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Woman hits $1.45M jackpot at Golden Gate hotel-casino

Posted at 9:15 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 14:40:28-04

Are you tired of hearing about people hitting jackpots in casinos but you never manage to come away with more than a few bucks?

Unfortunately, you now have to endure at least one more of these stories.

A gambler at the Golden Gate hotel-casino in Downtown Las Vegas hit a jackpot around 7:20 a.m. on June 5, tweeted Golden Gate Casino Chief Executive Officer Derek Stevens.

Rhonda L. won $1.45 million by hitting a 9 spot on the Million Degrees game on the casino floor.

“She is a big fan of the D and Golden Gate so we really couldn’t have asked for a better winner,” said Stevens. “This is the biggest payout of my career in Las Vegas and our lucky casino player has made the experience unforgettable.”

The winner was in town for a Bingo tournament when she hit the big prize.

We can tell you that this isn't the first person to win big at a downtown casino this year.

A Wisconsin man turned a $2 bet on the Wheel of Fortune Double 3x4x5x Pay game into $1.23 million at the Fremont hotel-casino on Feb. 15.