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May 22, 2015

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Texas woman hits $2.8 million jackpot at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

A Texas woman hit a $2,832,044.74 jackpot Friday while playing a Bombs Away Bombshells slot machine at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, game developer International Game Technology said.

The woman, identified only as Monica B., was shocked to find out she had won and immediately called her husband to tell him the news, officials said. She was playing a Money Madness MegaJackpots progressive machine.

“We are ecstatic to be part of this life-changing moment for Monica and her husband,” said Staci Alonso, IGT vice president of customer marketing. “Our MegaJackpots games have entertained countless players worldwide and have transformed the lives of thousands of players by making them instant millionaires.”

IGT launched the MegaJackpots progressive product line in 1986 with the introduction of the Megabucks slot game and has since produced more than 1,400 millionaires and awarded more than $5 billion in jackpots. The biggest jackpot was more than $39 million won in March 2003 at the Excalibur in Las Vegas.

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