Lucky Gambler Scores $15 Million Megabucks Jackpot At Suncoast Hotel and Casino On Christmas Eve

Lucky Gambler Scores $15 Million Megabucks Jackpot At Suncoast Hotel and Casino On Christmas Eve

Lucky Gambler Scores $15 Million Megabucks Jackpot At Suncoast Hotel and Casino On Christmas Eve

Santa came early for one Las Vegas gambler on Christmas Eve. The part-time Las Vegas resident was playing a Megabucks Progressive Jackpot slot at Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Known only as Kevin, it was definitely his lucky night with the $15,491,103 jackpot hit. That is right, one lucky gambler hits a $15 million megabucks jackpot at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino on Christmas Eve.

The overall investment for this life-changing win was $40. The jackpot was hit on a $3 spin. International Game Technology (IGT) runs the Megabucks jackpot pool in Nevada. As the biggest progressive jackpot network in the state, the minimum pool is set at $10 million.

What Game Was This Lucky Gambler Playing That Scored A $15 Million Jackpot At Suncoast Hotel and Casino On Christmas Eve?

The $15 million-plus hit on Dec. 24 was the largest in the state over the past eight years. Back in 2003, a 25-year old player from Los Angeles set the record. That big winner walked away with $39 million playing a Megabucks progressive slot.

Prior to that record jackpot, women won $35 million at the Desert Inn Resort before the casino ceased operations.

Boyd Gaming owns and operates the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in the Las Vegas area. According to sources close to, the company released a statement following the most recent jackpot win.

“We are thrilled and honored we could play a part in this monumental holiday jackpot at the Suncoast.”

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The spokesperson went on to add that the prize money won created a Christmas Eve to remember. Kevin’s big win also lit up social media. The casino itself released the following tweet:

As mentioned, Kevin is a part-time Las Vegas resident in mainly the winter months. He also has a residence in the state of Alaska. He mentioned that he is looking to start his own business. He also plans to use some of the money to “pay it forward” through charitable gifts.

Kevin now joins a long list of big Las Vegas winners. A local Nevada news source went back in time to post information on a few of the biggest jackpots won over the past few years:

While huge eight-figure jackpots do not come around every day, Las Vegas has witnessed its fair share of them. IGT Megabucks progressive slots continue to lead the way. It is little wonder that these progressive network slots are among the most popular machines in town.

• Source: Very lucky gambler wins $15M on Megabucks machine at Suncoast hotel-casino from On December 28, 2020.

Rich Caesar

Rich Caesar

Rich Caesar is our US gaming news correspondent for For the past six years, Rich has covered gaming markets in North America. Rich first joined in July 2014. Rich has written for a variety of gambling related publications over the years, and his work has been quoted in several industry magazines. He is always excited to bring a new perspective on what's happening in the gaming space. We look forward to what he writes for us next! Rich likes to keep updated with the worldwide gaming industry, and he takes special notice of anything new or that might be changing soon. Rich is originally from the United States but has spent many years living in different countries around the world. He loves anything outdoors and exploring, but he could also spend an entire day fishing on a boat without any difficulty. Currently, he lives in Canada.

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