Most every casino goer dreams of hitting a major jackpot. While chances may be slim, players still play their favorite games in the hopes of earning a million-dollar win. In New York State, this dream recently came true when a lucky slot player managed to hit a record-breaking jackpot while visiting the Empire City Casino of Yonkers. Theresa P. of Ossining was able to earn just over $2.9 million after only eight spins of the Wheel of Fortune slot game.
The big win took place on March 11th, with Theresa playing the Wheel of Fortune slot game for only a few minutes before the jackpot of $2,919,162.81 was activated. The lucky player now holds the record for the largest jackpot win from the regulated casinos of the state. After just eight spins, Theresa found herself as a multi-millionaire, ready to use her new-found winnings to enjoy life.
According to the Rockland Times, Theresa and her husband frequently visit the casino and are recently retired. Theresa’s win was so amazing, it was not only a record-breaker but beat the previous record-holder by $1.4 million! The previous winner of the largest-ever jackpot for the state was a player named Howard who earned $1,473,503 in October of 2015.
The jackpot was reset once Theresa claimed her prize and now awaits the next big winner. Visitors to the Empire City Casino can try their hand at the Wheel of Fortune slot game or any of the many other gaming options on offer, including video poker, electronic craps, baccarat, roulette and more.