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WORLD RECORD NICKEL JACKPOT HITS AT THE STARDUST

 LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirteen years after getting married at the Stardust Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Margaret Ann Jones hit the jackpot again. This time it was a world record.
 Jones hit the largest nickel jackpot in history on a Nevada Nickels machine in the amount of $864,554 at 2:16 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 1993, at the Stardust, where she and her husband Donald were vacationing.
 This jackpot surpasses the previous largest nickel win by more than $200,000.
 Jones, a housewife from Rosamond, Calif., was stunned when, after playing on $13 worth of nickels, she hit the world record jackpot.
 "I just stared at the four Nevada Nickels symbols and couldn't believe it," says Jones, who visits the Stardust every time she and Donald come to Las Vegas. "The women sitting next to me started screaming and someone went to get my husband at the craps table. Then it finally sunk in."
 The couple plans to use their winnings toward the construction of a new home.
 Nevada Nickels, developed by International Game Technology (IGT), is a statewide progressive slot system that links more than 1,200 machines in more than 120 casinos throughout Nevada. The three-coin game offers a top jackpot which builds from a base amount of $200,000.
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 /CONTACT: Julie Ardito of IGT, 702-688-0802/


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