How many times have you stepped into a land-based casino or logged into your online casino account in the hope of winning some life-changing cash? Well, it can happen, many players have turned the smallest bets into millions. Hitting the jackpot on slots is not an everyday occurrence however it has happened to a few lucky players which we will reveal below.
A young software developer from LA hit it big when he decided to enter the Excalibur casino in Vegas in 2003. He wagered $100 on the popular Megabucks machine and won a massive $39.7 million.
Now Elmer Sherwin had luck on his side twice. He played at the Mirage Casino in 1989 snatching a whopping 4,9 million jackpot. Sixteen years later he once again walked into the Mirage casino at the age of 92 and won $21,4 million.
Moving onto the Desert Inn Casino in Las Vegas where a newbie by the name of Cynthia Brennan decided to try her luck on the Megabucks slot in 2000. She failed eight times and on her ninth try, she took home a tidy sum of $34,95 million. She quit her job, got married and started travelling the world until tragedy struck leaving her paralyzed after a car accident.
In 1998 a retiree entered the Palace Station Casino in Vegas. She had won an amount of $680 000 on the Wheel of Fortune a few months back and this time she had decided to only wager $100 on Megabucks. Well, she hit the jackpot after spending three times more than she intended and landing an impressive $27 million win.
In 2002 Bally Casino paid out 22, 6 million to a 74-year-old Johanna Heundl who placed a $170 wager. She was also a first-timer so one could say a rather bold move which paid off.
It is indeed possible to scoop millions when spinning the reels of your favourite slot however always gamble responsibly.