Man Hits $1.5 Million Jackpot at Hard Rocket Hotel and Casino
According to officials at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino a lucky player has won over $1.5 million playing the penny slot machines.
The player, Charles Rhodes, knew he had hit the jackpot playing Wheel of Fortune Super Spin but wasn’t quite sure how much it was worth at first. However, he was soon extremely excited after learning he had won the state-wide progressive jackpot worth $1,503,288.
After the jackpot was verified Charles Rhodes said, “This is my wife Debra’s favourite machine, and we always play it.” Rhodes said that he was travelling in the South and decided to stop at the casino for fun. He was only playing for ten minutes before hitting the jackpot.
He said that he will use the money to enjoy his retirement with his family, including his six grandchildren.
The Senior Vice President of Gaming Operations Joe Farruggio at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, said, “We couldn’t be happier. This truly shows that Hard Rock Biloxi is the place Winners play; we pride ourselves in providing great food, great music and a great place to win that leads to the ultimate experience that is Hard Rock Biloxi. I think we have truly provided that.”