June 14, 2024 2 min read


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Boyd Gaming Hands $1.5M Jackpot to Player from Hawaii

The man reportedly carried a good luck charm, which he believed helped him hit the jackpot

A lucky player in America has become the recipient of a huge jackpot of over a million dollars. The tempting prize was won by a player who wasplaying IGT’s cutting-edge games.

The player in question was a Hawaiian visitor who went on a trip to Boyd Gaming’s California Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. At around 4 am on Wednesday, the player hit a progressive jackpot of over $1.5 million.

The life-changing sum was won from a $5 wager, according to official reports, turning the casino trip into a $1,569,632 payday. The man reportedly carried a good luck charm, which he believed helped him hit the jackpot.

The gambling property shared the exciting news on X, praising the winner and confirming that the prize was won from an IGT Wheel of Fortune machine.

Reports from local news outlets later claimed that the man was visiting Vegas to celebrate his son’s 21st birthday. Yet, as it turns out that the son will not be the only one receiving gifts.

The latest jackpot aligns with Boyd Gaming’s recent statistics which showed that some of the biggest jackpots the company has handed in 2024 were won by players from Hawaii. The company has handed $33 million in jackpots since the beginning of the year, according to its recent announcement.

Other Recent Jackpot Winners

A few days earlier, another IGT player, this time in Colusa Casino Resort in California, won a jackpot of over $2.7 million. Just like the Vegas jackpot, this jackpot was won from a $5 bet.

The visitor’s life-changing win was witnessed by many guests and staff members, firmly entering the event in Colusa Casino’s history.

Jerry West, general manager of the tribal property, released a statement on the win, saying that the jackpot attests to Colusa Casino’s commitment to “creating unforgettable experiences” for its guests.

In other news, a lucky player from Michigan just won a $100,000 jackpot from Fantasy 5. The lucky winner told the lottery that he had used the same numbers for months and couldn’t believe that he won.

Elsewhere, a Filipino player won a life-changing PHP 33.5 million (approximately $572,000) jackpot playing the Mega Lotto after matching all six numbers correctly.


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