Las Vegas Gambler Wins 'Record' $1 Million Jackpot on Labor Day

A Las Vegas gambler took home a record $1 million jackpot on Labor Day, a Strip casino announced.

The Cosmopolitan said one lucky player had secured the massive winnings while playing video poker on Monday.

It confirmed the grand win in a tweet, adding: "The #LaborDay party kicked off with one high limit video poker player winning $1,000,000 on a dealt monster - our new record for the largest non wide area progressive jackpot ever hit at the Cosmopolitan."

The tweet also included a photo of the video poker screen which read: "Jackpot Handpay: $1,000,000. Verification required, please call attendant."

It appeared the jackpot was won on the Ten Play Draw poker machine on a game of Triple Double Bonus Poker.

A wide area progressive is a system that interlinks slot machines across several casinos in order to create massive jackpots.

The hand that secured the $1 million prize was four aces along with a kicker—a side card that does not play in the rank of the hand but may come into play in order to break a tie between players.

No further information about the player or the winnings was released by the casino in their tweet.

Newsweek has contacted The Cosmopolitan for comment.

The #LaborDay party kicked off with one high limit video poker player winning $1,000,000 on a dealt monster—our new record for the largest non wide area progressive jackpot ever hit at The Cosmopolitan. pic.twitter.com/PCCuYKSAnm

— The Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan_LV) September 6, 2021

According to The American Gaming Association (AGA), U.S. casinos paid out nearly $25 billion to winners in the first six months of 2021.

But the industry was still on course for its best year ever in revenues, raking in a second-quarter record of $13.6 billion during that three month period alone.

The Cosmopolitan is a luxury casino and hotel located in the Las Vegas Strip that opened its doors to gamblers and visitors in December 2010.

Its two highrise towers contain 111,000 sq ft of casino space as well as areas dedicated to conventions, retail and restaurants.

In 2013, it was named "The Best Hotel in the World" by travel-planning service Gogobot and two years later was named on the Conde Nast Traveller Gold List of "Top Hotels in the World."

But, The Cosmopolitan's owners Blackstone Inc is reportedly looking to sell the casino resort for an estimated $5 billion, according to Bloomberg.

It reported Apollo Global Management Inc is exploring its options in acquiring the casino.

The Cosmopolitan reportedly ran into financial difficulty during its construction in the midst of the Great Recession.

Blackstone bought the casino from the previous owner Deutsche Bank AG for $1.73 billion.

Deutsche Bank, meanwhile, took over the building of the $3.9 billion project from the initial real estate developer Ian Bruce Eichner.

The winner took home $1 million
The winner took home $1 million. Photo shared by The Cosmopolitan on September 6, 2021. The Cosmopolitan