Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs awards $487,422 Wheel of Fortune
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May 25, 2009
A man who came to the casino for a barbeque won a whopping $487,422 Wheel of
Fortune® MegaJackpot® on Sunday, May 24th.
The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, moved to the winning machine when
another machine was not paying. After playing $20 at that machine, he was
surprised to win the top progressive prize and said his first thought was,
"where is my wife?" The winner says he will continue working and plans to use
his winnings to "pay some bills."
Sunday's MegaJackpot® is the first to be paid this year and the second ever won
at the casino. The one-dollar Wheel of Fortune® progressive system has a
starting jackpot of $300,000. To win, a player bets three dollars at a time
while trying to line up the Wheel of Fortune® reel symbols on the machine's
MegaJackpot® is part of a Native American progressive gaming network linking
over 300 tribal casinos nationwide. Each time a coin is played anywhere in the
network, the jackpot accumulates until someone hits the top jackpot.
This Cherokee Casino is expanding from its current 50,000 square feet facility.
Construction is underway on a new $83 million casino with 600 new slot machines,
10 more poker and table games, more restaurants, and a bigger nightclub with a
stage and dance floor. A new 7-story hotel with 140 rooms will open nearby
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