LAS VEGAS, NV -- DECEMBER 12, 2001 -- Honolulu resident David Tokunaga is the latest of Las Vegas' big winners, grabbing a stunning $2.5 million jackpot earlier today at the California Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Mr. Tokunaga was playing the "Wheel of Fortune" slot machine.

Wheel of FortuneĀ® is based on the world's most popular game show and is one of 17 Nevada MegaJackpots systems operated by IGT, the world leader in the manufacturing of gaming machines and proprietary software for progressive gaming systems. All IGT MegaJackpots are paid in annual installments upon verification, except Regis' Cash Club?, $1,000,000 Pyramid?, ElvisĀ®, The Addams Family TM, Party Time TM, and video Jeopardy! which are paid in their entirety upon verification.

The California Hotel and Casino is an 800-room hotel in downtown Las Vegas. As one of three Downtown Las Vegas properties owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD), the California is connected to the Main Street Station Casino, Hotel and Brewery via a skywalk, enabling guests to conveniently enjoy the amenities of both properties. Boyd Gaming's travel agency, Vacations Hawaii, offers charter flights and vacation packages directly to its three downtown properties.