Lewiston woman claims jackpot of more than $1.5 million at Clearwater River Casino

A Lewiston woman won the largest jackpot in Clearwater River Casino history last week.

According to casino officials, Linda Jorgensen won $1,541,533.11 while wagering $4.50 on the Wheel of Fortune Cash Link video gaming machine at the casino east of Lewiston.

The video game manufacturer, sent a technician to the casino on Friday and verified the jackpot.

The machine, known as a “wide area progressive” is connected electronically to other casinos.

The previous largest payout of a gaming machine at the casino was $600,000 several years ago.

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