Everyone who has ever inserted a nickel or two into a slot machine or placed chips on the green felt of a casino has fantasized about striking the jackpot—a prize so large that they may never have to work again. These fortunate—and, in some instances, unlucky—individuals overcame the odds and struck paper gold at casinos all around the United States of America.
THE MAN IN CHARGE OF THE SUITCASE
$1.5 MILLION IN FINANCIAL AID
The 24th of September, 1980, was a landmark day in the history of the United States. The story of the “Suitcase Man” is one of many urban legends that exist in the gaming industry, yet it is true: William Lee Bergstrom came into Binion’s Horseshoe casino in Las Vegas with two bags, one packed with cash and the other empty, and he bet his whole $777,000 on the Don’t Pass line at a craps table, according to court documents. His winnings were quadrupled in a single throw of the dice, and he drove away with both luggage stuffed full of his gains.
WONDERFUL ONE-SPIN DREAM $21,346,952.
22nd of June, 1999 – During a recent visit to Caesars Palace, an unnamed 49-year-old Illinois business consultant inserted $10 into a Megabucks machine and won the jackpot on the first spin. The next day, we’re thinking his business talks went something like this: “Play Megabucks!
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Is it the MEGABUCKS BLESSING?
28th of January, 2000 – Cynthia Jay-Brennan, a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas, was the winner of a $34.9 million Megabucks jackpot at the Desert Inn hotel-casino, which is no longer in operation. Six weeks later, her automobile was struck by a drunk driver, who killed her sister and left her disabled in the process.
ALWAYS GET THE DAY STARTED WITH A HEALTHY BREAKFAST
27th of March, 2002 – Johanna Huendl, 74, of Covina, California, stopped at Bally’s Las Vegas on her way to breakfast and deposited roughly $170 into a Megabucks slot machine, which paid out a whopping $22.6 million. That’s a really good appetizer.
Inside Caesars Atlantic City, a group of people is seen playing black jack from above.
THE MAN WHO BROKEN THE WALLS OF ATLANTIC CITY
$15.1 MILLION IN TOTAL
During the first quarter of 2011, A business executive and former racecourse manager from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, earned over $15 million in total while playing blackjack at three Atlantic City, New Jersey casinos, including the Caesars Palace and the Borgata. He didn’t count cards or use any other gimmicks to win the game. He just played effectively and took advantage of the increased casino discounts and incentives that were made available as a result of the economic downturn.
The value of pennies from Heaven is $4,526,288.
12 a.m., 28th of January, 2014 – Do you believe that penny slots can’t pay off big? Reconsider your position! One fortunate penny-dropper hit the jackpot on a 1-cent Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine at Caesars Palace, winning a $4.5 million payout on the machine.