“That’s one way to end a vacation…”: Tourist wins $1.3 million jackpot playing Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Las Vegas airport
- ‘One lucky player’ won prize money at Harry Reid International Airport
- The scene was shared on Twitter by a user named Derek Nicolett.
A tourist won the $1.3 million (£1 million) jackpot playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at an airport.
The player secured prize money at the Wheel of Fortune Triple Double Emeralds game at Terminal 1 at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.
A user named Derek Nicoletto shared a video of a machine and wrote on Twitter last week: “Someone just hit the 1.3 million jackpot on the airport slot machine!”
The airport retweeted his video and congratulated the tourist. They also shared the story on Instagram and Facebook.
‘That’s one way to end a vacation, like a MILLIONAIRE!’ wrote the airport.
The scene was shared last Tuesday on Twitter by a user named Derek Nicoletto.
‘Someone just hit the 1.3 million jackpot on the airport slot machine!’ Nicoletto wrote alongside the video.
‘That’s one way to end a vacation, like a MILLIONAIRE!’ wrote Harry Reid International Airport, in Las Vegas, USA.
Slot machines in terminals have generated more than $1 billion (£790,000) in revenue over the past 36 years, according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal and FOX affiliate KVVU-TV.
Michael Gaughan Airport Slot Concession, Inc., which operates more than 1,400 slots at the Las Vegas airport, announced the milestone in October of last year.
On average, they racked up $39.8m (£31m) in gross revenue per year, the company said. The airport took around $34.4 million (£27 million) of this each year.
Scott Kichline, deputy director of business at Harry Reid International Airport (pictured), said non-aviation revenue “helps reduce our costs to airlines” while providing travelers with a unique experience.
Scott Kichline, its deputy director of business, said the non-aviation revenue “helps reduce our costs to airlines” while offering travelers a unique experience.
“Having slots at the airport is a service that travelers greatly enjoy and look forward to,” Kichline said.
“Seeing and hearing the slot machines the moment they arrive sets the tone for an ‘Only in Vegas’ experience, and upon exiting, many also enjoy the chance to hunt for one last jackpot,” he added.