Woman Wins $5 Million Slot Jackpot - Friday 10th of March 2006

VINTON, Louisiana – Experiencing the biggest shock of herlife, a self-employed, 45-year-old woman visiting the Delta Downs CasinoSunday evening screamed aloud after hitting a $5,395,039 statewide progressivejackpot while playing a popular Wheel Of Fortune(R) $5 slot machine.

Candy Lynn Searcy of Conroe, Texas, said her husband urged her to play theavailable Wheel Of Fortune(R) machine and had only wagered about $50.

"I was actually here to pick up my winnings statement for last year anddecided to play for a while," Searcy explained.

After the jackpot was verified by Louisiana State Police and IGTtechnicians, she said she happily posed for a photo with the oversized checkfor $5.4 million.

"I plan to buy a new house, place a down payment on a house for one of mydaughters, and buy my other daughter a new car," the excited Searcy said."But I'm not going to go on any wild spending sprees."

This is the third MegaJackpots(R) grand prize awarded in Louisiana so farthis year bringing the state's total prize payouts to more than $8 million in2006.

The Wheel of Fortune(R) progressive slot machine is based on the populartelevision game show, "Wheel of Fortune(R)." The jackpot is paid when aplayer plays the maximum bet ($10 on the $5 game) and lines up all threewinning symbols on the appropriate pay line. After the jackpot is verified,the Wheel of Fortune(R) meter on the $5 machine is reset at $1,000,000. Wheelof Fortune(R) is one of 16 Louisiana MegaJackpots(R) systems operated by IGT.All IGT MegaJackpots(R) awards are paid in annual installments uponverification, except MegaJackpots(R) Instant Winners(TM) jackpots and RapidRiches MegaJackpots(R) awards, which are paid in their entirety uponverification. Wheel of Fortune(R) is a registered trademark of CalifonProduction Inc. IGT is a global company specializing inthe design, development, manufacturing, distribution and sales of computerizedgaming machines and systems products.

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