Winning Jackpot Stories #5
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.
The Name is Bond...
Paul Kyriazi, author of the audio book, “How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle,” was duplicating the style of his hero, 007 when he became an instant millionaire at the Treasure Island in Las Vegas. “I wanted to see the pirate show and afterwards played about $40 on the Regis machines.”
“When the three Regis symbols lined up, I knew I had won something big but never imagined it was this big!” Kyriazi gathered up $1.5 million, the first-ever jackpot paid by the Regis Cash Club video slots.
His Tune Changes.
“I had a horrible day. First, I lost about $400 in 25 minutes at the casino where I was staying. Then we took the Sea Doos to the river and the weather was cold. We expected it to be at least 90 degrees in Laughlin, but it wasn’t, and the water was freezing,” states Nathan Welter, a DJ from Fullerton, CA.
Things changed after dinner at Colorado Belle in Laughlin. He chooses a quarter Wheel of Fortune slots and hits the big jackpot for $1,486,263. “I was stunned. My brain said I won, but I couldn’t grasp it,” Welter said.
Help Is Now on the Way.
Nancy Keane of Long Beach, NY, had played for only 15 minutes when she landed the 3 Jeopardy! icons for a $2.1 million progressive payout. She found that dreams really do come true at the Showboat in Atlantic City. “All my life I have wanted to help my kids, but I have been unable to. Now I can.” “It’s like a dream, I don’t believe it.”
The retired school cafeteria manager usually heads for the half-dollar slots, but an urge gravitated her to the dollar Jeopardy! slots for the first time. When the noise level reached pitched proportions, Keane was still not aware of her millionaire status until a slot host came over and said “Wow! You won the primary! “He seemed more in shock than I was,” said the big winner who is the mother of nine, and grandmother to ten.
She will share her windfall with her family and her favorite charity--the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Keane lost 1 daughter to cystic fibrosis and two more of her kids have contacted it.
This is the type of winning story that warms your heart.
The Very Big Jackpot!
The largest slot machine jackpot in offline gaming history of $39,713,982. was won on Friday 3/21/03 on an IGT Megabucks machine at the Excalibur in Las Vegas. The winner, who requested anonymity, is a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles. He said he had played about $100 on the machine when he turned his head away from it for an instant. When he looked at the machine again, the winning symbols had lined up.
Congrats to the young bachelor whose life is sure to change dramatically.
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