$11.8 million Megabucks jackpot hit at Fremont

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An exterior view of the Fremont casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

Fri, Aug 11, 2017 (11:11 a.m.)

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Las Vegas visitor Rodolfo T. hit a $11.8 million Nevada Megabucks jackpot on Aug. 8, 2017, at the Fremont Hotel and Casino. From left are Jim Sullivan, Fremont's vice president and general manager; Rodolfo T.; and Salinda Conklin, Fremont's slot director.

A visitor from Southern California hit an $11.8 million Nevada Megabucks jackpot Tuesday night at the Fremont Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas.

Rodolfo T. hit the jackpot on the International Game Technology machine about 6:30 p.m. He made a max-bet wager of $3 on the Megabucks Double 3X4X5X Pay game to win the largest jackpot awarded on the Megabucks theme this year.

"The Fremont has awarded many thousands of jackpots throughout its 60-year history in Las Vegas, but none quite like this,” said Jim Sullivan, Fremont’s vice president and general manager. “We’re incredibly excited to be a part of this amazing jackpot, furthering Fremont's longstanding reputation as a place where players win.”

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