- Californian local take a huge $3.2 million jackpot at Soboba Casino
- Progressive jackpot on game from IGT won after just $3 bet
A California resident will never need to labour again after scoring a huge $3.2 million win at Soboba Casino. The whopping jackpot was reportedly landed on the country’s Labor Day, a public holiday designed to honour the contribution that the country’s labour movement has made to the welfare of the country.
On this occasion, it was America’s turn to look after the Riverside County resident who is now set up for life.
The life-changing win occurred while the anonymous punter was playing the Megabucks slot. The IGT game, which has been labelled the world’s first wide area progressive jackpot system, has been paying out mega bucks since its creation in 1986, with the jackpot resetting after $10 million.
While the California resident didn’t quite win that big, they still managed to secure what is a monster win by any reckoning. The Megabucks series of games, which share a progressive pot, include Double Diamond Deluxe, Triple Double Stars and Pink Ice.
All it took was $3 for the Soboba Casino slot to pay out, dispensing $3,222,044 in a trice. “This is the biggest jackpot win in Soboba Casino history,” beamed Gene Stachowski, Director of Marketing at the casino, “and I am thrilled to be here to witness the monumental occasion.” Even before the record-breaking sum was won, Soboba Casino was sporting a rep for being a fortunate place to play.
Luckiest casino in Southern California
Last year, it was named luckiest casino in Southern California in the region’s Reader’s Choice Awards, having dispensed over $143 million in jackpots over the last five years.
After the bumper win occurred, officials from IGT were despatched to the casino to confirm its legitimacy. The casino where the gambler got lucky is equipped with over 2,000 slots and is owned by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians. It’s also stocked with around 20 gaming tables plus event space for 10,000 people. As is always the case with progressive slots, luck – or rather lucky timing – is all it takes.
While multi-million dollar wins will never be experienced by anyone but a handful of lucky players, they nevertheless provide an inspiration for slots players around the world. This week it was a player in South California. Next week it will be the turn of some other anonymous player to have their life transformed forevermore in the blink of an eye.
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