Chevalier, a clerk vacationing with her husband, felt extra lucky on the day she became the jackpot winner. “I hadn’t played Wheel of Fortune in a while and this machine was calling me.” Chevalier played only $25.00 in quarters before she hit the Megajackpot. “I didn’t know I had hit the jackpot until the lady next to me said I was a winner. I was ecstatic.”
Rick Scheer, Director of Slot Operations at the Riviera said, “It’s a wonderful feeling to personally witness and share in the joy of such a life changing experience. Our guests were thrilled to see her win the $414,676 jackpot.”
Chevalier and her husband visit Las Vegas two to three times a year. Her jackpot will be paid out in annual installments. When asked about her plans for the winnings, Chevalier said she would use the money to help fund her retirement, arrange a family reunion in Las Vegas, and help her daughter and grandchildren.