A woman in Texas is celebrating after she hit a $512,000 slots jackpot.
The big win occurred at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, when the lucky winner was playing the Aristocrat 7Up slot. The exact payday was $512,350 and she struck gold, after making a spin for just $5.
The woman is a resident of Texas and she was a guest at the hotel when she won the jackpot. This is the leading prize on the 7Up slot, a progressive slot that is offered across the US.
It is the second largest win by a player at the casino in the past year. In April a Las Vegas local won $621,606 on the Aristocrat Buffalo Grand game.
Popularity of progressive slots
These types of progressive slot machines are very popular in this day and age. There are many well-renowned games in the space, such as Major Millions and Mega Moolah.
The current Guinness World Record for the largest slots jackpot that has been paid out to a player is held by Mega Moolah. The size of that jackpot was more than $18m, a life-changing sum.
It is always a heart-warming story when somebody wins big on a progressive slot. In September, for example, a woman in Long Island won $2m through one of the progressive slots at the Mohegan Sun.
In Texas during October, a resident of Live Oak was playing the Michael Jackson progressive slot machine at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel and struck gold.
They had been playing the machine for a single hour when they won nearly $1.5m.This was the eighth time someone won at least $1m as part of this jackpot since 2011.
These types of stories are always encouraging for progressive slot players.