Lucky gambler hits $13M Megabucks jackpot at Las Vegas-area casino

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 20:12:38-04

HENDERSON (KTNV) — A lucky gambler turned a $3 wager into a multi-million dollar jackpot over this past weekend at a Las Vegas-area casino.

A guest was playing an IGT’s Megabucks Triple Red Hot Sevens Slot at Sunset Station in Henderson when the person won a $13,154,723 payout.

The winner began playing the machine just before 8:30 a.m. on April 14 and hit the jackpot after inserting $40 and playing for less than 2 minutes, according to a property spokesperson.

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The lucky Arizona jackpot winner has decided to remain anonymous, but the guest has been a patron of Sunset Station and Boulder Station for the past few years.

This specific Megabucks machine requires a max bet of $3 to qualify for the progressive jackpot.