Two World-Record Slot Jackpots Waiting to Be Won

RENO, Nev., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The current world-record payouts for penny and nickel slot machines will be shattered when the next MegaJackpots(TM) prizes are won on IGT’s TV Hits(TM) and Diamond Cinema(TM) wide-area progressive games.

In Nevada casinos, the TV Hits(TM) system — which links The Twilight Zone(TM), M*A*S*H, The Beverly Hillbillies(TM) and I Dream of Jeannie(TM) video slots — has a top jackpot that is building from a current total of $2,562,808. The existing record for a penny-denomination slot jackpot is $2,065,685, which was won on a Wheel of Fortune(R) Special Edition video slot at the Viejas Casino in Southern California on January 3 this year.

Waiting in the wings to eclipse the penny record is the MegaJackpots(TM) prize on the new Nevada penny Megabucks(R), which is building from its current amount of $10,403,455.

In the nickel slot category, the Diamond Cinema(TM) system in Native American casinos is increasing from a current total of $5,015,119. The nickel slot jackpot record is $4,121,445, won on The Twilight Zone(TM) video slot March 4 at the Spirit Mountain Casino in Oregon.

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MegaJackpots(TM) wide-area progressive games are manufactured and maintained by IGT (NYSE:IGT) , the Reno-based gaming machine manufacturer. All IGT MegaJackpots(TM) top awards are paid in annual installments upon verification, except MegaJackpots Instant Winners Jackpots(TM) and Rapid Riches MegaJackpots(TM) awards, which are paid in their entirety upon verification.

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