To Top

Nevada Casino Experiences Biggest Slot Machine Win In City’s History

Written By Nicholaus Garcia | Updated:
Woman Wins Slot Machine Jackpot At Nevada Casino In Reno

Over the weekend, a Reno, Nevada resident spent 40 minutes at a slot machine only to experience a truly life-changing event. The “biggest little city in the world” saw a record-breaking slot machine jackpot on Sunday.

The winner was a local anonymous woman. She placed a $10 bet and won a $14 million IGT Megabucks jackpot at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The win makes it the largest slot machine jackpot in the city’s history.

$14 million slot machine jackpot at Atlantis Casino in Nevada

In a Las Vegas Review-Journal statement, Toni Martinez, IGT vice president of Western Region & Mexico sales, said 

“With a $10 million top progressive jackpot reset value, no slot jackpot in the US rivals the size or thrill of IGT’s legendary Megabucks game.”

Martinez added she was excited the resort could experience “property-wide excitement” after the win. Speaking with the Reno Gazette Journals, Cheraz Ecker, Atlantis general managersaid:

“We’re ecstatic for our longtime Atlantis patron and her incredible jackpot win. “This is another amazing milestone to celebrate in our company’s history.”

Having first launched in 1986, IGT’s Megabucks, a progressive slot jackpot, is available at various casinos across the state. 

First big slot machine win in over two years

Although the jackpot isn’t the largest Megabucks ever won at a Nevada casino, it is the first to happen in roughly two years. The largest payout happened in 2003 when a guest won $39.7 million at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 

Fast forward to 2009, another Reno resident, Rachael Renee Romanick, won $33 million playing the Megabucks slot machine at Terrible’s Rail City in Sparks.

The big win at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa isn’t the only one IGT has announcedOn March 6, a lucky player turned $3.20 into more than $3 millionAccording to IGT, the player won a bet on the “Wheel of Fortune” slot machine at the Carson Valley Inn Casino in Minden. 

Photo by PlayUSA
Nicholaus Garcia Avatar
Written by
Nicholaus Garcia

Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

View all posts by Nicholaus Garcia
Privacy Policy