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.READ MORE: Police Identify Kayaker Who Drowned On Saturday In St. Joseph River
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.READ MORE: Vehicle Crash In Ray Township Leaves Juvenile With Life-Threatening Injuries
“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.MORE NEWS: The State Of Teacher Pay: Michigan Ranks 41st In Nation For Average Starting Salary
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.