YONKERS, N.Y. -- A New Jersey man won the second largest jackpot of the year at Yonkers' Empire City Casino this past Sunday morning, winning nearly one-third of million dollars.
A resident of Union, N.J. "Santa N." hit a $332,654 jackpot in the early morning hours Sept. 11.
The player made a $6 wager on the $1-denomination Wheel of Fortune slot machine in the Victorian Room. This is the ninth six-figure jackpot of the year, and the third of more than $300,000.
The largest jackpot of 2016 was hit by "Tracie B." Feb. 5, when she won $388,311 on the Blazing 7's slot machine. That score was the largest jackpot since the all-time Empire City record of $1.4 million, brought home by Suffolk County resident "Howard G." in October 2015. That jackpot came on the IGT Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars slot machine.
There have been at least five six-figure wins this summer, including "Tommy," of Yorktown Heights, who hit a $320,000 jackpot Aug. 11, on the 3x4x5 Double Diamond slot machine.