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Woman Wins $12.7 Million Jackpot Playing Megabucks Slots at the Aria


Megabucks Winner Gets Showered With Cash at the Aria Hotel and Casino. (Flickr Commons)
A Las Vegas tourist, who was in town visiting her niece for her birthday, changed her life forever on Friday while playing a Megabucks slot machine at the Aria Hotel and Casino after winning a $12.7 million jackpot.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the woman hit the Megabucks jackpot after playing a total of $6. “I was on my way to my room when I saw this machine and decided to play,” she said. Once the woman achieved the winning combination, she thought the machine had malfunctioned and had no idea she had won. It was her niece that actually noticed the machine had struck a winning combination awarding the $12 million prize; otherwise, the woman may just have walked away.

Now that she’s a millionaire, the Megabucks winner claims she is going to pay off her mortgage and hopefully buy her niece a really nice birthday present.

Megabucks slot machines are part of a special network linking over 150 casinos throughout the state of Nevada which means if someone scores a jackpot, then they are winning cash accumulated from Megabucks slots from around the state.

Megabucks creators claim that the largest jackpot awarded was $39 million back in 2003 from a player in the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. They say the odds of winning are 1 in 49,836,032 but one can dream”¦

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