Local Woman Strikes It Rich with Over Half Million Dollar Jackpot at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, DE, August 02, 2013 --(PR.com)-- A Clayton, Del., woman hit the MegaHits® Progressive Jackpot for a whopping $586,559.30 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

The lucky, 53-year-old woman, who requests anonymity, was playing the one-cent MegaHits game with a $3 bet. “It was the end of my evening when I spotted the game, which I had never played before, but the machine seemed to be calling my name,” she stated. “When the first red 7 landed, I thought, ‘Well that is a neat sound. Maybe I’ll get more.’” Sure enough, all four lines hit with a distinctive ping sound, and the woman was happy to see what she thought was a $586 jackpot. Shortly afterward, a security guard came to congratulate her, saying, “You’ve just won a major jackpot over 586 thousand dollars!”

The woman, who has been a regular player in the casino since its opening in 1995, began to cry tears of joy when the realization set in. Her first thought was, “All of our bills are going to be paid!” The Clayton woman, a longtime employee with the State of Delaware, has contacted an investment planner and her accountant for advice on handling her substantial cash payout. “I am conservative financially, but this will definitely help my family, and I can now invest more in retirement savings.”

The woman said that she frequents Dover Downs Hotel & Casino more than any other casino because of the people. “From the moment I won the jackpot, the security guard never left my side. Everyone was genuinely happy for me, even down to the valet attendant, and tended to me with food and drinks while the jackpot was being confirmed. I love the nice, respectful, courteous people here, I have a great host, the rooms are always clean, the atmosphere is so nice, and the food is great.”

When asked if she felt lucky that evening, the woman replied “I feel lucky every day.” MegaHits is an interstate progressive jackpot system between Delaware, Rhode Island and West Virginia, with a starting jackpot reset amount of $100,000.

About Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. Gaming operations consist of approximately 2,500 slots and a full complement of table games including poker. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delaware’s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites and amenities including a full-service spa/salon, concert hall and 41,500 sq. ft. of multi-use event space. Live, world-class harness racing is featured November through April, and horse racing is simulcast year-round. Professional football parlay betting is accepted during the season. Additional property amenities include multiple restaurants from fine dining to casual fare, bars/lounges and retail shops. For more information, please visit www.doverdowns.com.
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Lisa Rollins