Record jackpot won on French Lick Casino slot machine

By Herald Staff

FRENCH LICK — The Wild Party slot machine produced a wild payout this past weekend for a guest who claimed the largest jackpot in French Lick Casino history.

The winning jackpot Sunday night was worth $690,623 to the lucky winner, a resident of southern Indiana. It’s the largest payout by far in French Lick Casino’s 16-year history, more than doubling the previous record jackpot of $265,880.20 in 2013.

That rich of a jackpot is a rarity in Indiana — especially so at a privately owned casino, explained Jeff Whereatt, the director of slots at French Lick Casino.

“It’s a very big deal. Around here, you don’t see a lot of local jackpots or progressives this high,” he said. “In places like Las Vegas where they can link multiple properties together you see jackpots get high, but in Indiana, you don’t see it often.”

The winner, a French Lick Rewards card holder, earned a progressive jackpot that had been growing and growing since it last hit in June of 2019. Information about the winner is being limited for privacy.

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