$1million jackpot hit in California casino
An elderly man took home a jackpot of over $1million when he won on a slot in a casino in California on the anniversary of his late wife’s birthday. The very lucky winner, who has been named as George Hayes and a friend had apparently taken a few trips to different casinos in California to celebrate the popular Mexican festival of Cinco de Mayo (5 May).
The casino that saw the $1million plus jackpot was the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Palm Springs, California, and the game was the Wheel of Fortune slot machine. Ciara Green, a spokesperson for the Fantasy Springs Resort, told Californian news provider KESQ that: "George simply walked up to a one-cent Super Spin Wheel of Fortune machine and put in $40 or $50. Not long after that, he watched five Wheel of Fortune symbols line up across the centre line and knew it had to mean something big."