The popular Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars slot machine at Empire City Casino in Yonkers now stands at $1,087,845. The life-changing potential score ballooned past the $1 million mark for the first time on April 15, and guests are coming to the Westchester casino from far and wide to try their luck.
There’s no telling when the record jackpot will be hit, but what’s definite is that it will exceed the previous mark by more than a half million dollars. Manuel Esteche of Port Chester hit for $571,000 in February, breaking the previous record jackpot of $509,000 won in November 2014 by Moosue Stefern of Bergenfield, New Jersey.
Cherie Czerniowski, who oversees slot operations at Empire City, reminds players that this specific $1 million-plus jackpot can only be hit at the Yonkers casino.
“This is not a wide area progressive with slots machines linked between various casinos, as seen at most properties,” said Czerniowski. “This jackpot can only be hit here at Empire City.”