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LAS VEGAS, Mar 21, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —

The largest slot machine jackpot in gaming history — $39,713,982.25 — was won today on a Megabucks(R) machine at the Excalibur Hotel-Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

The winner, who requested anonymity, is a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles. He had been visiting family members in Las Vegas and keeping track of college basketball’s “March Madness” with some friends. His uncle had told him about the Megabucks(R) total and suggested that he play it. He said he’d played about $100 on the machine when he turned his head away from it for an instant. When he looked at the machine again, the winning symbols had lined up.

The unmarried winner’s birth date contains three sevens and an 11, so this big win may have been in the cards for him. “I’m still stunned; it doesn’t seem real yet,” the winner said. “But both of my parents are still working, so some of this money will be used to fund their retirement.”

“This MegaJackpot(TM) is nearly $5 million more than the previous world record slot jackpot amount of $34.9 million,” said John Sears, vice president of MegaJackpots(TM) for IGT, the creator of Megabucks(R). “This one goes into The Guinness Book of Records.”

The $34.9 million jackpot, now the second-largest ever, was hit more than three years ago at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas on Jan. 26, 2000.

In its 17-year history, Nevada Megabucks(R) has produced 58 major winners, whose combined winnings total more than $425 million. Megabucks(R) is a 3- coin dollar progressive slot machine that was launched in Nevada casinos in March 1986. The Nevada progressive system connects 691 slot machines in 160 Nevada casinos to a top jackpot that builds from a base amount of $7 million. The top jackpot is paid in annual installments, upon verification of the win.

For more information on IGT and MegaJackpots(TM), visit the company web site at www.IGT.com.

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Current vegas jackpots LAS VEGAS, Mar 21, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — The largest slot machine jackpot in gaming history — $39,713,982.25 — was won today on a Megabucks(R)

Slots player hits for $111K at Las Vegas Valley casino

The winning spin hit around 6:30 p.m. Friday at Sunset Station.

The Labor Day weekend started incredibly strong for one slots player at a Las Vegas Valley casino.

A slots player at Sunset Station turned a 60-cent wager into a progressive Superlock Jackpot win worth $111,748.43.

Not bad for a .60 bet.

The winning spin hit around 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the casino’s Twitter account.

Winners across the Las Vegas Valley

At the Golden Nugget, a $25 wager on a video poker machine became a $20,000 haul for one player.

What a way to start the Holiday Weekend. Congratulations!! 😀 pic.twitter.com/EM9zWBpFdc

At the Cannery, Francisco connected for a $14,369.10 jackpot on Lightning Link.

Lightning strikes for Francisco, who is a winner of $14,369.10 thanks to his jackpot on Lightning Link! pic.twitter.com/PvsSN3NS5S

At The Orleans, one slots player hit a $12,869 jackpot.

Call the attendant… We have a $12,869 jackpot on our hands! Congratulations to the lucky winner! #TheOrleans #BConnectedWinners pic.twitter.com/pOrp0M9LUf

At Binion’s a visitor from Indiana won $4,914 on a Triple 7 machine.

Congratulations to our lucky winner from Indiana. She hit the .05 7x Pay for a sweet $4,914 jackpot. pic.twitter.com/SYUyNME46f

Four Queens has had several winners this weekend. For starters, a dealt spades royal flush was worth $8,000 for one lucky player.

#luckylocal hit a #RoyalFlush in spades (dealt on the first hand) for $8000 on the $2 denom video poker by @IGTJackpots. Congratulations to our lucky gentleman. pic.twitter.com/oJxRcMf20i

In addition, a California visitor on a Buffalo machine hit a bonus jackpot for $6,126.

#luckylady visiting from California playing a Buffalo machine hit a bonus $jackpot for $6,126! Congratulations to our lucky winner!#4queens #4queenslv #winnerwinner pic.twitter.com/GB6DJteIqa

Pabla from Texas lined up 3 Tabasco logos to collect a $5,000 jackpot.

Congratulations to Pabla from Texas who lined up 3 Tabasco on an @IGTJackpots reel game and collected a #jackpot of $5000!#4queens #4queenslv #winnerwinner pic.twitter.com/V77BbOiy8m

Also, a local player had no trouble holding the diamond royal flush he drew, winning $4,000.

The winning spin hit around 6:30 p.m. Friday at Sunset Station. ]]>