Little Rock woman wins record jackpot at Oaklawn

A Little Rock woman hit the jackpot in Hot Springs. Jerrica Stuart is $125,103 richer after hitting the largest jackpot in Oaklawn history. She was playing a $0.05 Wheel of Fortune machine shortly before midnight Thursday.

Oaklawn officials say he previous record had been $81,640 set in November 2011 when a Jacksonville woman hit while playing a $.25 Wheel a Fortune machine.

"It's always exciting to have a jackpot hit, but this was unbelievable," said Gaming Manager Joe Hirschhorn. "The chance of winning large jackpots is why the progressive games such as Wheel of Fortune are so popular.

Last year, the largest jackpot hit was for $62,407.85, which now ranks third on Oaklawn's highest jackpots.