Lucky tourist wins £300k on slot machine at Las Vegas Airport while waiting for their flight

A LUCKY passenger managed to win more than $300,000 (£215,017) on a betting machine while waiting for her flight.

Traveller Meghan, originally from Texas was at Las Vegas Airport while waiting for her Southwest flight when she had a go on the slot machines.

While at the waiting area, she decided to try her luck with the Wheel of Fortune machine – only to win the huge jackpot.

A video showed her winning, with the airport congratulating her on social media.

They wrote: "Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Megan H. of Flower Mound, Texas, won more than $302,000 yesterday playing the Wheel of Fortune slots in the B Concourse. Congratulations, Megan!"

It hasn't been revealed what she plans to do with the winnings – although likely chose to fly first class afterwards.

The airport has more than 1,400 slot machines, but just 500 are currently in operation due to Covid.

While it may seem strange for betting machines to be at an airport, Las Vegas is known as the gambling capital, many travellers often put their leftover cash into the machines.

The largest winnings at Las Vegas Airport was in 2005, when a passenger won $3.96m.

In July, a visitor from California won $873,000.

Las Vegas was left deserted last year when the pandemic hit and forced hotels and casinos to close.

Following this, casinos introduced new safety measures including disinfected dice, staggered slots and thermal scans on customers.

You can even head to Las Vegas for a "divorce holiday" with Virgin.

The three break-up packages aim to treat the divorcee and pals to the ultimate party weekend with experiences including personal styling sessions and photoshoots, shopping sprees, helicopter rides and exotic car racing.

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