IGT News Release
CREEK NATION CASINO AWARDS WHEEL OF FORTUNE® MEGAJACKPOT® –
FIRST TO BE PAID IN OKLAHOMA THIS YEAR
(Muscogee, OK – February 24, 2010) – Creek Nation Casino awarded an impressive $305,009 Wheel of Fortune® quarters MegaJackpot® to a lucky winner on Tuesday, February, 23rd.
The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, said he is a regular visitor to the casino and was familiar with the winning Wheel of Fortune® game. After investing only $20, the excited MegaJackpot® winner said he “knew he had won” the top progressive prize. When asked about immediate plans for his winnings, the MegaJackpot® winner said his first priority will be to “buy a trailer.”
Tuesday’s Wheel of Fortune® quarters progressive is the first ever to be paid at the Creek Nation Casino, and the first MegaJackpot® prize to hit in Oklahoma so far this year. However, on July 18th 2009, Creek Nation’s sister casino, River Spirit, located in Tulsa Oklahoma awarded a $192,372 Wheel of Fortune® quarters progressive. Creek Nation Casino is one of several in Oklahoma belonging to a Native American progressive gaming network which includes over 300 tribal casinos in seventeen states nationwide. Each time a coin is played in a linked machine, anywhere in the network, the jackpot accumulates until some lucky winner hits the top jackpot award. To date, Oklahoma casinos have awarded nearly $30 million in MegaJackpot® prize money since going on-line in September 2006.
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casino, located on the southern edge of Muskogee, Oklahoma, began in 1993 as a bingo hall. In time Creek Nation Casino has become the second largest Muscogee Creek Nation Indian gaming facility. The facility offers a variety of gaming opportunities such as Bingo, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, Poker and over 400 electronic gaming units. For more information on the casino please visit www.creeknationcasino.net.
Wheel of Fortune® quarters progressive is one of the most popular systems in Native America, and features an exciting bonus spin that has come to be one of the favorite facets of the game for players and fans alike. has a starting jackpot of $100,000. In order to win the MegaJackpot®, a player bets three quarters at a time while attempting to line up the Wheel of Fortune® symbols on the machine’s payline. Wheel of Fortune® was developed by IGT (www.IGT.com), a global company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and sales of computerized gaming machines and systems products. All IGT MegaJackpot® top awards are paid in annual installments upon verification, except MegaJackpots Instant Winners JackpotsÔ which are paid in their entirety upon verification
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