About Coushatta Casino Resort
Coushatta Awards Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot®
$142,450 Payout is First of the Year
May 9, 2010
(Kinder, LA. – May 9, 2010) Moses Horton won a $142,450 MegaJackpot® on a quarter machine on Saturday, May 8th at the Coushatta Casino Resort.
The winner is a school teacher from Houston, Texas, and said he visits the casino “every now and then.” Horton went on to say he was actually invited to play the winning machine. “[I] was standing in an area where all the seats were taken, a couple got up from the machine and asked me if I wanted that seat” he said. After investing around $30, Horton said he was surprised to find he had won the top progressive prize. “I was numb for a few minutes, I did not know what happened. I was in total shock. I came close at other times, but this was the first time for me!” Horton reported. When asked about immediate plans, the Megajackpot® winner said he plans to continue teaching, and that his “ultimate dream” would be to build a school for kids.
Saturday’s MegaJackpot® is the first to be paid so far this year at the casino. Including yesterday’s Megajackpot hit, Coushatta Casino Resort has now awarded nineteen MegaJackpot® prizes on a variety of progressive systems totaling nearly $16 million. The casino has also paid some of the largest Megajackpot® prizes in Louisiana, including two over $1 million each, and the state’s single largest Megajackpot® payout, an incredible $6.8 million prize on the Wheel of Fortune one-dollar progressive system.
Coushatta Casino Resort is one of several in Louisiana belonging to a seventeen-state Native American gaming network that includes over 300 tribal casinos nationwide. The network is made up of casinos that carry one or more IGT progressive game. Anytime a coin is played in a linked machine, anywhere in the network, the cumulative jackpot continues to grow until it is won. Combined, Louisiana casinos have now awarded 54 MegaJackpots® totaling $31.7 million since 1995.
The Wheel of Fortune® quarters progressive has a starting jackpot of $100,000 and features an exciting bonus spin that has come to be one of the favorite facets of the game for players and fans alike. In order to win the MegaJackpot®, a player bets three quarters at a time while attempting to line up the Wheel of Fortune® symbols on the machine’s payline.
Coushatta Casino Resort is located in Kinder, Louisiana on US Highway 165 (I-10 exit 44) and features over 2,000 slots and more than 65 table games including live poker, plus live bingo and off-track betting. Phone 800-584-7263 for more information or visit the website at www.ccrla.com.