WMS Gaming Inc., a Scientific Games company, announced today that a very lucky player at the Lodge Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado won a $1,391,728.01 jackpot on a WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™ slot machine on August 25, 2014. The prize is the 300th jackpot on a WMS wide-area progressive slot machine since the first installation in 2004. Within 36 hours of that 300th jackpot, two other lucky players hit mega-wins on WMS machines at other locations for a combined total of nearly $5 million in jackpots.
The second winner hit a jackpot of $953,220.95 on THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Emerald City™ slot machine at Aquarius Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. The third jackpot was at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut on the MONOPOLY™ Luxury Diamonds™ slot machine for $2,593,251.74.
Dean Ehrlich, WMS Senior Vice President of Global Gaming Operations, said: “We are always thrilled to pay casino patrons larger-than-life jackpots, and we’ve had the opportunity to pay over $188,000,000 to winning players in the last 10 years. WMS is very proud to be a part of these life-changing moments.”
The first jackpot on a WMS wide-area progressive was on October 16, 2004, at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The casino patron won $221,503.71 on a WMS MONOPOLY™ Sevens™ game.
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