A lucky slots player from California has been the latest American to land a life-changing win. The player won big while playing the Wheel of Fortune progressive slot game at a Las Vegas airport on Tuesday, 15 August. The lucky lady, who has given her name as Sandra A., won a whopping jackpot of $1.6 million while playing her slot machine of choice in the C Concourse of McCarran International – the main airport that serves the world’s casino capital, the Las Vegas valley.
The latest jackpot win is one of the largest progressive jackpots ever recorded on this specific version of the Wheel of Fortune slots series. According to airport officials that were on the scene when Sandra struck gold, the player explained that she visits Las Vegas about every six months, and that she always gambles for fun whenever she visits Sin City.
The Wheel of Fortune slot that Sandra A. won big on is one of numerous progressive jackpot slot games that offers the tempting prospect of a massive progressive prize. These slots often require players to bet the maximum stake in order to qualify for the jackpot, but in cases such as Sandra’s, the extra wagers are well worth it. In a regular slot machine, the game’s jackpot is fixed at a predetermined amount.
However, in a progressive slot, the jackpot grows constantly every time a player plays it for real money. A small amount of every stake is then added to the jackpot pool, until one lucky player wins it all and the jackpot seeds to a minimum starting value. These progressive jackpot slots offer players the chance to land huge jackpots, some of which are theoretically unlimited. Thus, it comes as no surprise that these jackpots almost always make front-page headlines when they are struck!
Wheel of Fortune is one of the world’s most beloved progressive slot games, which is available in a number of different wagering denominations. The Wheel of Fortune Quarter slot has a jackpot that starts at $200,000, and this is the amount that the progressive pool resets to when the jackpot is triggered. This particular version has produced multiple million-dollar wins, including a massive $1,995,173 prize that was struck at the Las Vegas MGM Casino late in 2008. Even more sought after, however, is the Dollar version of the slot. This game starts off with a generous $1 million jackpot, and has produced many astounding wins, many of which have exceeded $5 million!