Record-Breaking Jackpot Hit at New York’s Empire City Casino

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Empire City is Making Millionaires as Theresa P. from Ossining, NY Wins Over $2.9-Million, A Record-Breaking Jackpot for Any of New York State’s Regulated Casinos

Theresa P. from Ossining, NY

Theresa P. of Ossining, NY is Empire City Casino’s newest multi-millionaire, having hit a record-breaking $2,919,162.81 Wheel of Fortune® slots jackpot on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Theresa joins the company of millionaires Howard G. of Long Island, NY who won $1,473,503 in October 2015, and Linda H. of Thornwood, NY who took home a “nearly there” million-dollar jackpot of $961,411 in November 2016.

Placing a $20 wager on the $10 denomination IGT Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars® slot machine, Theresa claimed the life-changing jackpot and eclipsed Howard G.’s record win by a whopping $1.4-million, nearly double the previous record held by the Long Island resident. Theresa now holds the record for winning the highest-ever jackpot at any of New York State’s regulated casinos.

It took only eight spins that lucky Sunday to hit the jackpot. Theresa and her husband, who have been frequenting Empire City since the casino opened in 2006, recently retired and plan to use their winnings to really enjoy life.

Empire City’s millionaires aren’t the only ones with something to celebrate; each of the three highest jackpots at the casino were won on a Wheel of Fortune-themed slot machine. Furthermore, six of the top 10 jackpots won at Empire City were also on Wheel of Fortune slots.

The IGT Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars slot machine that turned Theresa into a millionaire ballooned past the $2.9-million mark on March 4, 2018, and has had guests visiting from far and wide to try their luck. The progressive jackpot was not the typical Wide Area Progressive – this particular jackpot could only be won on one of two Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars games at Empire City Casino.

Empire City boasts the sixth largest casino floor in the country including Las Vegas and Indian casinos nationwide. More than 8-million visitors a year try their luck on the casino’s nearly 5,300 slots and electronic table games, hoping to join the ranks of Theresa, Howard and Linda.

“When our players are happy, we’re happy,” said Ryan Munroe, Empire’s director of gaming operations. “Empire City is such an important part of the region so whether we are making millionaires, generating funds for New York schools, or supporting local charities and nonprofits, we are grateful that we can touch and change lives.”

And There’s More!
More than 65 six-figure jackpots have been won at Empire City to date and there are currently ten other six-figure jackpots still available to win at the casino, ranging from $112,000 to another millionaire-making jackpot of $1,000,332.66 (as of March 16th) on another Wheel of Fortune slot machine. New players should be sure to sign up for the free Empire Club at any Promotions Booth to earn perks, including free play and food offers, while they play.

According to the New York State Lottery, there’s no shortage of wins at Empire City. Customers took home their share of $731-million in credits won in the month of February 2018.

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About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway:
Empire City Casino is one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast. Featuring 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic three card poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo, Empire City Casino also offers guests year-round harness racing and International simulcasting, live entertainment including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, New York’s hottest DJ’s, and more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; Dan Rooney’s, a high-energy sports bar; Alley 810, a craft cocktail lounge with retro bowling lanes; and convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Lil’ Cocina. Visit Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Visit http://www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200 for information.

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