Big Vegas Jackpot Won in 2013: $1.2 Million at the Flamingo

The new year has already brought a big jackpot for one lucky Vegas traveler who took home $1.2 million in the Wheel of Fortune progressive jackpot at the Flamingo Las Vegas on January 3.

As reported on the Pulse of Las Vegas blog, the lucky winner hailed from Texas and is certainly looking at the new year differently now.

A progressive jackpot means that a large network of slot machines work together to set aside a certain percentage of player wagers in order to build an enormous jackpot. Every once and a while a lucky player, like this one from Texas, happens upon a life-changing payout.

The Flamingo Las Vegas has been busy thus far in 2013, as this huge jackpot is not the first time it’s entered the Vegas headlines. The casino also hosted the World Series of Beer Pong from Jan. 1-5. The victors walked away with a $50,000 prize, a far cry from the $1.2 jackpot but not a bad sum at all for spending a couple of days tossing ping pong balls and drinking beers.

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