Megabucks Slots Jackpot Hit for $17.3 Million

15 Dec 2012 | 10:44 Author: Seth Shafer

One very lucky slots player in Nevada has just walked away with a $17.3 million Megabucks jackpot.

The jackpot was hit at the M Casino in Henderson and is one of the biggest paydays ever for the Megabucks progressive slots game that runs statewide for casinos in Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, and other areas.

The Megabucks jackpot has been reset but never fear -- it's still worth a cool $10 million if you're lucky enough to win it yourself.

Details haven't yet emerged about the winner, who won't get to keep all the loot as most jackpot winners have to pay a third or more of big jackpot wins to the U.S. government in taxes.

Taking home a little over $10 million after taxes is still a very nice day at the slots though.

Both brick-and-mortar and online casinos offer numerous progressive jackpots, as they're very popular with gamblers who like to chase the elusive prize of a huge payday with just one fortunate spin of the reels.

The largest online progressive jackpot at the moment is Mega Fortune, which sits at just over $15 million and climbing.

Mega Moolah and Beach Life are two of the most popular online progressive jackpots with each regularly topping the $1 million mark.

The latest winner of the Megabucks progressive came about two years after a woman at the Aria in Vegas scored for $12.7 million playing Megabucks.

Both pale in comparison to the largest slots jakpot in Nevada history, though, as that honor goes to a software engineer from California who hit a monster $39.7 million slots jackpot while playing at Excalibur in 2003.

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