On my way over to the casino this morning," said the man, "I actually thought about playing Penny Megabucks. I don’t know why because I normally play video poker. So after rolling several practice games, I went to have lunch and on the way back to the lanes, I stopped to play Penny Megabucks."
"I put in us$ 100 and after playing us$ 44, I saw five eagles line up and thought I had won about us$ 3,000," he added. "Then I looked up, and the large jackpot on top of the machine had switched from us$ 18 million to us$ 10 million. Then I knew I had won something big." The winner said he will pay off some bills and then take his wife on a long trip to Australia.
"It’s exciting to make history with this penny MegaJackpot," said Ed Rogich, vice president of marketing for IGT, which developed the penny Megabucks game. "Penny slots are enormously popular, and this huge jackpot proves that they have a place in gaming history."
The Nevada dollar Megabucks system produced a us$ 10.8 million Megabucks jackpot on September 2, 2006 at Wynn Las Vegas. Both the penny and dollar Megabucks progressives have top jackpots that build from a base amount of us$ 10 million and are paid in annual installments upon verification.