November 14, 2012
Gemma L., from Vista, California, who lost her job in August, won $556,559.91 last Monday afternoon (November 12) while playing a $1 Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine at Pala Casino Resort and Spa in Northern San Diego County.
Gemma said she was "absolutely shocked" when the jackpot hit after only 10 minutes of play.
The Wheel of Fortune progressive is a slot machine game that is linked to a national network in tribal casinos across the United States. The jackpot increases based on the amount of "coin in" play in the entire network.
Gemma said she "felt lucky" yesterday and would like to buy a house with a portion of her jackpot and save the rest. She said she also plans to return to play at Pala, where she previously has won smaller slot jackpots.
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