By Amanda Finnegan
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 | 10:03 p.m.
Fireworks explode over the Aria hotel-casino during the official opening Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009. Aria is the centerpiece of the $8.5 billion CityCenter project, which is a partnership between MGM Mirage and Dubai World.
A gambler at a Strip casino turned $6 into more than $12.7 million when she hit the Megabucks Jackpot at Aria on Friday afternoon.
The gambler, who wished to remain anonymous, was visiting Las Vegas for her niece’s birthday when she hit the jackpot at the CityCenter casino. After she hit the winning symbols, she thought the machine was malfunctioning until her niece pointed out that she had won.
“I was on my way to my room when I saw this machine and decided to play,” she said in a statement.
The winner went on to say she was excited to share the news of her win with her husband and was looking forward to paying off her mortgage.
Reno-based gaming supply company International Game Technology is the maker of the Megabucks product line, which launched in 1986. The largest jackpot ever paid out was $39 million, won in March 2003 at the Excalibur.
ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter The centerpiece of CityCenter Las Vegas is Aria Resort & Casino, a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end service and premium meeting and convention space.
From unique culinary offerings created by the world’s most talented chefs, to innovative nightlife, indulgent spa treatments and Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, ARIA embodies the excitement and vitality of Las Vegas.
Aria is home to an incredible collection of stylish and technologically advanced accommodations including Sky Suites, a AAA Five Diamond hotel within a hotel experience. And it's hard to miss — it lit up its new 25-foot-tall LED sign in April 2013.
Combined with CityCenter’s unparalleled amenities including luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World.
3730 Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas,
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