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Woman Wins $27-Million Slot Jackpot

November 16, 1998 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ A Las Vegas-area woman who was a casino regular for 23 years hit a record $27.6 million slot jackpot.

The woman, who was not identified, spent $300 gambling at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino before she cashed in on the $27,582,539.48 jackpot Sunday.

She said she plans to share her winnings with her three children and a grandchild, said Michele Masse, a spokesperson for International Game Technology, which manufactures the Super Megabucks game.

She will be paid $1.1 million over 25 years, Masse said.

The previous record of $14 million for a Super Megabucks progressive slot machine was set in September at a Reno casino. Anyone playing at the more than 300 machines across the state is eligible to win a combined jackpot.