(WATERSMEET, MI.)–Amy Stopcynski often visits Northern Waters Casino Resort. But this trip, was different. Not even five minutes into her visit and she would become a millionaire. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, Amy Stopczynski of Land O’Lakes, Wisc. was playing the Game of Thrones progressive slot machine when the dragon roared. At approximately 5:04 pm, Stopczynski hit the jackpot for a win of $1,479,805.79. “Life is a little overwhelming right now,” said Stopczynski, who has not yet decided about how to receive her $1.4 million prize. She has the choice between a lump sum payout and a yearly annuity and is working with a financial advisor to make the best decision for her situation. Financially, Stopczynski has had a hard luck year. She helps out her brother who owns a local bar in Land O’Lakes, Wisc. while living in a fifth wheel camper behind her parents’ home for several months. But her hard luck changed last week and she retired her 24-year old Jeep Grand Cherokee for a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited because “buying new is so expensive,” said Stopczynski. The Game of Thrones slot machine is a penny slot machine that is a wide-area progressive (linked up to other tribal casinos across the nation) which is owned by Aristocrat Leisure Limited (http://www.aristocrat-us.com/press). The last wide area progressive jackpot won at the casino was when Glenrose Fatturi won a record-breaking $5,213,986 MegaJackpot™ when she hit the five dollar Wheel of Fortune ® progressive on December 10th, 2005. Northern Waters Casino Resort, formerly Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino, is located in Watersmeet, Michigan about eight miles north of the Wisconsin-Michigan border in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula. Proudly owned and operated by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the casino offers gaming such as Blackjack, Craps, Three-Card Poker, and other games. Northern Waters Casino Resort has over 500 of the newest themed slot machines in the area to include video poker and wide area progressives. The Casino offers a 132-room hotel, comprised of whirlpool/fireplace suites, an indoor pool, sauna, and a large whirlpool. The casino offers multiple dining options and the region’s largest sports bar and boasts a beautiful and challenging eighteen-hole golf course. For more casino information call 1-800-583-3599 or online at www.northerwaterscasino.com.