July 24, 2014
A Nevada woman is more than $1.9 million richer after hitting the progressive jackpot on a $ Wheel of Fortune machine at the Rainbow Casino in Wendover.
The woman, who did not want to be identified by name, said she had put only $7 in the slot on Tuesday before hitting the big payoff.
"I was depressed because I just got divorced, so I came here after work because I didn't want to go home," she said.
"I knew immediately what I had won, but it still left me in shock."
She said she'll continue working, but will take two weeks off. She'll also send some money to her mother and spend some on her three children.
The record on $1 Wheel of Fortune is $10.7 million hit just a month ago - Oct. 6 - at the Primm Valley Resort in Primm.