Just moments after San Antonio resident Sylvia Tejeda sat down to play IGT’s popular Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Paris Las Vegas, she became a millionaire after hitting the over $1.2 million dollar jackpot on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Tejeda, who was in Las Vegas on vacation, was “happy, going crazy and in shock” when the $1 slot machine hit the major jackpot of $1,268,990.50.
The last Las Vegas millionaire was made in September at Caesars Palace also on the Wheel of Fortune slot machine. Other recent jackpots include a $787,842 jackpot on the “Willy Wonka: World of Wonka” penny slot machine at Harrah’s Las Vegas in September, and in June, a visiting guest hit the jackpot for a massive win of $944,337.37 on the same Willy Wonka slot machine at Harrah’s Las Vegas.
Caesars Entertainment has created more than 777 millionaires since 1987; with those player winnings fast approaching the $2 billion mark, the company has announced Millionaire Maker powered by Total Rewards, a celebration of these guests’ winnings and a promotion aimed at making even more millionaires.
There are a growing number of ways to become a millionaire, even a multi-millionaire, at Caesars Entertainment resorts nation-wide. Every year the best poker players in the world gather at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for the WSOP where the winner has been known to take home more than $8 million. Popular slot machines like Wheel of Fortune and Mega Bucks routinely reach multi-million dollar jackpots. Players can win $1 Million in just one hand at table games playing the 6 Card Bonus wager on Three Card Poker, Let it Ride, Mississippi Stud Poker, Four Card Poker, Crazy 4 Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em or Texas Hold’em Bonus.
With special events and promotions in a number of key markets Caesars Entertainment is consistently pioneering games to offer players innovative and entertaining ways become the next instant millionaire.