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Megabucks jackpot pays off at Aria for the second time in 2011

Megabucks hit for the second time in less than a year at Aria last week.

An anonymous winner collected more than $10.6 million when she lined up the winning Megabucks symbols at the hotel-casino at CityCenter.

The winner told representatives from International Game Technology, which developed Megabucks, she had thought she only won $6,000 on the machine, but quickly realized she earned the top prize.

In January, another anonymous visitor to Aria hit the Megabucks jackpot and collected almost $12.8 million.

IGT launched the progressive Megabucks slot machines in 1986, which connect banks of the games at casinos throughout Nevada. A Megabucks machine is responsible for the largest-ever slot machine jackpot of more than $39 million, which was won in March 2003 at the Excalibur.

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