LAS VEGAS, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mississippi just got a little luckier. International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) created two new millionaires last week after two lucky players hit jackpots totaling $5.1 million in Mississippi casinos.
Aaron K. of Walker, LA and his mother were visiting Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, MS on a complimentary stay when he won $2,109,783.16 on a Wheel of Fortune® 3x4x5x Double Time - Spinning Reel slot machine on July 19. He aspires to use his winnings to start a restaurant.
Several days later on July 21, lucky slot player Christopher B. of Southaven, MS won $3,031,092.23 on a Wheel of Fortune® Double Diamond® slot machine at the Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel in Tunica Resorts, MS. He is uncertain of how he will spend his winnings, but planned to celebrate with his family at the resort's steak house.
These jackpots mark the second and third, IGT-made millionaires in Mississippi this month, totaling more than $6.6 million of winnings in July alone. On July 3 an Alabama resident won more than $1.5 million on a Wheel of Fortune® Super Spin™ Video Reel - Wolf Run® slot machine at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, MS.
Of the U.S. states who feature the MegaJackpots® series, IGT recently identified Mississippi as the third most winningest state. IGT has paid out more than $513 million to 403 MegaJackpots® winners in Mississippi alone.
IGT launched MegaJackpots® progressive product line in 1986 and has since produced thousands of major winners with jackpots ranging from just over $1 million to the world record slot jackpot of more than $39 million.
MegaJackpots® games, including Wheel of Fortune slots, are created by IGT, a leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products in casinos worldwide. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com.
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