Wheel of Fortune jackpot hits big for Miss. casinos

Jul 22, 2013 7:04 PM

The downgrade of IGT came on the heels of a report from Mississippi where casino customers were singing the praises of the company’s progressive machine, “Wheel of Fortune.”

Earlier this month, an Alabama man won the $1.5 million jackpot on the penny “Wheel of Fortune” progressive jackpot at Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi.

Four days earlier, according to a story in the Biloxi Sun Herald by Mary Perez, an Indiana woman won the ninth-biggest jackpot ever hit in the state when she won $8.3 million playing a 25-cent statewide progressive “Wheel of Fortune” machine at Fitz Casino in Tunica.

The writer noted Mississippi comes in as IGT’s third most winning state, after Nevada and New Jersey, with 403 jackpots totaling $513 million in winnings.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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