CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Charles Town Races & Slots recorded its biggest slot machine payout last week when a Washington, D.C., woman won more than $1 million on a "progressive" slot machine that is part of a three-state game.
Brenda Jackson was playing a 25-cent machine Nov. 6 when she hit a combination that won her $1,069,594, according to track and state lottery officials.
Jackson was sitting at the machine and thinking about what she was going to have for dinner that night when "this funny screen came up" at 12:49 p.m., said Margaret Patterson, the track's advertising manager.
Patterson said Jackson didn't know how to continue playing on the machine and someone nearby told her what had happened.
"I think everyone was surprised," Patterson said Monday.
Jackson was playing on a "Cashola" machine that is part of a slot machine game operated in Delaware, Rhode Island and West Virginia, said Libby White, deputy director of marketing for the West Virginia Lottery.