Retiree Wins $20 Million Slot Jackpot - Monday 12th of June 2006

LAS VEGAS – A 64-year-old Las Vegasretiree won a Megabucks(R) slot jackpot worth $20,519,025 today at theCannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas.

It was the second Megabucks(R) winner the Cannery has had in the lastnine months. Elmer Sherwin won his second Megabucks(R) jackpot the onlyperson ever to win it twice at the Cannery in September 2005.

The new Cannery winner requested anonymity, but said she had playedonly $12 in the machine four pulls of the slot handle when thejackpot hit. "My friend told me, 'Megabucks(R) is going to hit'," said thewinner. "I couldn't believe I had won it. A cleaning lady in the casinopointed to the big jackpot and said, 'You won that.'"

The lucky woman said she plans to use her winnings to pay off hermortgage and possibly buy a new car.

A penny video version of Megabucks(R) has a statistically overduejackpot of more than $14.6 million, which will set a world record for apenny slot payout when it is hit.

There are more than 600 Megabucks(R) dollar slots in 164 casinosthroughout Nevada. The progressive system's MegaJackpot(R) can be won for a$3 bet and is paid in annual installments upon verification.

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