Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 | 3:22 p.m.
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.
Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.