Massachusetts Woman Strikes It Big At Mohegan Sun

2010-02-15

Kerri-MurrayWins $1.2 million on a Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot®
UNCASVILLE, CT – A Massachusetts woman struck it big at Mohegan Sun over the weekend, winning just under $1.3 million on a five-dollar Wheel of Fortune® progressive MegaJackpot® in Casino of the Sky near Wombi Rock.
Kerri Murray of Revere, Massachusetts said, “I always play this game and this particular machine.” After investing around $300.00 into the winning machine, Murray reported being surprised to find she had won the top progressive prize. “Oh my God! Complete shock! I thought it was $10,000, then realized it was over a million!” she reported. Immediate plans for the new millionaire will include buying a new truck and “taking my boyfriend to Aruba.”
Saturday’s MegaJackpot® is the third and largest to be paid this year at Mohegan Sun. On January 11th, an impressive $677,912 Jeopardy!® MegaJackpot® prize was awarded. Just one week ago, on February 6th, a lucky customer walked away with $704,939 from a Wheel of Fortune® progressive jackpot on a one-dollar machine. Since 1996, 166 MegaJackpots® have been paid at the casino totaling nearly $117 million.
The five-dollar Wheel of Fortune® progressive system has a starting jackpot of one million dollars.  In order to win the MegaJackpot®, a player bets ten dollars at a time while attempting to line up the Wheel of Fortune® symbols on the machine’s payline.  Each time a coin is played in a linked machine, anywhere in the network, the cumulative jackpot grows and continues to build until it is won.
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 mohegansun.com.