L'Auberge Casino Resort made one lucky guy and instant millionaire over the weekend!  The gentlemen was playing one of the casino's most popular games "Wheel of Fortune" when he lined up three Wheel of Fortune symbols and hit the progressive jackpot worth millions!

How much did he win?


Well the guy who won was from Humble Texas. He went to the casino early in the morning of February 13th and hit it big!

The guy identified as Wayne Warnders hit the "Wheel of Fortune" progressive jackpot and walked away with a cool $ 2,597,399.53 (Two million five hundred and ninety seven thousand three hundred and ninety nine dollars and fifty three cents) WOW!

Kerry Anderson from L'Auberge released this statement about the win.

L’Auberge Casino Resort today announced the resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana created yet another instant multi-millionaire over the weekend. A guest from Humble, Texas won more than $2.5-million playing a Wheel of Fortune® quarter slot machine.

An early morning visit to L’Auberge paid off big for Wayne Warnders, who called his friends to meet him at L’Auberge for some impromptu play at the casino. At approximately 4:30am on February 13, 2012 he bet all nine lines on a 25-cent Wheel of Fortune® linked progressive machine. All three Wheel of Fortune® symbols lined up on the machine, making him an instant multi-millionaire.


Warnders first celebratory call was to one of his two brothers to say, “I beat you!” The brothers had an ongoing friendly competition about who would achieve the status of millionaire first and Wayne wanted them to know he was the victor in the most memorable and exciting way.

“We are delighted to once again acknowledge a big winner and share in their tremendous excitement,” said Keith W. Henson, vice president and general manager of L’Auberge. “We have created a truly unique and total gambling experience at L’Auberge with unmatched guest service conveniently located so that players can win big close to home instead of travelling to Las Vegas.”

“The entire staff is excited to celebrate another instant millionaire at L’Auberge. L’Auberge is the place to play; our slot payouts average over 250-million every year,” said Vice President of Casino Operations Gary Stella. He adds, “L’Auberge offers its guests winning hospitality and a gambling escape unlike any other in the region.”

The Wheel of Fortune® jackpot is paid when a player plays the maximum bet and lines up all three winning symbols on the appropriate pay line. After the jackpot is verified, the Wheel of Fortune® meter is reset at $100,000.

Source--Kerry Anderson L'Auberge Du Lac

Well that is awesome if you ask me.  You go in for a little entertainment and walk away a millionaire!  Nice!

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