When they hit the casinos or bet online at the top suppliers in the Canadian casino market, every gambler has a vision of a big win. Since Canadian operators such as Mr Green or Royal Vegas are already offering huge prizes for the first registration, part of the game’s fun is chasing the last big win, particularly considering that it is at least not illegal to play in online casinos in Canada. But, for most of us, a win like this can seem like an impossible dream, as mentioned below. There is always a possibility, however, that your next winning streak will place you on this list…
For many serious gamblers, slots are not seen as a smart option, but if you have time and cents, it’s certainly possible to win big. In 2003, when a LA software engineer joined Excalibur, a casino in Vegas, no one would have thought he was leaving a multi-millionaire. However, he secured himself a tidy amount of $39.7 million after wagering $100 on Megabucks, which was paid out in 25 annual installments each worth $1.5 million.
There are more options now than ever for those looking to win big, but this next winner only had the chance to gamble at casinos in Vegas that he took full advantage of as you can see. Elmer Sherwin spent his retirement enjoying himself with a little gambling after he received his stripes in World War II. His first big win came at the Vegas-casino Mirage in 1989.
Elmer scored the jackpot of $4.6 million just 10 hours after the casino first opened to the public. His luck, however, had by no means run out. He took home another $21.14 million 16 years later when Elmer was 92. This was a bet that had one in fifty million chances of coming in.
It’s crazy to think how quickly Elmer could have topped these winnings in today’s world of internet gambling.
She could never have guessed how easily her entire life would be changed when Johanna Heundl visited Bally’s casino. Her first bet was on Megabucks, where she put down $170 for a first-timer like Johanna, which was a risky bet. Her confidence, however, paid off quickly and she took home a staggering $22.6 million from the lucky spin.
When this retired 67-year-old flight attendant went to the Las Vegas casino at the Palace Station Hotel, she could never have guessed what was waiting for her in the wings. A few months ago, this winning lady had joined the casino after initial success with a $680,000 win on a Wheel of Fortune with a plan to blow $100 on Megabucks Slot Machine to see if her luck will continue. It did, needless to say. She left the casino a happy woman having bet $300 and take home $27 million.
During a casino trip for her mother-in-law’s birthday, Cynthia Jay-Brennan made history. She tried her luck at the Megabucks Slot Machine, a casino novice, and on her 9th attempt, she won her big win, bringing home $34.95 million, which was the biggest Megabucks Jackpot ever at the time. Cynthia left her job immediately, married the love of her life, and they set out together to explore the world. Her luck was short-lived, however. She was involved in a major car crash with her much-loved sister just a few weeks after the win. On that tragic day, her sister was killed and Cynthia was irreparably paralyzed from the chest down.
On a whim to kill some time, many casino guests arrive and have no expectation of winning at all, let alone becoming millionaires. This was definitely the case for one 25-year-old man at the Excalibur casino, who was there waiting for the start of a basketball game. He casually hit the video slot machines with a small $100 investment. This nonchalant gambler left a rich man with $39.7 million that was paid out in $1.5 million annual installments for the next 25 years, with the chances of winning big at 16.7 million to one.
This next gambler was well known for his betting at high stakes and was a big player in the poker scene in the USA. The most famous win for Archie Karas came after a huge $2 million loss in a poker game in LA. This tragedy may have put off most gamblers, but Archie was not to be discouraged, heading off to his Las Vegas game with just $50 to bet. Luckily for Archie, at Binion’s Horseshoe casino, he bumped into an old friend who lent him $10,000 so he could play the upcoming high-stakes game.
Archie had won $17 million just 3 hours later and was able to pay back his debt with the interest of 50 percent. For a further 3 years, this incredible lucky streak stuck with Archie, leaving him with $40 million in winnings. But when his luck finally ran out, in just 3 weeks of craps games, $2 million in a poker game, and the rest in high-stakes baccarat, he quickly lost a quarter of the cash.
Luck like this could be waiting for any fortunate gambler on the table. So if your interest has been piqued by this list of winners, this could be the inspiration for your next winning streak, and have some fun at an online casino.