Red Deer woman wins largest slot machine cashout from Jackpot Casino

A Red Deer woman won a record $1.77 million with one pull of a slot machine at the Jackpot Casino on Wednesday morning.

A Red Deer woman won a record $1.77 million with one pull of a slot machine at the Jackpot Casino on Wednesday morning.

Debra Fritz, a regular at the casino, was playing the Diamond Millions progressive slot machine when her luck paid off around 11:50 a.m.

Still reeling from the excitement, Fritz said later on Wednesday that she was not ready to talk about her winnings. She ate lunch at the casino restaurant while recovering from the shock.

Evelyn Brown, a Jackpot Casino employee, said it was pretty exciting to watch.

“It’s nice when it happens,” she said. “(A big payout like this) doesn’t always happen.”

This is the largest slot machine cashout from Jackpot Casino.

Last August, Peggy-Sue Stuckky of Lacombe set the previous casino record, taking home $1.2 million from the slots.

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission must verify the win before the prize is awarded.

Canadian casino winnings are not taxable under normal circumstances.

crhyno@bprda.wpengine.com

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