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Texan wins $1.8M at Golden Nugget in Laughlin

Posted at 4:57 PM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 19:57:02-05

It only took 5 minutes for one lucky Texan to win $1,824,943 while playing Scientific Games' 1,000,000 Degrees slot machine on Nov. 23 in Laughlin.

The new new millionaire, Ernest Lopez, and his girlfriend were vacationing from San Antonio when they stopped at the Golden Nugget for breakfast. Lopez played the 1,000,000 Degrees machine for only 5 minutes before hitting the jackpot. Lopez was playing the maximum bet of $3 on the one cent 300-coin game.

The 1,000,000 Degrees slot machine features a million-dollar progressive jackpot opportunity that players trigger when nine “1,000,000 Degrees” symbols appear with max bet. The game features a top progressive jackpot award that resets at a base amount of $999,999.99 and increments with game play.