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Slots Wheel of Fortune Millionaire at Caesars

Discussion in 'Slots' started by seneca7, Sep 10, 2015.

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  1. seneca7

    seneca7 Low-Roller

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    International Game Technology PLC (IGT) Wheel of Fortune slots ignited a player's luck and awarded him a $1,271,032 jackpot on Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond® at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas, Nev., on Aug. 30, 2015.

    The new millionaire, James M., said he is a longtime fan of Wheel of Fortune slots and was in complete shock when he won the life-changing jackpot.

    No one pays jackpots like IGT. IGT launched Wheel of Fortune slots in 1996 and solidified the Company's leadership in Wide Area Progressive technology. Known as the most successful slot title of all-time, the fan-favorite theme has minted nearly 1,000 millionaires and delivered over $3 billion in jackpots throughout its illustrious history. IGT has created more than 200 variations of the game that can be found on casino floors in more than 20 countries worldwide

    What a feeling that must be...I keep hoping...

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/igts-wheel-fortune-slots-crown-100000944.html
     
  2. RedRiverRose

    RedRiverRose Low-Roller

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  3. Peachiekeehn

    Peachiekeehn High-Roller

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    We were in Vegas when they won and although we always play at Caesars and we always play Wheel of Fortune there, we didn't this time. Happy for the person who won.
     
  4. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    I got to vegas on Aug 30 and I heard about it when I was there. I normally play the WOF and megabucks, usually play the megabucks at least once per day if not more. Yup, like others I want to win enough so I can retire comfortably already.
     
  5. ruralhipster

    ruralhipster Low-Roller

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    He's not an instant millionaire, after taxes if he takes the lump sum I bet he is taking home less than 600K. I mean its significant but depending on your current fiscal situation it's more like life-bettering than life changing money.
     
  6. Aces and Eights

    Aces and Eights VIP Whale

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    That's what you wrote, but I know what you're really thinking.
     
  7. lakrhatr

    lakrhatr Tourist

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    he cant take a lump sum its always 20 annual payments on waps
     
  8. GeorgeJ.

    GeorgeJ. Low-Roller

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    So he's only looking at about $60,000 a year on the 20 year payout? Should be a lot better on taxes, but that sure is disappointing..
     
  9. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Yeah, I hate when I just get handed an extra $60K a year, sooooo disappointing!
     
  10. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    A lump sum option is available. They just do a net present value calculation on it.
     
  11. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    Image winning over a million dollars and finding out you can't even retire.
    $60,000 a year is hard to live on so I can see the statement of being disappointing.
    Now, keeping the job and now getting an extra $60K is the better way to look at it.
     
  12. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    I'm already retired so wouldn't find an extra $60K a year disappointing at all nor would I when I was working.
     
  13. scottydoog

    scottydoog Low-Roller

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    I would defo take the lump sum, bird in the hand and all that, and being from the UK, no taxes to pay :)
     
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