For most people playing slots offers a bit of excitement and is a great way to pass a little time or have some fun. However, around the world, every single day there are players winning sums of cash that change their lives forever; and slots, especially progressive jackpot slots, can offer huge wins in just one spin of the reels. Here we take a look at some of the biggest and best slots wins in history, including those won in online casinos as well as those in bricks and mortar casinos in Vegas and resorts.
The Biggest Online Slots Win Ever
The biggest ever online slot win seems a pretty good place to start and that came back in 2013 when an anonymous player from Finland scooped a very cool €17,861,813 – that’s around $22.3m at today’s exchange rate – playing the appropriately named Mega Fortune slot. The slot is powered by software giants Net Entertainment and is part of their huge progressive network. Amazingly the player won the fortune on a spin that cost just €0.25!
The Biggest Slots Win in History
Okay, perhaps we should have started here, because the $22m won on Mega Fortune can be deemed small change by the LA gent who walked into the Excalibur Casino in 2003. The anonymous 25-year-old was only playing slots to pass a little time and was actually interested in the basketball but that all changed – as did his entire life – when he hit the jackpot on the Megabucks slot. When we say jackpot, we mean JACKPOT! How does $39.7m sound? The player had to make do with just over $1.5m a year for 25 years under casino regulations but I think he was probably quite happy with that!
Lightning Can Strike Twice
If you ever got a big win and thought it couldn’t possibly happen again and so decided to stop playing, the story of Vegas legend Elmer Sherwin hasn’t reached your ears yet. Sherwin, a former World War II vet liked to play the slots and in 1989 won a very impressive $4.6m at the Mirage. He kept on playing and in 2005 lightning struck again as he landed the Megabucks jackpot once again, this time for a staggering $21m. Good going for a 92-year-old!