UNCASVILLE, CT – Mohegan Sun awarded a $704,939 Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot® on a one-dollar machine in Casino of the Sky on Saturday, February 6th. The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, said he was visiting the casino with a friend and “always plays the same bank of six machines, and only Wheel of Fortune®.” When asked how he felt upon realizing his MegaJackpot® win, the winner replied, “I saw the first two drop and then I saw the third drop in slow motion. Then I screamed ‘I hit the progressive!’” The excited winner went on to say he will share his news with only a few close friends and plans to use his winnings to pay bills and as a down payment on a house.
Saturday’s MegaJackpot® is the second to be paid already this year and the second to be awarded in less than one month at Mohegan Sun. On January 11th, Mohegan Sun paid an impressive $677,912 Jeopardy! ® MegaJackpot® prize. In 2009, Mohegan Sun paid fourteen MegaJackpots® totaling an amazing $3.48 million and since opening in 1996, 165 MegaJackpots® have been paid totaling over $115 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. For more information, please visit