A "relaxing weekend getaway" at Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel turned into a life changing moment for a Des Moines woman on Sunday, October 20th. The day took a turn toward the unbelievable for the winner, Mary C., when she watched the IGT Wheel of Fortune slot machine reels land on the MegaJackpot prize of $2,053,389.70.
As a first time visitor to Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, Mary spent about 45 minutes playing the Wheel of Fortune penny machine. "I played that machine because I like the Wheel of Fortune and I didn't even know it was a progressive." It was the spin of a lifetime with a 2 million dollar jackpot that had her crying and shaking in disbelief. "I didn't realize immediately how much the jackpot was. I thought it was maybe $500.00."
The IGT MegaJackpot Wheel of Fortune machines are known as "Wide Area Progressive" machines. Wide Area Progressive slot machines are linked to other casinos across the nation and the potential jackpots are significantly higher than regular, stand-alone slot machines. Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel is the only casino in Iowa with the Wheel of Fortune MegaJackpot machines with a potential for a jackpot of this magnitude. There are a total of 19 "Wide Area Progressive" types of slot machines at Meskwaki where jackpots start from $100,000 to $500,000 and increase at a rapid pace.
Meskwaki Casino slot machine player identified as Mary C. of Des Moines happily points to her win on a Wheel of Fortune Machine. -Photo provided
From a "relaxing weekend" of playing penny slots escalating to the thrill of walking away with over 2 million dollars, Mary C. had the moment of a lifetime that the majority of the population can only dream about. Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel is one of only two casinos in the state of Iowa with "Wide Area Progressive" slot machines where this experience of a life changing jackpot is possible.