Winning Jackpot Stories #2
If you are looking for the true ‘dream makers’ in the casino, that award goes to the ever-increasing progressive jackpots. These ‘life changing’ jackpots present the slot player with more choices both online and offline than ever before. I have compiled some of these Winning Stories to brighten your dreams tonight.
Seven is the Charm
Sunday was slots day for Betty Johnson of Lithonia, GA as she made her way to one of her favorite casinos. After she discovered that another player was giving up a Quarters Deluxe machine to her, Betty’s good fortune arrived within an hour to render a $743,358 win.
As Betty tells it, “My first reaction was, those are little sevens, and maybe that’s why no money came out.” “No, wait, those are red, white and blue, I won something big!” This ‘big win’ will enable Johnson to share with her seven (yes, there’s that number again) grandchildren.
A Return Visit Sets a Record.
Richard Lee Massey reflects on his record setting win,
“I have been here several times before and always play the same machine. I was just hoping to win 1,000 coins” He certainly did better than that while playing a Jeopardy! slot that paid out $ 8,152,574 at the Hollywood Casino.
This was the largest progressive jackpot in the history of Louisiana gaming dating back to 1993.
With a cash outlay of only $40, this firefighter will likely take an early retirement.
Kyle DeVillier won more than $8 million at the Delta Downs Racetrack. He was visiting his family and they decided to travel to Delta Downs in the hopes of winning a Hummer, but one of them left with the largest jackpot in Louisiana’s history.
He bet $8 on the Wheel of Fortune machine and played it down to $7 before he hit. “I don't know why this happened. I guess it was just my time,” said the 43-year-old DeVillier, a Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife game warden.
He said that he hasn't decided between the lump sum or payments for 20 years and he doesn't have any extravagant plans, yet, but they are sure to come.
Althea Jones had never played slots before she decided to head for Potawatomi Casino in WI while visiting relatives in nearby Milwaukee. Gambling just $30. at a Wheel of Gold, she said. “The seat was vacant, so I decided to play. It was my first time here, and I have never played before.”
When asked how she felt after realizing she won $812,103, Jones responded: “Nervous. I really didn't know what I won. My niece told me.” As for her plans, she said she was “going to have fun, pay off her bills, and get out of debt.”
The Joy of the Win
A great retirement is in the future for Jacques Kiere of Texas who took on a Wheel of Fortune slot and became the winner of $1,884,675 at the Isle of Capri Casino.
“First I was in disbelief, and then once I realized what I had won, it became pure joy. My wife had a feeling of big luck!” said the winner. Another 'disbelief' in this tale of ‘big luck' is the fact that it only took $28. to produce the happy ending.
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