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Clearwater River Casino & Lodge pays out major jackpot

23 July 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Clearwater River Casino & Lodge announced a jackpot winner on Thursday, 21 July 21st Linda Jorgensen of Lewiston, ID won $1,541,533.11, the largest jackpot won in the Casino’s history. Jorgensen hit the jackpot on Wheel of Fortune Cash Link Video Gaming Machine (VGM) with a wager of $4.50.

“We are pleased to see one of our patrons win such a huge amount,” said Dan Kane, General Manager at the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge. “Several years back we had a winner for over $600,000 but this million-dollar win is considered a life changing amount,” Kane continued.

The VGM manufacturer is International Game Technology (IGT), whom sent a technician to the Casino to verify the jackpot on Friday, July 22nd. The machine is known as a Wide Area Progressive, which exists electronically connected to other casinos. The maximum jackpot on the machine reset to $500,000 immediately following the million-dollar win.

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