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Port Chester Landscaper Pulls Down Record $571K Empire City Casino Jackpot

Manuel Esteche of Port Chester
Manuel Esteche of Port Chester Photo Credit: Provided/Empire Casino

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- A landscaper from Port Chester won the largest jackpot in Empire CIty Casino's eight-year history on Friday night, playing on a penny slot machine.

Manuel Esteche won $571,049 by spending $2.50 with a spin on the Bally Blazing 7 Hot Shots slot machine at 11:30 p.m., according to a casino spokesman.

The Yonkers casino reports that another slot machine has racked up more than $868,000 in potential winnings -- which would be a new record.

Esteche could not be reached for comment this week.

He owns Esteche Landscaping Corp.

Here are the top five Empire City Casino jackpots:

Date -- Location -- Prize -- Denom. -- Vendor / Theme

2/27/2015 -- B16-07 --$571,049.65 -- $0.01 -- Bally / Hot Shots (WAP) 11/14/2014 -- Y18-03 --$509,121.96 -- $5.00 --IGT / Wheel Of Fortune 9/21/2009 -- L03-006 -- $247,273.07 -- $0.25 -- Bally / Stars & Bars 2/24/2015 -- G06-06 -- $222,459.74 -- $5.00 -- Wheel of Fortune 7/17/2009 -- P15-179 -- $215,851.87 -- $0.02 -- Bally / Hot Shots Progressive

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