Record Jackpot Swells to $1.8 Million at Empire City Casino, Still up for Grabs

By John Cirillo
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While the record-breaking jackpot still up for grabs escalated passed the $1.8 million mark at Empire City Casino on Sunday (June 18), a Yonkers woman brought home the third six-figure jackpot in less than a month at the Yonkers-based casino.

$1.8 Million Score will be a “Life-Changer”

The lucky local lady, identified as “Lynneth,” scored for $104,398 at 3:00 pm on Sunday when a $5.00 wager on the $1 denomination Black Gone Wild slot-machine paid the major dividends.


Black Gone Wild slot produces six-figure jackpot

Within the past few weeks, the Casino celebrated two other six-figure jackpot wins.  On May 27, James E. Dobson traveled from Maryland to hit a $143,723 jackpot with a $10 wager on the $5 denomination Wheel of Fortune machine, while on May 21, another lucky James made a shorter trip from The Bronx when James M. hit a $149,931 jackpot with a $6 wager, also on a Wheel of Fortune $1 denomination slot.  


James Dobson made trip from Maryland worth the four hour bus ride to the tune of $143,723

Empire City boasts the sixth largest gaming floor in the country and currently is home to the largest jackpot of any of New York’s racetrack casinos. The life-changing, record-breaking jackpot continues to grow, eclipsing the previous all-time Empire City, and overall New York racetrack casino, jackpot record hit by Howard Gershowitz of Suffolk County, Long Island for $1,473,503 on October 25, 2015.

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Howard G: “You have to look good for the pictures,” and he did when Suffolk resident scored for a cool $1.4 million

The Wheel of Fortune Triple Star slot is one of the most popular slot machines in the world. There have been many television show-themed slots that have attempted to bring the action from the screen to the slot world, but none have succeeded in the dazzling style of Wheel of Fortune, which has captivated gamblers for years with high jackpots and spinning money wheels.

About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway: Empire City Casino is one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast. Featuring 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic craps, three card poker,  blackjack, roulette, baccarat and sic bo, Empire City Casino also offers guests  year-round harness racing and International simulcasting, live entertainment including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, New York’s hottest DJ’s, and more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; Dan Rooney’s, a high-energy sports bar; Alley 810, a craft cocktail lounge with retro bowling lanes; and convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Lil’ Cocina. Visit Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 6:00 am. Visit or call 914.968.4200 for information.

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