Couple wins $6.7 million at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe |

Couple wins $6.7 million at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune

A Dallas couple’s Tahoe vacation has been extended.

Susan S. Kurth won a $6,714,119 Wheel of Fortune® quarter MegaJackpot® at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe early on Friday, March 7.

Kurth and her husband have been vacationing at Lake Tahoe and Harrah’s for more than 40 years.

“It’s almost as if I felt the Wheel of Fortune® machine wink at me,” she said. “I invested some of my previous winnings into the machine. I heard one click, then another, and then I heard music. I realized I had hit the progressive jackpot and all I could think of was finding my husband to share the exciting moment!”

The new millionaire was feeling lucky all night. Just before she hit the big one, she had already won $500 playing a different machine.

“It’s one of the biggest jackpots we’ve had, and it’s the biggest one we’ve had in a long time,” said John Packer, the casino’s marketing director.

Kurth, 60, said, “My husband is planning to retire soon, and it’s been our dream to build a retirement home in Colorado,” said Kurth. “He’s been telling me that my dream home would cost millions. Winning this jackpot will make our dreams come true.”

The couple has three grown daughters and one granddaughter. They plan to extend their vacation for a few more days at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe before returning home.

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