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Unheard of 3rd mega WAP Jackpot Won in Less Than 2 Months; Tuesday’s Jackpot = $531,281

QUAPAW –  A lucky winner Tuesday night won a $531,281 Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot at the Quapaw Tribe’s Downstream Casino Resort in northeast Oklahoma — the third WAP jackpot at the same casino since July, which is extremely rare.

"We are thinking it must be our habit of friendly guest-service that brings us all this good luck," Downstream Chairman John Berrey said. "We are going to just keep doing what we do, and maybe we’ll keep this winning streak going!"

A WAP is a large group of slot machines that are linked together throughout the U.S. and have a common progressive top award. Tuesday’s jackpot was won on a $1 machine. The winner asked to remain anonymous.

"This is impressive. Three WAP jackpots in two months?," said Downstream’s Slot Director John Boyce. "Most casinos don’t have three WAP jackpots ever."  He did not know the odds of such an event but was sure they would "astronomical."

"I’ve been in the business for more than 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like this," Boyce said.

In mid-July Downstream Casino Resort hosted the extremely rare occurrence (possibly the first) of two WAP jackpots in the same month. A lucky player hit the first one for $454,980 on July 13, and it was the WAP machine’s first jackpot in the world.  A few days later, a different player on a different WAP slot machine hit a jackpot for more than $200,000.

Tuesday’s win was Downstream’s fifth WAP jackpot since opening 8 years ago, including a $1.3 million jackpot in April 2010.  

"These are what we in the business refer to as ‘life-changing’ jackpots," said Downstream General Manager Jani Cummings.  "Obviously Downstream is the place to be for the biggest jackpots — we now have the record to prove it," she added with a laugh. 

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