Some people get their morning jolt of energy from a nice cup of coffee. Others prefer to win $1 million before the sun is fully up, which is precisely what happened for one lucky guest at Muckleshoot Casino on Wednesday, October 9.
A lucky couple from Renton, Washington is more than $1.1 million dollars richer after hitting a progressive jackpot around 7:30 a.m. after a $6 max bet. It sets a new record for the casino’s biggest payout.
Phani J. has chosen Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington as his destination for fun for the last three years. Upon winning this tremendous haul, he and his wife, Sulakshana, celebrated by going to breakfast at Coyaba Grill while the logistics were sorted out.
Afterwards, the happy couple signed some papers, took some photos (okay, a LOT of photos), and danced a joyous jig.
This is the second time someone has become a Muckleshoot Millionaire after a single jackpot. The first took place on January 23, 2011 when a lucky local earned just over $1 million on a $2.50 bet.
The machine that delivered Phani into a world of much more than pure imagination was Willy Wonka World of Wonka by Scientific Games. Just a month ago, his win wouldn’t have been possible. That’s because Willy Wonka World of Wonka only just arrived at Muckleshoot Casino in mid-September.
With the machine’s progressive now reset and many more games with jackpots of even higher numbers, Muckleshoot Casino now awaits the arrival of its next Muckleshoot Millionaire.