User Wins a $15.5 Million IGT Progressive Jackpot on Christmas Eve

User Wins a $15.5 Million IGT Progressive Jackpot on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve brought a huge jackpot for a player in The Suncoast Casino in Las Vegas. The man reportedly won a $15.5 million progressive jackpot playing IGT’s Megabucks with only $40. This is the largest win in Nevada in the past 8 years but doesn’t come close to the record-breaking $39.7 million won in 2003 at Excalibur.

Megabucks lives up to its name

On Thursday, the Suncoast Hotel and Casino tweeted to announce a $15.5 million jackpot win for a patron named Kevin. The casino posted a picture of the hidden winner, claiming that he won this multi-million jackpot playing a slot machine by IGT. The Suncoast property is owned by Boyd Gaming. Kevin was playing on the Megabucks slot machine, which is a popular game by International Game Technology (IGT) when he hit $15,491,103 Megabucks Progressive Jackpot. He had bet only $40 on the slot machine.

User Wins a $15.5 Million IGT Progressive Jackpot on Christmas Eve

The winner’s identity was protected by the casino for safety reasons. Kevin said that he hopes to support his business and pay it forward with his win. A Suncoast spokesperson commented on the win and said,

“It was certainly a Christmas Eve to remember. We’re excited and honored we could play a part in this historic holiday jackpot at the Suncoast.”

Nevada is looking for big wins

Nevada has not had a big win in its casinos for years. Kevin’s jackpot is its largest win in 8 years. The record for the biggest win is still held by the Excalibur Hotel & Casino. In 2003, a 25-year-old man won MGM casino’s $39.7 million jackpot. This happened roughly three years after a woman won $34.9 million playing slots at the Desert Inn Resort.

On Tuesday, the NC Education Lottery announced that a North Carolina preschool teacher, laid off from their job, won $250,000 from a scratch-off ticket.

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