ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (August 1, 2011) – On Sunday, July 31, 2011, one lucky slot customer hit a $1,777,485.73 jackpot on a 50-cent “Wheel of Fortune”® machine at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. This jackpot marks the third hit this year on a “Wheel of Fortune”® model, manufactured by IGT, at Borgata.
The jackpot hit at approximately 11:15PM on Sunday night for retired police officer John. A. Clark (Calverton, New York) who had invested $40.00 into the machine. Clark told Borgata officials it was the happiest day of his life, next to his wedding day, and plans to let his wife handle the winnings.
Earlier this year, two New York customers, who chose to remain anonymous, beat the odds on Sunday, January 17th when they hit progressive jackpots on “Wheel of Fortune”® slot machines totaling more than $4 million. The biggest jackpot came on a one-cent “Wheel of Fortune Special Edition”® machine and paid an astonishing $3,491,146.57, while the second jackpot came later in the day on a 50-cent “Wheel of Fortune”® machine and paid $700,161.82.
About IGT
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets. More information about IGT is available at
About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,475 slot machines; an 85-table poker room; 11 retail boutiques; 6 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 6 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars.  The resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools.
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