LAS VEGAS  Mar. 31, 2014  Smiles were abundant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Fla., when a lucky player hit a life-changing $1,303,247.52 jackpot on IGT’s (NYSE: IGT) legendary MegaJackpots® slot machine, Wheel of Fortune.

The fortunate player, who wished to remain anonymous, was casually playing $5 Wheel of Fortune Double Diamonds, when the most-loved slot machine of all-time sounded, signaling a big jackpot win.  When the winner realised he had won the million-plus jackpot, he was overcome with a feeling of gratitude, acknowledging the extra money will allow him to “help his kids a little more.”  The winner stated that right before placing the winning-wager, he looked to his wife and advised that he was going to win for her - and well, he did!

IGT launched the MegaJackpots progressive product line in 1986 and has since produced thousands of winners with jackpots ranging from $1 million to the world-record slot jackpot of more than $39 million.

MegaJackpots games, including Wheel of Fortune slots, are created by IGT, a leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products in casinos worldwide.

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International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for markets around the world. IGT's acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to more than 6 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or facebook.com/IGT. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino or doubledowncasino.com