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IGT and Wheel of Fortune ring in New Year with more than $2.7 million in wins

12 January 2015

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Global gaming entertainment leader IGT and the most-loved slot theme of all time, Wheel of Fortune slot machine gave two lucky players more than a million reasons to celebrate the New Year after they each won million-plus jackpots, totaling more than $2.7 million over three days. Both winners wished to remain anonymous.

Luck first struck at the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno, Nev., on New Year's Day. The slot enthusiast was playing the fan-favorite Wheel of Fortune Reel Double Diamond when she hit a whopping $1,136,245 jackpot.

Two days later, a player spun with excitement after hitting a sizzling $1,608,497 on Wheel of Fortune's Triple Extreme Spin Duo video slot in Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, Ore., on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. He was on vacation with his wife while visiting the property.

Nobody pays more jackpots than IGT. Wheel of Fortune slot machines were launched by IGT 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 a copious $3 billion in jackpots throughout its illustrious history. IGT has created more than 200 variations of the game and can be found on casino floors in more than 20 countries worldwide. To place a Wheel of Fortune slot on your casino floor, contact an IGT representative.

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