The Suncoast Hotel and Casino reported that a man named Kevin won nearly $ 1
5.5 million from one of his slot machines on Thursday night.
According to a press release distributed to Fox News, Kevin won the international gaming technology Megabucks slot machine jackpot on Thursday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. He allegedly put only $ 40 in the car before his monumental victory.
“It was definitely a Christmas Eve to remember,” Boyd Gaming’s spokesman told Fox News. “We are excited and honored to be part of this historic Suncoast holiday jackpot.”
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Kevin, whose identity was protected for security, said he shared his time between Las Vegas and Alaska.
He told Boyd Gaming that he intended to use his winnings to support his business and “pay back”.
Social media users on Facebook have congratulated Kevin and best wishes.
“Congratulations !!!!! I can’t even win $ 100 and I’m there every weekend,” one user wrote with a smile.
“Wow,” another person replied. “Merry Christmas to you.”
According to international gaming technology, one of the world record slot machine jackpots in Las Vegas took place in 2003 at Excalibur Hotel & Casino, owned by MGM Resorts. The 25-year-old Los Angeles man is said to have won $ 39.7 million.
Three years before that, the anonymous woman won $ 34.9 million at the now closed Desert Inn Resort.
It’s not just Kevin who’s trying his luck this holiday season. A North Carolina redundant preschool teacher won $ 250,000 for a scratch-off ticket, according to an NC Education Lottery announcement on Tuesday.
Fox News Bradford Betz contributed to this report.