Latest member of the Empire City Casino millionaire club follows a near million dollar jackpot hit by another Yonkers resident just one month ago

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YONKERS, NY – It was an early holiday present for one lucky player at Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts (“Empire City”) as the entertainment destination announced the newest member of the Empire City millionaire club. Yonkers resident Leo R. hit the largest jackpot of 2022, winning $1,088,271 with a $10 bet on the IGT Wheel of Fortune® Triple Stars® slot machine. Leo, who frequents the largest gaming floor in the MGM Resorts portfolio, decided to stop by and try his luck, before heading to his job in the transportation industry later that day.

He thought his eyes were deceiving him at first when the word ‘jackpot’ flashed across the screen. A quick stop at Empire City on this way into work netted a nice seven-figure jackpot. After confirming his big win he went to work that day with a big smile. Leo plans to use his winnings to invest in real estate.

Leo’s win comes about a month after Walter, another Yonkers native, hit a $925,488 jackpot also on a IGT Wheel of Fortune® Triple Stars® slot machine, which is one of nearly 4,600 slot machines and electronic table games offered at Empire City.

While the jackpot is the largest in approximately three years, there are still plenty of jackpots to be won this holiday season and into the New Year. With six figure jackpots currently available over $575,000 on Bally’s Celestial King and over $495,000 on Bally’s Monopoly Millionaire. More than 1,800 jackpots over $10,000 have been hit so far this year.

“It’s an exciting time at Empire City as we celebrate not one, but two significant jackpots in about a month,” said Ed Domingo, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts. “You could not ask for better timing to hit a nearly $1.1 million jackpot right before the heart of the holiday season. We congratulate Leo on his big jackpot win.”

The last winner to join the Empire City millionaire club was Domingo Rodriguez, a Bronx resident who hit a jackpot of $1.062 million in July 2021. The highest jackpot record at Empire City is held by Theresa P. of Ossining, NY with a $2,919,162.91 win, and she is also the only two-time member of the millionaire’s club having hit a jackpot of $1,469,368.28 just a few months shortly after her nearly $3 million win. Other members of the millionaire’s club include Linda P. of Connecticut who hit a $1,514,634.15 jackpot; Howard G. of Long Island, NY who won $1,473,503; and Linda H. of Thornwood, NY who took home a “nearly there” million-dollar jackpot of $961,411.

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts operates daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. For more information on Empire City, along with the latest updates including the reopening of its entertainment lounge on weekends featuring the sounds of local talent, new games hitting the casino floor in the near future and more, please visit

About Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts is one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast, featuring nearly 4,700 of the hottest slots, electronic three card poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo table games. Empire City Casino also offers guests year-round harness racing and international simulcasting. A selection of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with fan favorite fare at The Pub, and convenient delicious options at Lil’ Cocina and the Big Kitchen International Food Court. Visit Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Empire City Casino is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit or call 914.968.4200.


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