Niagara Fallsview casino pays out huge jackpot to Caledon woman
A woman from Caledon is $1.8 million richer after hitting a Michael Jackson-themed, wide-area progressive jackpot at Fallsview Casino Resort Tuesday afternoon.
Kathryn Stokes was playing Fallsview Casino’s “Michael Jackson The King of Pop", part of the Mighty Millionaire provincial slot progressive, for approximately one hour before earning herself a jackpot of $1,862,447.25.
Mighty Millionaire progressive slot machines are linked to a single progressive jackpot that begins at $1 million and climbs until a customer at any one of the participating properties hits the winning payline.
The counters are immediately reset to $1 million at all the properties whenever the top prize is awarded.
Fallsview Casino Resort was the first casino in Ontario to launch the Mighty Millionaire Progressive.
The largest payout to date at Niagara Casinos was on February 14, 2002, when Doris Wendt of North Tonawanda won $5.6 million.