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Wicomico county resident wins $607,739 IGT MegaHits Jackpot at Casino at Ocean Downs

19 January 2015

MARYLAND -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- A Wicomico County, Maryland woman recently hit it big when she scored a $607,739 jackpot on the Megablast MegaHits machine at the Casino at Ocean Downs on January 11, 2015. This is Maryland’s first MegaHits jackpot since the linked progressive machines launched in the state in September 2014.

IGT’s MegaHits Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot game is a multi-state link available through a partnership with the Multi-State Lottery Association, IGT and the lotteries in Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Rhode Island and West Virginia. MegaHits is the only Wide Area Progressive (WAP) available in the five states and provides a unique opportunity for players to win life-changing jackpots. The $607,739 jackpot is the second largest MegaHits jackpot since MegaHits’ inception. After the win, the MegaHits jackpot reset to $100,000.

MegaHits is available as a penny or dollar game, which requires the maximum bet of $3 to be eligible to win the top prize. Themes on the link include IGT's popular Emerald Seven®, Triple Ruby Riches®, Reel Gold® and Wild Sapphires® and feature a local, four-level progressive plus the WAP jackpot.

"We are always thrilled when one of our customers walks away with a sizeable jackpot,” said Ocean Downs General Manager Joe Cavilla. "MegaHits has been very popular with our customers, and I’m sure this will make it even more appealing. Our entire team would like to congratulate our customer on this exciting win.”

“Paying the first life-changing jackpot in Maryland on IGT’s MegaHits marks a significant moment in time,” said Tim Shortall, Vice President of Eastern Region Sales for IGT. “A win like this reinforces IGT’s jackpot-paying legacy and unwavering leadership in Wide Area Progressive innovation and deployment. It’s terrific to see our customer Ocean Downs celebrating a win of this magnitude within just a few months of the link going live in Maryland.”

The lucky winner has chosen to ‘let the win sink in’ and remain anonymous at this time.

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