According to local news, New Jersey's Harrah's Resort Atlantic City has awarded a mega jackpot on a progressive poker game to a woman on Saturday morning. The woman, whose name was not released, became an instant millionaire winning $1,681,458.40 after placing a $5 bet on the game. The win marks the largest jackpot payout on a progressive poker game in Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City history.
John Koster, regional president for Caesars Entertainment, said: "We are thrilled to celebrate this huge win with one of our longtime customers and commemorate the largest payout on one of our All-In Progressive Poker games in Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City history. This weekend’s mega jackpot is the latest example of the power of Caesars Rewards and our portfolio of resorts in the market, offering guests more ways to earn and redeem rewards – and win big."
According to casino officials, the winner tipped table games dealers at Harrah’s Resort $77,000. “I think most adults have a secret Christmas wish that Santa will bring them a million dollars, but for one of our lucky, loyal Caesars Rewards customers, that wish has come true,” added Koster.
In order to be eligible for the mega jackpot, guests had to try their luck on a progressive game at Tropicana, Caesars, or Harrah’s Resort, which includes Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Mississippi Stud Poker, and Texas Hold’em Poker.