Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Awards $1.5 Million Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot® Today
TAMPA, Fla. – The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa awarded an incredible $1,507,235 Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot® on a $1 machine on Friday, October 28.
The winner, Terrell K., put in $20 and was down to the last $3 when he won the top progressive prize. The business consultant had only been to the casino a couple of times, and it was his first time playing the Wheel of Fortune® Secret Spins Multiplay game. The winning machine is adjacent to the center bar. When asked about his immediate plans, he said he was looking forward to being able to pay off debt. He has been a Tampa Bay resident for 26 years and is married to Karen, a painter, who is currently on vacation in Cocoa Beach. The MegaJackpot® millionaire added that once he shared the news with his wife over the phone, she would probably think he was joking.
On June 7, 2010, a winner, who asked to remain anonymous, was awarded a $1,710,259 Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot® on a $1 machine. On May 21 of the same year, Cory Mcalpin of Tampa won an incredible $1,311,909 Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpot® on a $5 machine. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa has a reputation for paying million-dollar MegaJackpot® prizes. In the last three years, the casino has awarded 11 MegaJackpot® prizes on a variety of IGT progressive systems totaling over $10.8 million.
In 2009, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa awarded four MegaJackpots® beginning with an Impressive $425,245 on January 12. Less than a month later, on February 26, a $1,195,508 Wheel of Fortune® progressive MegaJackpot® was paid on a $5 machine. Then on March 8, the casino awarded an $833,013 prize, which was followed by a $776,341 Wheel of Fortune® Special Edition™ MegaJackpot® on May 10.
The Wheel of Fortune® one-dollar progressive resets at $500,000 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®, on this 3 reel 1-line game a player bets up to six dollars at a time while attempting to line up the Wheel of Fortune® symbols on the machine’s payline.
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About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa is Florida’s ultimate entertainment destination with nearly 190,000 square feet of non-stop casino gaming action featuring Blackjack, Mini and Midi-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride Poker, Casino War and Texas Hold ‘em Poker along with over 4,100 of the most popular slot machines. The resort also houses Florida’s newest, smoke-free poker room with 50 live action tables dedicated to Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Seven Card Stud. For the fifth year in a row, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded this 250-luxury room hotel its prestigious Four Diamond rating. Guests can enjoy a variety of critically acclaimed restaurants and bars including the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, part of Hard Rock’s 134 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll themed restaurants, the award-winning Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Restaurant and the Fresh Harvest seven-station dining experience. Garage parking is free and valet parking is also available. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is located off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 813-627-ROCK (7625), 1-800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrocktampa.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrocktampa . Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SHRTampa .