LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana resident just hit a history-making jackpot.

The French Lick Casino just paid out the largest jackpot in its 16-year history worth $690,623, which was hit Sunday on the Wild Party slot machine, according to a news release.

Jeff Whereatt, director of slots at the casino, said a jackpot that rick is "a rarity" in the state, "especially so at a privately-owned casino."

The previous record jackpot was $265,880.20 in 2013. 

"This is a very big deal," Whereatt said in a news release. "Around here, you don't see a lot of local jackpots or progressives this high."

The casino says Sunday night's winner earned a "progressive jackpot that had been growing and growing since it was last hit in June of 2019." 

The Wild Party slot machine, the casino said, has recently become a popular attraction among guests. The largest jackpot produced by the slot machine before Sunday was $256,000. 

Casino officials say Wild Party's starting jackpot has reset to $136,000.

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