I guess the phrase “beginner’s luck” exists for a reason!
This past week, in Laveen, Arizona, a woman named Esmeralda Montes visited the Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino for the first time.
The Vee Quiva Hotel is part of the larger Gila River Hotels and Casinos chain, based in Arizona, and Esmeralda was invited by her mother to play.
Apparently, her mother had a “good feeling” about the casino after having won there in the past — her daughter didn’t want to pass up that opportunity!
There, Esmeralda played on the Wheel of Fortune slot machine and fulfilled all her mother’s hopes and dreams when she managed to win the jackpot.
Incredibly shocked, she walked away with a gigantic check for $115,821.20. That’s certainly a big first-time win!
“It’s so exciting to hear the cheers when our guests win,” said Jeff Martin, Vee Quiva General Manager. “And when they are Mega Jackpot winners, it creates a momentum and buzz on the casino floor like no other.”
What would you do if you won $115,000 on your first try?
Check out the video below to see Esmeralda’s big check, and please SHARE this story with your friends on Facebook!
Footage provided by KNXV Phoenix
CORRECTION: February 9, 2018
An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to the Gila River Hotels and Casinos chain as “Gila Hotels and Casinos chain.”
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