If you’re anything like me when you’re in a casino, sooner or later you move from whatever you’re playing (roulette, poker, blackjack etc) and are drawn towards the bright lights of the slots machines. And who can blame me, as the modern age of slots machines is akin to being a kid in a candy shop. Gone are the old fashioned slot machines that lack in excitement, and instead they’re replaced by the latest technologies, exciting themes and all action play. The online world is no different, with hundreds if not thousands of different slots sites and games to choose from, each with their own exciting themes and bonuses. Personal favourites of mine have to be games such as Fruits and Sevens and the ever popular Book of Ra. They both have great replay value and I’ve had no shortage of luck on them!
But whether you’re a keen online or offline casino goer, contrary to the old adage it’s the winning not the taking part that counts! Sure most of us will have experienced a win into the hundreds of dollars, some of us the thousands, but what about genuine mega wins? Let’s take a look at a couple of big wins – one offline and one online, that we can only really dream of coming our way!
Elmer Sherwin’s Big Win x 2
Winning one big jackpot would be enough for most of us but World War 2 veteran Elmer Sherwin wanted a second bit of a cherry. His first win alone was memorable enough as it occurred in the world famous Mirage Casino in Las Vegas, just 10 hours after it first opened. Trying his luck on the slots he experienced what for most would be a life changing win of $4.6 million. As a slots lover though, Elmer kept playing over the years and 16 years later at the ripe old age of 92, he experienced his second dose of massive good fortune, winning a staggering $21.14 million on the Megabucks slot machine at the Cannery Casino & Hotel, Las Vegas. Elmer has since sadly passed away but was known for his generosity with friends and family, so the win went to the right person.
Mega Moolah Millions
Increasingly, big slots jackpots (and casino games in general) are happening online as well as offline. Casino sites attract so many players that the potential jackpots go up and up, and if it’s your lucky day, you may well literally have millions of dollars coming your way. 26 year old UK soldier Jon Heywood knows a thing or two about this. In October 2015 he was playing the Mega Moolah slots game when he won a jackpot sum of just over $20,000,000. Apparently he intended to buy a car and going on holiday with his winnings. Sounds like a good plan, one he can repeat endlessly for the rest of his life!
So whether online or offline, if your luck is in when you’re playing slots you can experience a life changing moment like Elmer and Jon! All that’s just is for me to wish you good luck with that endevour!