Germfask woman wins $234,000 on slot machine

MANISTIQUE – One lucky lady won big recently at Kewadin Casino Manistique while playing Wheel of Fortune slots. Ellena Forbus, originally from Amity, Ore., but now living in Germfask, won a $234,148.24 MegaJackpots on a Wheel of Fortune quarters machine on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Forbus won her MegaJackpots prize after only playing at Kewadin a short while and didn’t realize how much she won. ” knew after I hit that it was good, but I didn’t know it was that good until the pit boss told me,” she said. When asked about her immediate plans, the winner said she will use her winnings to “pay off her bills and help her mother.”

Kewadin Casino Manistique is one of five Kewadin Casinos in Michigan. Sister casinos are located in Christmas, Hessel, Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. Kewadin Casinos belong to a Native American progressive gaming network that includes over 300 casinos in 17 states.

Each time a coin is played in a linked machine, anywhere in the network, the cumulative jackpot continues to grow.

The Wheel of Fortune quarters progressive has a starting jackpot of $100,000 In order to win the MegaJackpots, a player bets three quarters at a time.