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Deerfoot Casino's $2.5 Million Slot Machine Jackpot Is Alberta's Largest (PHOTO)

08/06/2013 07:28 EDT | Updated 08/06/2013 08:22 EDT

A lucky slot machine player in Calgary enjoyed a long weekend to remember after winning a whopping $2.5 million at Deerfoot Inn & Casino on Monday.

Winning exactly $2,501,464.02 on the Diamond Millions machine, the casino says its the largest amount ever paid for a slot win in Alberta's history.

"The payment was made in one lump sum," said Stacey Deeg, Casino Admin & Charity Coordinator.

The winner decided not to release their name or have their picture taken.

Diamond Millions is a game that connects 172 slot machines across 27 casinos in Alberta. The jackpot is calculated from a percentage of all the money played in machines linked across the province.

Million-dollar jackpots are won three to four times per year on average, says the casino. After a jackpot is won, the network resets it to a base amount of $1 million.

To win the jackpot, a player has to wager the maximum bet of three dollars.

The last Diamond Millions jackpot in Alberta was won in June of 2012 at Camrose Resort & Casino. The winner walked away with $1.28 million.

Here's a look at the winning machine at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino:

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