Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 | 10:42 a.m.
Two penny-slot players added a lot more to their bank accounts after hitting it big in Las Vegas this weekend.
One winner is a 32-year-old Las Vegas man, who hit the Megjackpot for $1 million while playing the penny Jeopardy at Silverton late Saturday evening, according to International Game Technology, maker of the Megajackpot game.
The local office administrator, who wished to remain anonymous, said he regularly visits the property where his sister works, IGT said
“I plan to use my winnings to help others and invest in my recently established business,” the man said.
A retired teacher from Oswego, N.Y. was the second to hit a jackpot this week.
The 78-year-old woman, whose name was not released, hit the Megajackpot for $4.1 million while playing the penny Wheel of Fortune game at the Venetian.
The woman had been playing the penny machine earlier in the evening and walked away but later returned to play about $40 on the same machine before hitting the jackpot.
This weekend’s jackpot wins are the fourth in Las Vegas since the end of December.
A 57-year-old man from Los Angeles hit the Megajackpot for $12.2 million at the Bellagio during the early morning hours of Dec. 28, according to IGT. A 63-year-old retired woman also won $1.6 million playing Wheel of Fortune on Dec. 26 at Paris, Las Vegas.