A massive jackpot worth more than $1-millon was hit very early Sunday morning at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, Minnesota.

A press release from Treasure Island Resort & Casino says, “A lucky Minnesotan won a wide-area progressive jackpot worth $1,101,111.26 while playing Aristocrat’s Buffalo Grand™ video slot game. The life-changing jackpot was hit at 2:43 am when a guest landed the game’s top winning combination.”

The winner, who is choosing to remain anonymous, didn’t even understand what had happened at first. A TI rep said the person didn’t realize the winning amount right away, “the guest was in total disbelief”, he or she thought they had hit a small jackpot.

No word on if the lucky person has slept yet. I know I’d still be partying on Cloud 9!

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TI says the Buffalo Grand™ progressive jackpot is a popular game with guests and has paid out big money before – In December of 2017, someone won $831,765.93.

Other recent winners from this area:

  • Donald from Mazeppa won $29,289 playing Double Double Red White Blue
  • Gerald from Red Wing won $14,299 playing Lock it Link
  • Roberta from Rochester won $18,000 playing Sizzling 7’s

You can see even more lucky winners here. Treasure Island features over 2,000 slots and 40 table games and has a poker room and a 500-seat high stakes bingo hall. The property is also home to the second-largest hotel in Minnesota which has a water park, wave spa, bowling alley, and various restaurants.

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