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JACKPOT COULD HAVE TWO $3 MILLION WINNERS

Aug 17, 2001 8:15 PM

Women from Sacramento and St. Louis could be declared winners of a $3 million jackpot, according to a ruling from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Jill Steuber, 60, of St. Louis, won the $1 Wheel of Fortune slot machine last week at Harrah's Laughlin Casino & Hotel. Francesca Galea of Sacramento hit the same jackpot five days before at Eldorado Resort Casino.

International Gaming Technology, which owns the game and the progressive jackpot, didn't play Galea, 29, believing that the play occurred during a machine malfunction. IGT said it would honor Galea's claim if the Gaming Control Board declares the play legitimate.