Slot player hits nearly $790,000 jackpot — and then some

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Steve Marcus

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

Thu, Sep 17, 2020 (12:36 p.m.)

A slot player from Hawaii hit an almost $790,000 jackpot at a downtown Las Vegas casino, then topped it off by winning another $5,000 while she was waiting to get paid, according to a news release.

The woman, who wasn’t identified, won the big prize Wednesday morning at the Fremont on a $15 wager on a Buffalo Inferno slot machine.

While waiting to collect her winnings, she started playing another machine, eventually winning another $5,000, the news release said.

The woman is a regular visitor to the downtown California, which is, along with the Fremont, a Boyd Gaming property.

The California has long been a favorite of visitors from Hawaii.

The Buffalo Inferno game is manufactured by Aristrocrat Technologies.

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