LAS VEGAS, June 9, 2014 – Bally Technologies, Inc., a leader in gaming machines, table game products, casino-management systems, interactive applications, and networked and server-based systems for the global gaming industry, today announced that its 1,000,000 Degrees Class 2 wide-area progressive slot link hit for more than $1.2 million at Wind Creek Wetumpka on Sunday, June 8.
The lucky winner, 69-year-old Jerry Dennis from LaGrange, Ga., hit the $1,238,018.88 jackpot while playing Bally’s one-cent denomination 1,000,000 Degrees game Triple Blazing 7s Wild Jackpot at the Wetumpka, Ala., casino.
The pawn shop owner had been playing for most of the afternoon before sitting down at the lucky Triple Blazing 7s Wild Jackpot game, which he plays often for the chance to win big. After about 20 minutes of play, the $100 bill he inserted was down to $40 when his life-changing jackpot hit.
“I didn’t really have a reaction right away,” Dennis said. “I just started playing the machine next to me; I figured why not make it a $2 million day.”
When asked what he planned to do with his newfound fortune, Dennis, a single man with no children, had a practical answer: “I’m going to get myself a new refrigerator. But not the fancy kind.”
Triple Blazing 7s Wild Jackpot features a million-dollar progressive jackpot opportunity that players trigger when nine “1,000,000 Degrees” symbols appear with max bet. Players also have a chance at up to 15 free bonus games when three scattered “Free Games” symbols appear on reels two through four. Available on Bally’s ALPHA EliteS9E upright widescreen stepper platform, the game features a top progressive jackpot award that resets at a base amount of $999,999.99 and increments with game play.