International Game Technology (IGT) announced Wednesday that its Wheel of Fortune and Powerbucks slots awarded three million-dollar-plus jackpots in the month of December.
- On December 8, an online Powerbucks slots player won CAD 1 million playing Wheel of Fortune Latin Getaways in Ontario, Canada.
- On December 15, an online Powerbucks slots player won CAD 2.1 million, the second-largest jackpot in the history of the product, playing Wheel of Fortune Shimmering Sapphires in British Columbia, Canada.
- Finally, on December 31, a Wheel of Fortune slots player won $1.1 million playing Wheel of Fortune 4D at the Three Rivers Casino Resort in Florence, Oregon.
IGT Powerbucks slots have paid 44 jackpots of $1 million or more since their Canadian debut in 2016, says the company. Wheel of Fortune slots have minted over 1,100 millionaires and awarded over $3.4 billion in jackpots since their launch in 1996. IGT’s Wheel of Fortune awarded two $1 million+ jackpots in November.
The Wheel of Fortune slot is inspired by the popular Wheel of Fortune TV program, which reaches more than 25 million weekly viewers. Trademarked as America’s Game, it has earned seven Emmy Awards including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show.
The monthly Wheel of Fortune report marks one of IGT’s first announcements in the new year. This January, IGT also reported that its IGT PlaySports technology is now live in Ohio.
Through an agreement with Green Bear Gaming Development, operating as UBetOhio, IGT’s PlaySports QuickBet Kiosks have been deployed at restaurants and bars across the state. The company also plans to deliver its PlaySports Pads in the coming months.