On Friday, May 13 2011, Sahara Las Vegas is giving away all of the jackpot progressive amounts over the reset value. For example if a $.25 video poker machine had a $1200 royal flush jackpot $200 from that machine would go into the giveaway because the standard jackpot would be $1000.
There is little information out there about how much money will be given away, how many winners there will be or if there is a maximum number of total entries. What is known is that tickets are given out between 1pm and 6:30pm. The drawing is at 7pm and anyone 21 or older with a valid ID can enter once. I called Sahara and could not get any straight answers about the drawing. I am thinking I will head down there anyway just to see one beer at Sahara. Good luck to everyone if you are there.
After 59 years the Sahara in Las Vegas closes on May 16th, 2011 at 2pm.