May 11, 2023 3 min read


IGT Smashes Jackpot Records in April with $17M Distributed

The company’s progressive jackpot have dished out seven-figures in the month of April, IGT said in a press statement

Cumulatively, Wheel of Fortune, Powerbucks and Megabucks have managed to pay out as much as $17 million in jackpots last month, making it one of the biggest on record. The company’s solutions are available across numerous jurisdictions in Canada and the United States, and they have been delivering significant amounts since they were launched in 1996.

In fact, The Wheel of Fortune slots has made more than 1,100 players millionaires still they launched close to 30 years ago, with a total of $3.4 billion paid out to lucky winners. The month of April 2023 was not much different with three noteworthy jackpots hitting on April 2, 15, and 28.

The biggest win was realized in Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, which was also the biggest single-slot jackpot to be hit in the history of the company, with the Megabucks game dropping $14,005,833. The story grabbed headlines quickly, with the player realizing a $10 bet and flipping it into the massive, life-changing amount, also making it also the biggest slot jackpot in Reno’s history.

IGT VP of Western Region & Mexico sales, Toni Martinez, commented on the win and said that there was property-wide excitement when the news surfaced. The player was a woman who spent 40 minutes playing before the Megabucks Mega Vault dropped and completely changed her life.

IGT Sets a Month of Smashing Jackpot Records

The next big win was outside of the United States, with a player winning CAD 3,217,900 on April 15. The win was realized at the Casino Woodbine in Ontario, Canada, and is in fact the biggest land-based jackpot in the country, making it so that IGT has set records in two countries in a single month in what has been the most auspicious overall month for players of the IGT Powerbucks games in history.

The win was not publicized as well, and therefore fewer details are known about it. Casino Woodbine, though, is one of the most prominent properties in the province and it has enjoyed steady footfall since news got out that a Powerbucks game has paid so much. In the meantime, it’s worth noting that all games by IGT that are part of the jackpot system can pay big amounts no matter where you play.

Not least, there was another fairly big win from an online Powerbucks slot which brought its player CA$1,728,271 from Wheel of Fortune Elegant Emeralds in Quebec, Canada. All in all, IGT saw tons of jackpots paid out to winners over April, with more exciting opportunities undoubtedly on their way in May.


Although Fiona doesn't have a long-spanning background within the gambling industry, she is an incredibly skilled journalist who has built a strong interest in the constantly growing iGaming network. The team at is glad to have her on our roster to help deliver the best stories as soon as they hit. Aside from writing, she loves to dabble in online casino games such as slots and roulette, both for her own enjoyment and also as research to better improve her understanding of the industry.

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