Wheel Of Fortune Slot Game Delivers Fortunes To Players

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on June 23, 2023
Dollar Bill Ripped Where Head Is and Wheel of Fortune logo in its place

International Game Technology (IGT) announced that its Wheel of Fortune slots awarded three life-changing jackpots in May.

To be more specific, Wheel of Fortune slots delivered million-dollar-plus payouts to players in:

  • Wisconsin
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey

Three Wheel of Fortune jackpots total $6.3 million in May

IGT delivered three jackpots in May totaling $6.3 million.

Here’s how much money the Wheel of Fortune slot game awarded  each of the lucky players last month:

  • On May 2, a player won $1,215,041 playing Wheel of Fortune High Roller at Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa in Nekoosa, Wisconsin
  • Then, on May 19 a punter won $2,914,518 playing Wheel of Fortune Pink Diamond at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • On May 26, a player won $2,198,173 playing Wheel of Fortune Gold Spin Triple Gold MegaTower at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Wheel of Fortune slot machines are famous for offering some of the largest progressive jackpot prizes across the US. Since their launch in 1996, Wheel of Fortune slots have produced over 1,100 millionaires and awarded over $3.5 billion in jackpots.

During April, IGT’s Wheel of Fortune, Megabucks, and Powerbucks slots awarded three jackpots that amounted to over $17 million.

Famous for its spinning wheel, catchy music and sound effects the game has become evergreen in American culture. It was inspired by the popular Wheel of Fortune TV program that has more than 25 million weekly viewers.

IGT extended the Wheel of Fortune license with Sony Pictures

Earlier this month, IGT inked a new 10-year licensing deal with Sony Pictures to have exclusive Wheel of Fortune brand rights.

The deal is set to begin in 2025 and Sony Pictures agreed to an extension through 2034. The agreement includes several IGT gaming options, like online casinos, retail lottery, games, and free-to-play social casinos.

BetMGM New Jersey launched the Wheel Of Fortune online casino app

In March, BetMGM launched a “Wheel of Fortune” app in New Jersey making it the first brand-led online casino in North America.

New Jersey online casino players can experience the excitement of the popular game show from their homes and on the go.

BetMGM (a joint venture of MGM Resorts and Entain) and the Wheel of Fortune online casino operate under Borgata Hotel Casino‘s NJ gaming license.

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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for PlayCanada.com. Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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