $4.50 on the Wheel of Fortune Cash Link Video Gaming Machine, smashed the previous record of just over $600,000.

Wheel of Fortune has become one of the most popular slots developed by International Game Technology (IGT). The Wide Area Progressive slot operates via a link to other casinos across the country. And with Argentina’s newest casino filling its floors with IGT games and cabinets, it’s not just Americans who are crossing their fingers.

Given the fact that Wheel of Fortune slot games had created over 1,100 millionaires since January 2022 — with over $3.3 billion in jackpots paid out since 1996 — players might just fancy their chances.

Playing Wheel of Fortune Jackpot Slots Online

Several Wheel of Fortune slot variants are accessible to online players.

You can find them among the numerous jackpot games currently doing the rounds. Jackpot games have never been as popular, with progressive titles now offering players a chance to land monstrously large sums from modest wagers.

The game is based on the classic TV gameshow created by Merv Griffin and has been on the air consistently since 1975. These game types typically prove in demand with players.

When they start paying out huge cash prizes, you can probably assume that their notoriety will enjoy a massive jump.

While the slots are also loosely based on the classic show, not all of them come with jackpots. However, you can see what titles are currently out there by visiting the top US online casinos.

Failing that, why not try your luck on some of the other top titles out there?

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