February 21, 2011
Brandon Woman Comes Home Winner
Bally Technologies, a leader in slots, video machines and casino management systems for the global gaming industry, recently announced that its QuarterMillion$ Tower of Power wide-area progressive slot link hit for $284,772 in January at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa.
The lucky winner, Debbie Noonan, who lives in Brandon, hit the jackpot in the early morning hours, playing the $1 denomination game. “It took me a minute to even realize it hit the jackpot,” she said. At first, Noonan thought she had won $10,000, but then the progressive sign lit up. “I was dumbfounded,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it was only a $3 max bet for that.” She had only played a few hands on the machine when the jackpot hit.
Noonan and her husband, Troy, play slot machines about every two months. They started the night playing a different Bally game. When auditing technicians asked them to move to another part of the casino, the couple sat down at a bank of QuarterMillion$ Tower of Power machines. It was the first time she had ever played the game. Noonan said she plans to use her jackpot winnings to pay off her home mortgage, her car loan and to take her husband on a 10-day vacation to St. Lucia.
“What a wonderful way to start out the year,” she said.
Resetting at an impressive $250,000, the QuarterMillion$ progressive link offers one of the highest minimum progressive jackpots ever for a three-quarter, instant-pay slot. The name “QuarterMillion$” also refers to the game’s 25-cent wager and the chance to win the lucrative super progressive prize for just 75 cents a spin.
The national deployment of slot titles on the QuarterMillion$ link includes Lucky Wheel, Tower of Power, In The Money, and QuarterMillion$ Frenzy. In addition to Nevada, QuarterMillion$ slots are available for play at casinos in Louisiana, New Jersey, Mississippi, and Florida, and at selected Native American casinos stretching across the United States.
For more information, visit www.seminolehardrocktampa.com.