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IGT’s Avatar slot pays out massive $2.6m jackpot

The recently released Avatar land-based slot from renowned slot developer IGT created an instant millionaire this week when it paid out a staggering $2.6 million jackpot in the US.

The lucky slots player, who wishes to remain anonymous, hit the $2,645,459.90 jackpot at the Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma. The slot is part of the millionaire-making MegaJackpots line of slots from IGT.

The winner was visiting the casino with a friend when he decided to have a play on the Avatar slot that is based on the smash hit blockbuster movie of the same name that was directed by James Cameron and broke box office records across the globe back in 2009.

After triggering the multi-million pound jackpot the winner stated that he had initially thought he had won 2.6 million pennies. He did state that although he had no plans to spend the winnings immediately, he did look forward to a life with less financial stress in the future.

Avatar was released earlier this year by IGT at the ICE Show in London back in February and has become a big hit with slots players across the world at land-based casinos sparking speculation that it could be poised for an online slots conversion in the near future.