August 16, 2017 - 12:04 pm
A woman turned a $5 bet into an IGT jackpot valued at $1.6 million on Tuesday at McCarran International Airport.
The jackpot was won on a “Wheel of Fortune Pink Diamonds” game, according to an email from an IGT spokeswoman.
It’s a $1 progressive game with the top prize paid on a $5 wager.
A Facebook post from McCarran International Airport identified the winner as Sandra A. of Dublin, Calif. The post said she hit the jackpot while playing in McCarran’s C Concourse.
IGT progressive jackpots typically offer a lump sum payment less than the actual jackpot or they can be paid out in annual installments over a number of years.
The game resets at $1 million.
The jackpot comes just days after a California man won $11.8 million in downtown Las Vegas.