Milwaukee Man Wins $2.7 Million, Prize is the Largest on Record Awarded at Casino

MILWAUKEE – One Milwaukee man's 2010 ended on a phenomenal high note Thursday night as he won a $2.7 million MegaJackpot® at Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

The $2.7 million prize is the largest on record awarded in the 20-year history of the Casino. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, was playing a $5 Wheel of Fortune® Double Diamond® machine when the MegaJackpot® hit.

Thursday night's jackpot is the fifth prize of more than $1 million awarded at Potawatomi Bingo Casino. In September 2009, a Milwaukee resident won more than $2.1 million playing a Wheel of Fortune® Special Edition™ machine.

Potawatomi Bingo Casino is one of two casinos owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community. It is located at 1721 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI. The casino is a showcase for high stakes bingo, offering some of the nation's highest daily payouts. A popular attraction for local guests, tourists and tour groups, the casino features blackjack, craps, poker, and roulette table games, video and reel slot machines, and a variety of live entertainment. Potawatomi Bingo Casino is committed to raising awareness of the risks of problem gambling, maintaining a level of first-class customer service, while investing in its most valuable asset – its 2,500 multicultural employees. Through the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation and Miracle on Canal Street, the casino supports numerous local charities and community organizations. Driving directions and more information about Potawatomi Bingo Casino can be obtained by calling toll-free, 1-800-PAYSBIG or by visiting the website at