One lucky player has recently hit a big win at a Kansas casino. A man named Steven L. won more than $1 million on Feb. 27 at Prairie Band Casino & Resort.
He played in a high-stakes game of Texas Hold’em and claimed victory with a rare royal flush jackpot.
Natalie Fredrickson, a spokeswoman for the casino, released the news on Mar. 1. Prairie Band also shared the massive jackpot via social media with a picture of ‘Steven L’ holding a massive $1,018,643 check.
Winning royal flush from a $5 progressive bet
According to 13WIBW news, Stephen L. was dealt 4 of a kind earlier in the day while playing Ultimate Texas Hold’em to win the Minor Progressive. Less than four hours later, he got the King and Jack of Hearts on his winning hand. Then, the flop came out with the Ace, Queen and 10 of Hearts, giving him a five-card royal flush.
Steven L. made a $5 progressive bet on Ultimate Texas hold ’em. According to the casino, that made him eligible to win one of four progressive payouts.
Very low odds of hitting a royal flush
The odds of hitting a royal flush are extremely low.
The royal flush is the rarest poker hand. More precisely, the odds of being dealt a natural royal flush are 1 in 649,740 or approximately 0.00015 percent.
Prairie Band Kansas casino paid out over $39M
Prairie Band paid out over 600 total progressive wins. The casino’s Table Games manager Stephen R. said Prairie Band has paid wins totaling more than $3.9 million. He stated:
“Since we brought in the Linked Progressive on our Ultimate Texas hold ’em & Mississippi Stud tables we have paid out 661 total Progressive wins totaling more than $3.9 million!”
Prairie Band Casino & Resort was the first full-service casino in Kansas and is located on tribal land. It is about 15 minutes north of Topeka. The casino is owned by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.