One lucky player took home more than $1.5 million in winnings at the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge. It is the largest jackpot ever won at the gambling establishment in Lewiston, Idaho.
Idaho is home to the Clearwater River Casino and Lodge
In the last week, a woman won more than $1.5 million at the tribe’s gambling establishment. (Image: Visit North Central Idaho!)
Linda Jorgensen, of Lewiston, won $1,541,533.11 on Thursday, according to a post on the casino’s Facebook page.
Jorgensen was successful in winning the jackpot on a Wheel of Fortune Cash Link Video Gaming Machine (VGM). She’d bet $4.50 on the outcome.
According to the post, the casino’s general manager, Dan Kane, “we are thrilled to see one of our customers win such a significant amount.” We had a winner for more than 600,000 dollars a few years ago, but this one million dollar victory is thought to be a life-changing win.
International Game Technology is the company in charge of creating Wheel of Fortune (IGT). It is a Wide Area Progressive that is digitally linked to numerous other gaming establishments.
On Friday, IGT sent a technician to the Clearwater Casino to validate the payout. The maximum possible jackpot was set at $500,000.
Lewiston is located in the state of Idaho, 267 miles north of Boise. The Clearwater Casino is both owned and managed by the Nez Perce Tribe. In addition, the tribe owns and operates the It’se Ye-Ye Casino in Kamiah, Idaho.
Since its initial release in 1996, the Wheel of Fortune slot machine has created over 1,100 millionaires and distributed over $3.3 billion in jackpots as of January.
According to IGT, two more gamblers became millionaires in March as a result of the company’s popular title. A $1.48 million jackpot was won on a Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold machine at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. A player on Wheel of Fortune hit for more than $1.31 million with a Triple Red Hot 7s combination at the California Hotel & Casino in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
On April 4, another lucky player won $3.8 million at the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Connecticut, which is on the other side of the country. The Connecticut tribal resort claimed that this was the largest jackpot won on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at its Uncasville location in nearly two decades.
On June 2, a slot machine player at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino won more than $1.3 million. The historically significant Fremont Street casino venue is located in downtown Las Vegas.
The winning jackpot amount was $1,342,414.70. It was also won on a slot machine based on the game Wheel of Fortune.
Another player won a large sum of money while playing the Wheel of Fortune slot machine. It was held at The D Hotel and Casino, located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. The D announced on May 4 that a slot player had won more than $1.4 million and had been awarded the prize.
Due to wildfires, the casino has been forced to close temporarily
Nez Perce County Emergency Management officials reported on Tuesday that an express fire that started a week ago near the Clearwater River Casino had been completely extinguished.
The casino and certain sections of Highway 95 were both temporarily closed due to unforeseen circumstances, according to reports from Big Country News, a local news website. The fire was discovered on Sunday. Around 70% of the fire had been extinguished as of Monday evening. A total of 2,000 acres were affected.
The US Forest Service assisted in putting out the fire by sending in fixed-wing water and fire-retardant tankers. In addition, water bucket-equipped helicopters rushed to the scene. A smokejumper crew of four people parachuted into the blaze alongside firefighters in aircraft.
In addition, nine fire engines from state, regional, tribal, and local agencies were dispatched to the scene. The Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association dispatched a bulldozer.