Nevada Megabucks Celebrates 20th Anniversary - Tuesday 6th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS – Nevada Megabucks(R) has reached twoimpressive milestones. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary as theprogressive system that's produced the world's largest slot jackpots,Nevada Megabucks(R) has just surpassed the $20 million mark. The currentjackpot of $20.2 million makes it the 7th largest slot jackpot ever.

In under two weeks, the MegaJackpot(R) progressive has added over $1million to its top prize due to the volume of players hoping to become thenext Megabucks(R) multi-millionaire.

Two-time Megabucks(R) winner, 93-year-old Elmer Sherwin, who made arecent appearance at a 20th anniversary celebration at the Rampart Casino,said he's noticed more people playing Megabucks(R) recently. Sherwin, whowon over $21 million at the Cannery last September, said there's really nosecret to winning Megabucks(R). "I always tell people, you've gotta play towin. And always play the full amount or don't play at all."

A $3 maximum bet is required to win the Megabucks(R) progressive prize.More than 600 Megabucks(R) games in 164 casinos throughout Nevada provideplayers with plenty of chances to select a lucky machine.

The last Megabucks(R) winner, at the Aladdin Resort & Casino in LasVegas, won $11.9 million on October 16, 2005. Since then, the jackpot hasbeen building from a reset amount of $10 million and is now statisticallyoverdue to be won.

Video Megabucks(R), a recent addition to the MegaJackpots(R) family, isalso statistically overdue. With a jackpot of over $14.6 million, VideoMegabucks(R) will set a world record for the largest penny jackpot of alltime. It was introduced in spring 2005, and a maximum bet of 300 coins isrequired to win the top progressive 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 noon June 2, 2006.

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