Sometimes people defy the odds and hit huge wins on slot machines. Here’s a rundown of some of the biggest on record.
7. A $6.3 million rally
The Gold Rally slot, which is building a jackpot at bet365 as we speak, paid out a huge $6.3 million prize to one lucky player in December of 2013.
Not only that, but just to prove wrong the myth that a big jackpot is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the game paid out a $277,000 jackpot just a few days later. So far, this Wild West-themed online slot has paid out more than a staggering $34 million to players and is still going strong.
6. What’s a Grecian urn? $8.6 million
In what you’ll see as a recurring pattern on this list, the Microgaming slot Mega Moolah (available to play on bet365) paid out a huge jackpot in March 2009. Greek player Georgios M won over $8 million in what was then the largest-ever online slots win.
5. Three hours, $8.9 million
In Las Vegas, 71-year-old Amy Nishimura was on vacation from her Hawaii home to play “her machine.” She claims to have spoken to the machine over the years each time she visited Vegas so it would give her luck.
Well, we can’t argue with her – she played for three hours, putting $100 into the machine, and walked away with nearly $9 million.
4. Brit bags $20 million
Jonathan Haywood, a soldier from Cheshire, UK, broke the then-world record for the largest online slots win by netting just over $20 million from a bet of less than $1.
He received a huge check from his online casino after hitting the jackpot at (guess where?) Mega Moolah.
3. Second time lucky for $21 million winner
Elmer Sherwin, a World War II veteran, hit the jackpot at the age of 76 when he won $4.6 million just hours after The Mirage opened on the Las Vegas strip.
This vet had apparently not heard of quitting while you’re ahead. After using the money to travel the world, Sherwin continued to play slots each week. Sixteen years later, now in his nineties, Sherwin won the same jackpot for a cool $21 million.
A nice twist in the tale: Sherwin gave much of this money to charity, including Hurricane Katrina victims.
2. Turning a quarter into $24 million
It’s not often that you manage to multiply up a wager to the tune of almost a hundred million, but that’s exactly what a Scandinavian player did at the beginning of 2013.
“I laughed and cried at the same time,” said the Finnish winner. The win took place on a Scandinavia-based online slots site. Once again, the game was Mega Moolah, which you can play at bet365.
1. Excellent Excalibur’s $39.7 million win
An unknown 25-year-old from Los Angeles was passing the time in Las Vegas while waiting for a basketball game. It would turn out to be the best decision of his life.
He left the city with a near-record-breaking $39.7 million, and is currently receiving $1.5 million per year for 25 years. Not a bad way to spend a quarter of a century!
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