The winner of just over 14 million dollars on the Megabucks progressive slots jackpot has said that he wants to give his winnings to charity. Occasionally a lucky jackpot winner will donate a percentage of their winnings to their chosen charity or charities but this winner has said that he would give everything away. The man also stated that he would provide the funding to construct a new building for his church because at the moment the church has to worship in the gym in a local high school. The lucky winner lives in Las Vegas and he won over 14 million dollars in the Rampart Casino in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas.
A very lucky break
The casino where the man won 14,282,544.21 dollars has said that he is not a regular gambler. He visited the Rampart Casino with a friend who was visiting from out of town. The Rampart Casino issued a statement saying that the winner had spent 20 dollars and had only been playing for about five minutes when he won the huge amount on the Megabucks progressive slot machine. Progressive slot machines are very popular with gamblers. The amounts to be won are enormous and come from a pooled percentage of all the money bet by all players on the linked progressive slot machines situated in several different casinos. Players can see the amounts being added to the jackpot constantly as players chance their luck in several casinos whose slot machines are linked up. The Rampart Casino winner’s 14 million dollar win means that just after he hit the jackpot the next jackpot will start again at 10 million dollars. The Megabucks progressive slot has been developed by IGT. In order to have a chance of winning on the Megabucks slot which is a dollar coin slot, the player must have already wagered 3 dollars.
The Rampart Casino Resort is described as a local casino when compared to the large casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. The casino resort is in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas and usually caters to local players although the casino resort has accommodation in a JW Marriott hotel. The resort also offers players a choice of restaurants. The casino’s General Manager Michael Gaughan has said that the casino often pays out large jackpots. Although it may be quite a while before the casino will have a lucky winner say that he is going to give all of his winnings to charity.