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Yonkers Woman Wins First Six-Figure Jackpot of Year at Empire City Casino

Her $4 wager on the penny-denomination Wheel of Fortune slot machine in the casino's Gotham Palace at 8:57 p.m. pulled down the first six-figure jackpot of the year at the Yonkers casino.
Her $4 wager on the penny-denomination Wheel of Fortune slot machine in the casino's Gotham Palace at 8:57 p.m. pulled down the first six-figure jackpot of the year at the Yonkers casino. Photo Credit: Contributed

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers resident "Nancy G." hit a huge jackpot to the tune of $190,860.89 on her trip to nearby Empire City Casino Saturday night, Jan. 21.

Her $4 wager on the penny-denomination Wheel of Fortune slot machine in the casino's Gotham Palace at 8:57 p.m. pulled down the first six-figure jackpot of the year at the Yonkers casino, according to a release from Empire City Casino.

Last year, a dozen six-figure jackpots were hit at Empire City, including a near $1 million score by Linda H. of Thornwood who hit for $961,411 on the Wheel of Fortune on Nov. 13, the release said.

A still-growing $1.1 million jackpot, which would be the second largest in history, is up for grabs on yet another Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Empire City. Howard G. of Suffolk County, Long Island, scored Empire City’s record-breaker, a mind-blower worth $1,473,503 on the Wheel of Fortune Triple Star slot machine on Oct. 25, 2015.

Empire City Casino is one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast. The casino offers 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic craps, three card poker, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and sic bo.

It also offers guests year-round harness racing and international simulcasting and live entertainment, including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, New York’s hottest DJs, and more.

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