DETROIT (WWJ) — One casino patron was on the winning end of an early Christmas present this weekend.
Thanks to a big win at Greektown Casino on Sunday, an anonymous Detroit-area resident is going home with more than $2 million, the highest progressive jackpot won in Detroit history.
The woman — who gambles exclusively at Greektown — won the jackpot on the Wheel of Fortune slot machine, but first thought that she broke the machine.
“I saw the winning combination come across the line and the machine went dark,” the winner said. “I thought, I just killed the machine. The machine then lit back up and revealed I had won over $2 million and I thought, wow, I really did kill it!”
The previous highest progressive jackpot of $1.77 million also was won at Greektown in February 2004 on a nickel Wheel of Fortune machine.
The winner said she’s going to use the money to treat herself to a new dress and take trips to Disney World and Cabo.