It’s a vacation miracle for a man who spent his Christmas Eve at a Las Vegas casino.
The Suncoast Hotel and Casino reported that a man named Kevin won nearly $ 15.5 million on one of its slot machines on Thursday night.
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“MEGABUCKS JACKPOT ALERT!” Suncoast Casino tweeted alongside a photo of its hidden winner. “Congratulations to Kevin on hitting the $ 15,491,103 Megabucks Progressive Jackpot at @suncoastcasino!”
Kevin won the jackpot on an International Game Technology Megabucks slot machine at around 12:30 pm on Thursday afternoon, according to a press release shared with Fox News. He reportedly put just $ 40 in the machine before his monumental win.
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According to Boyd Gaming, the owner of Suncoast Casino, this was the largest slot machine jackpot Nevada has seen in eight years.
“It was sure to be an unforgettable Christmas Eve,” a Boyd Gaming spokesman told Fox News. “We are delighted and honored to be able to take part in this historic holiday jackpot at the Suncoast.”
Kevin, whose identity has been protected for security reasons, said he was dividing his time between Las Vegas and Alaska.
He told Boyd Gaming that he intends to use his winnings to support his business and “pay it forward”.
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Social media users on Facebook have given Kevin their congratulations and congratulations.
“Congratulations !!!!! I can’t even win $ 100 and I’m there every weekend,” wrote one user with a laughing emoji.
“Wow,” cut in another person. “Merry Christmas to you.”
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The odds of winning a jackpot prize on a slot machine are against most players. (iStock)
One of the world record slot machine jackpots in Las Vegas took place at MGM Resorts’ Excalibur Hotel & Casino in 2003. This is evident from records from International Game Technology. A 25-year-old man from Los Angeles is said to have won $ 39.7 million.
Three years earlier, an anonymous woman won $ 34.9 million at the now-closed Desert Inn Resort.
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It’s not just Kevin testing his luck this holiday season. A laid-off preschool teacher from North Carolina won $ 250,000 on a scratch-off ticket Tuesday, according to an NC Education Lottery announcement.
Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.