Kewadin Shores Casino awards Wheel of Fortune MegaJackpot
Kewadin Shores Casino awards Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot®
$149,024 payout is first of the year
(St. Ignace, MI. – May 13, 2010) – Muriel Layer won a $149,024 MegaJackpot® on a Wheel of Fortune® quarters machine on Wednesday, May 12.
Incredibly, the winner, a retiree from Roseville Mich., won her MegaJackpot® prize on her birthday. “[I] was on a bus trip with my sister-in-law. Today is my birthday!” she reported. After investing only $20 into the winning machine, Layer said she was shocked to find she had won the top progressive prize. “I did not realize I had won. I almost passed out when I found out!” she said. When asked about her immediate plans, the MegaJackpot® winner said she will use her winnings to “buy a new car.”
Saturday’s MegaJackpot® is the first to be paid so far this year at the casino. Kewadin Shores Casino has now awarded eleven MegaJackpot® prizes totaling $5.3 million, including two incredible million dollar prizes. The first, a $1.1 million prize, was paid on a Wheel of Fortune® dollar machine, and the second a $1.2 million MegaJackpot® hit on a Fabulous Fifties™ game.
Kewadin Shores Casino is one of five Kewadin casinos in Michigan. Sister casinos are located in Christmas, Hessel, Manistique and Sault Saint Marie. Combined, Kewadin casinos have now paid out over $17.6 million in prize money. The Kewadin Casinos belong to a Native American progressive gaming network that includes over 300 casinos in seventeen states. Each time a coin is played in a linked machine, anywhere in the network, the cumulative jackpot continues to grow. To date, Michigan casinos have paid 176 MegaJackpots® totaling over $86.7 million in prize money.
The Wheel of Fortune® quarters progressive has a starting jackpot of $100,000 and features an exciting bonus spin that has come to be one of the favorite facets of the game for players and fans alike. In order to win the MegaJackpot®, a player bets three quarters at a time while attempting to line up the Wheel of Fortune® symbols on the machine’s payline.