The newly-crowned champion Philadelphia Eagles weren’t the only big winners on Sunday, you could say these next winners truly hit the jackpot with a huge win. A pair of six-figure jackpot winners from Manhattan – one just hours before kick-off, and the other on the eve of the Big Game – scored their own personal touchdowns at Empire City Casino in Yonkers, NY.
While Giants MVP Phil Simms was about to meet with fans in pre-game festivities Sunday, February 4th, Feliciano R. from East Harlem in New York City scored $144,711.92 on the IGT/Friends game, turning his $3 bet on the penny-denomination slot machine into a six-figure win. The night before (February 3rd), Charles O. from Manhattan’s Upper West Side made a similar $3 wager and scored for $125,199 on theBally/Playboy game, also a penny denomination slot.
The two wins weren’t the only news buzzing about at Empire City: the casino’s IGT Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars® slot machine surpassed the$2.8-million mark this past weekend – nearly double the current record of $1,473,503 won at the casino by Howard G. of Suffolk County, Long Island in October 2015. Available only at Empire City Casino, the life-changing jackpot can be hit on one of only two machines, playing a $20 wager on the $10 denomination machine. Winning the jackpot would break the record for the highest-ever jackpot at any of New York State’s regulated casinos.