VALLEY CENTER, Calif. — As reported by the Reno Gazette Journal: "A 76-year-old Navy veteran turned pennies into riches, hitting a $3.2 million jackpot on penny slot machines at an Indian casino.
Penny Megabucks hits big in California.
Wilkie, Jr., of San Diego, scored the payout Monday at the Casino Pauma, in northern San Diego County.
Wilkie was playing a “Star Wars” progressive slot machine
, which pools play from similar machines nationwide to generate the big jackpot.
The jackpot was the biggest ever for penny slots in California, said a spokeswoman for International Game Technology, which provides most slot machines to Indian casinos in the state.
Penny slots are usually played for more than a penny because machines allow for multiple bets on each spin.
International Game Technology (IGT)
9295 Prototype Drive
Reno, NV 89521-8986
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777 Pauma Reservation Road
PO Box 1067
Pauma Valley, CA 92061
Phone: (760) 742-2177
Toll Free Phone: (877) 687-2862
Fax: (760) 742-2438
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