May 8, 2023 2 min read


Woman Wins $1.3M at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento

Jackpots have been why many people make the trip to a casino – although no guaranteed win is promised, the prospect of big gains has always been tantalizing

Some players have been as lucky as to bet a few pennies and get a mammoth return on their first spin – others have been known to play habitually and never hit the coveted prize.

For one local slot player at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento, the wait is over, as an anonymous female visitor to the property won $1,272,905.89 on Sunday. She had wagered on Ultimate Fire Link Explosion by Light and Wonder and won the life-changing amount on a $3.75 bet.

The winner was playing the Light & Wonder game when good fortune struck. However, she has chosen to keep her anonymity, which is allowed under state laws in California, unless a person is winning the lottery.

Big Jackpots in California in 2023

There have been other wins over the past months, including at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento. Several people won at the Sacramento property in April, with two ladies winning $55,913 on a $2.64 bet and $26,516 on a $2.64 bet respectively. Another person, Dennis, won $86,000 on a $500 bet.

Earlier this year in March, the Graton Resort & Casino in California saw another anonymous player wager $3 and end up winning $3,307,754.47 based on the property’s social media feed on Twitter.

Jackpots have been all over the place in California with the seven-figure ones usually not announced as often, but the six-figure ones happening almost daily at casinos all across the Golden State.

The place where jackpots are a more frequent sight, though, is not California but Nevada, where the Las Vegas Strip buzzes with activity and the chink of big winnings. Stories from the Silver State about jackpot winners are quite common.


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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