Las Vegas is where players go to win big and the last few days have seen some truly spectacular wins at the Strip’s famous casino.
On Saturday a very lucky slot player hit a progressive jackpot worth close to $727,000. The jackpot was won from IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Double 3X4X5X Pay Multiplay game at the Palazzo casino.
It is a 25-cent progressive game and in order to win the jackpot the player had to place a bet of just 12 credits, or $3. From their small investment they won a prize of $726,723. That’s close to 250,000x the bet!
The game’s progressive jackpot has now reset to $200,000 but it is already growing and it won’t be long until another lucky player hits it
Similarly, another lucky player won a jackpot of close to $750,000 when playing a slot machine at Ellis Island Casino and Brewery. The player hit the jackpot on Saturday night when playing Aristocrat Leisure’s “Buffalo” game.
The winner has asked to remain anonymous but they collected a cool $747,243.68 in winnings and was also treated to a free dinner. It was the largest win at Ellis Island in over a decade, in 2005 a player won $1 million playing the aforementioned Wheel of Fortune slot.
There are currently a few huge progressive jackpots up for grabs at Las Vegas’ casinos, some of which are worth in the millions. For instance, the Millionaire 777s slot is offering a progressive jackpot worth over $1.6 million while the more expensive versions of Wheel of Fortune have jackpots close to $2.5 million up for grabs.