Oaklawn News

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Wednesday, March 18, 2015) – For one lucky woman from Traskwood, AR there really was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow St. Patrick’s Day. Linda B., 62, walked out of Oaklawn Tuesday $143,543.78 richer after hitting a record jackpot while playing a $.25 Wheel of Fortune machine. The jackpot, the largest in Oaklawn’s history, beat the previous high mark of $125,103.43 set in Feb. 2013 by a Little Rock, AR woman.

Linda B., a regular at Oaklawn since 2009, says the highest jackpot she had hit prior to Tuesday was $5,000, which she did at Oaklawn in 2009.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Linda B. “I didn’t know how much I had won!”

“How perfect to have a guest hit one of our largest jackpot’s on St. Patrick’s Day,” said Director of Gaming Joe Hirschhorn. “It was already a fun, busy night with our Shamrock Showdown promotion, but once the jackpot was hit, it created a real buzz in the room. It’s always exciting when a jackpot is hit, but this was really something.”
Oaklawn’s newly expanded gaming center is open seven days a week beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.oaklawn.com.