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Mohegan Sun awards another slot jackpot

13 February 2008

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Mohegan Sun continues to heat up winter with its second major progressive jackpot win in three days. Just two months into the New Year and Mohegan Sun has already awarded roughly $2.4 million in MegaJackpot. prizes alone.

The most recent winner, Juncun Kopica of Swanzey, New Hampshire, came to Mohegan Sun on a "whim" last Tuesday, February 5th. Playing her favorite slot, a progressive Wheel of Fortune in Casino of the Sky, Kopica hit it big, winning just over $2.0 million, the largest jackpot won to date in 2008.

"I didn't even realize what happened," proclaimed the most recent millionaire. Kopica has good intentions with the new found wealth she has endured. When asked what she will do with the money that she has won, she responded, "I am going to help my family in China."

Mohegan Sun is one of the busiest gaming facilities when it comes to MegaJackpot. payouts. Since opening in 1996, Mohegan Sun has paid out over $98.3 million in MegaJackpot. prize money.

Under a current gaming compact with the State of Connecticut, Mohegan Sun gives the state 25-percent of the monthly slot revenue. After the completion of its Project Horizon expansion in 2010, Mohegan Sun will be home to over 7,600 slot machines.

Mohegan Sun is currently in the midst of Project Horizon - a multi-million dollar expansion that calls for a new 922-room hotel, featuring 261 House of Blues-themed rooms and an exclusive members-only House of Blues Foundation Room. The expansion also includes approximately 115,000 square feet of additional retail and restaurant space, and a new 64,000 square-foot Casino of the Wind. Upon full completion in 2010, Project Horizon is expected to add more than 1.4 million square feet to Mohegan Sun's existing structure.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting

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