MOHEGAN SUN AWARDS A $503,808 WHEEL OF FORTUNE® MEGAJACKPOT® TOTALING OVER $2.24 MILLION PAID THIS YEAR ON THESE MACHINES ALONE
Uncasville, CT (November 19, 2009) – Mohegan Sun paid an impressive $503,808 Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot® on a one-dollar machine located in Casino of the Sky near Johnny Rockets and Starbucks on Wednesday, November 18th. The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, said he’s a regular visitor to the casino. “[I] always come here. I like everything about Mohegan Sun.”
When asked what drew him to the winning machine, the MegaJackpot® winner reported being familiar with this particular machine, having played it in the past. “I like the spin button” he said. The winner went on to explain that he was very excited to learn he had won the top progressive prize saying enthusiastically, “I won big!” The MegaJackpot® winner said he does plan to continue working at his present job and will use his winnings to “pay off bills.”
Wednesday’s MegaJackpot® is the eleventh to be paid this year and comes on the heels of a run of Wheel of Fortune® payouts. This most recent MegaJackpot® brings the total payout at Mohegan Sun for 2009 to an incredible $2.24 million. Since 1996, Mohegan Sun has had 158 MegaJackpots® totaling nearly $112 million.
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence, located 15 minutes from museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.