Slots are incredibly popular – anyone can get started without learning complicated rules or strategies. Plus, they come in a great variety with engaging music and graphic interfaces and you don’t need to spend much money to have fun. The introduction of progressive jackpots in online casinos means however that really big jackpots are indeed possible. Read on to find out about some of the most fantastic wins of all times at land-based casinos and dream a little dream of your own whether you’re playing from the comfort of your home or heading to the casino yourself.
At another Las Vegas casino, an unknown 25-year-old man opted to play a little slots to kill time while waiting for a basketball game. Little did he expect to become the winner of over $39 million dollars. It turned out to be an excellent use of his spare time! He opted to take a $1.5 million-dollar payout per year for the next 25 years.
In 2000, cocktail waitress, Cynthia Jay-Brennan, played the Megabucks machine, winning one of the highest payouts ever: a staggering $35 million dollars.
WWII veteran Elmer Sherwin has the distinction of winning not one, but two jackpots totalling a whopping $25.6 million. A regular slots player, he won his first jackpot of $4.6 million dollars at the age of 76. He used the money to fulfil a lifelong dream of travelling the world. He continued to play slots, going on to win $21 million dollars 16 years later. This time around he donated most of his winnings to charity, including victims of Hurricane Katrina.
$680,000 and $27+ million
Staying in Vegas, a 60-something year old woman first won $680 000 on a Wheel of Fortune machine. Not one to sit back and relax, she continued playing and a few months later won $27 million dollars on a Megabucks jackpot. A fantastic reward for her persistence.
In 2002, 71-year old Johаnnа Huendl tried her hand at a few spins before breakfast, winning a cool $22 million dollars on the Megabucks jackpot before her day had even started!
Postal worker, John Tippin, won $11 million dollars on a Megabucks machine during a vacation in Las Vegas in 1996. Although his win was life changing, it wasn’t in the positive way one would hope. He later published a book detailing the isolation and loneliness that resulted.
71-year-old Amy Nishimura from Hawaii was vacationing in Las Vegas as she had done many times. As always, she played on her favourite machine, on this occasion investing 3 hours of time and just $100 dollars, to win almost $9 million!
And to give you a taste of some of the exciting winners at online slots…A player won 21.7 million on Mega Moolah in 2018. And in the same year, a lucky German player turned $2 dollars into $3.85 million playing Mega Fortune.