Guest Hits Jackpot for Over One Million at Clearwater River Casino & Lodge

Lewiston, Idaho- The Clearwater River Casino & Lodge (Casino) announced a jackpot winner on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Linda Jorgensen of Lewiston, ID won $1,541,533.11, the largest jackpot won in the Casino’s history.  Jorgensen hit the jackpot on Wheel of Fortune Cash Link Video Gaming Machine (VGM) with a wager of $4.50.


“We are pleased to see one of our patrons win such a huge amount,” said Dan Kane, General Manager at the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge.  “Several years back we had a winner for over $600,000 but this million-dollar win is considered a life changing amount,” Kane continued.


The VGM manufacturer is International Game Technology (IGT), whom sent a technician to the Casino to verify the jackpot on Friday, July 22. The machine is known as a Wide Area Progressive, which exists electronically connected to other casinos. The maximum jackpot on the machine reset to $500,000 immediately following the million-dollar win.


The Nez Perce Tribe owns and operates the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge, located in Lewiston, ID along with the It’se Ye-Ye Casino in Kamiah, ID.  The Clearwater River Casino & Lodge is open from 7:00 A.M. – 3:00 A.M. (pst) daily.


For more information contact:  Daniel Kane, Clearwater River Casino & Lodge General Manager (208) 746-0723 or