Mar 202015

A happy Trinidad Torres flashes some of her winnings. WLV PHOTO

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — A Filipina from Utah hit the jackpot at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Saturday, March 14, hotel officials announced.

Trinidad Torres, a 78-year-old from Magna, Utah, and a first-time visitor to the hotel, was in Las Vegas with a friend who was playing in Westgate’s blackjack tournament.

Torres put $100 in the IGT $1 Megabucks slot machine and made several $3 bets before reaching the $10,744,293.40 jackpot around 1 p.m. on Saturday, said Westgate spokeswoman Amy Chasey.

“We’re thrilled that she won on our property,” David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts said in a statement. “What an exciting weekend for our lucky winner. Westgate Las Vegas is proving to be a fantastic place to stay and play. This huge win adds to the excitement of all of that we have going on at the property, including new shows, renovated rooms and dining experiences.”

With her earnings, Torres plans to visit her family in the Philippines that she has not seen in many years. She will also buy a yellow Mustang, her dream car,.

Torres, a huge Elvis Presley fan, plans to return to Westgate Las Vegas next month for the grand opening of the newly announced “Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition – The Show – The Experience.”

The last winner on a Megabucks slot machine was in December 2014 when a Las Vegas man won $14.3 million at Rampart Casino, according to the Associated Press.

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