Man wins more than $1.6 million from penny slot at California casino Zac Self, KGUN-9 · May 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm A man won more than $1.6 million after playing a penny slot at Valley View Casino & Hotel in California. The man, identified as Robert S, was playing the IGT Wheel of Fortune Ultra Wheels penny slot when he hit it big, according to the casino. “I’m still in shock. I couldn’t sleep for two days. I was up tossing and turning and thought they would call me and say the machine malfunctioned,” Robert said.