An Eagle Pass local is now a millionaire after hitting the jackpot and winning more than $1.5M at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel on Christmas Day.

The big winner, who did not want to be identified, hit the jackpot on the Bally's Million Degrees Progressive machine, winning $1,536,172.28, according to a new release on the casino's website.

“We'd like to congratulate our winner on the big jackpot! Winning is always fun. Winning over $1.5 million on Christmas takes it to another level. We couldn't be more excited the winner is a local resident as well!” Scott Eldredge, KLECH General Manager said in the news release.