Nevada Megabucks Jackpots Over $17 Million - Sunday 16th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS –- The Nevada MegabucksJackpot went over the $17 million mark this past weekend and continues togrow every day.

Since its Nevada debut in spring 1986, Megabucks(R) has paid more than$518 million in primary jackpots to 65 winners. Now celebrating its 20thanniversary, Megabucks(R) is once again poised to pay a life-changingjackpot.

Savvy jackpot watchers claim that when Megabucks(R) exceeds $14million, the excitement begins to build as players flock to bet on becomingthe next big winner. And, of course, the more people playing Megabucks(R),the faster the jackpot climbs. The progressive jackpot has grown over $1million just in the last month alone.

Vice President of Marketing, Ed Rogich has witnessed the Megabucks(R)frenzy many times over the course of his 13 years with IGT and can attestto its phenomenal fan base. "When the jackpot reaches that certain 'magicnumber,' we really see an increase in players hoping to become the nextMega millionaire. And, it can happen anytime, anyplace. That's the fun ofMegabucks(R), big dreams and big possibilities."

More than 600 Megabucks(R) games in 164 casinos throughout Nevada,provide players with plenty of chances to select a lucky machine. A threedollar maximum bet is required to win the Megabucks(R) progressive prize.

A recent addition to the MegaJackpots(R) family is Video Megabucks(R),which will set a world record for the largest penny jackpot of all time.The current jackpot is approaching overdue status at over $13.7 million.Video Megabucks(R) was introduced in spring 2005 as part of the Perfect forPennies(TM) series. A maximum bet of 300 coins is required to win the topprogressive jackpot.

All IGT MegaJackpots(R) top awards are paid in annual installments uponverification, except MegaJackpots Instant Winners Jackpots(R) and RapidRiches MegaJackpots(R) awards, which are paid in their entirety uponverification.

All jackpot amounts reported reflect totals as of 10:00 a.m. April 10,2006.

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