Interesting Casino Wins | $40 Million Jackpot Winners!
This space is meant to celebrate big casino winners, land based casino jackpot winners, mind blowing progressive jackpot winners as well as other quirky stories about players who’ve won big playing at casinos.
It’s not just about the lucky millionaires and the mind blowing large video slot winners, but we also want to celebrate small wins which came from ridiculously small wagers as well as the other casino tales which will go down as some of the memorable wins in the casino industry!
To us, we like to believe that ‘Prize doesn’t matter.’
“The King of Casinos”
This title goes to, Archie Karas, who is one of the famous gamblers in Las Vegas. This chap managed to change $50 into a whopping $40 million in what was later dubbed as The Run after going to Las Vegas and initiating the longest winning streaks in casino history. The streak began in 1992 and only ended in 1995, after he lost all of the money.
How did he manage to pull such a fete? Some might argue that he was lucky, but he also attributed his success to self-discipline and his willingness to go all in with the previous winnings.
“Hi, I’m from Las Vegas… and you can call me The Lucky Las Vegas Man”
Securing one large win is lucky. But two separate wins in a span of 16 years is quite the story!
The year is 1989, when a man walks into The Cannery Casino and wins an astonishing €4.6 million while playing Megabucks slot machine. This man is no other than Elmer Sherwin, a World War 2 veteran. He seems to be a lucky man, after surviving one of the greatest war in history, winning the €4.6 million and defying the odds and winning $21 million while playing the same slot machine.
“The Newcastle Billionaire”
Not many people know that Mike Ashley, a billionaire and owner of Newcastle United FC, is also a bettor and one of the lucky men in the world. As if he’s not fortunate enough to be a proud owner of one of the oldest and most successful English Premier League clubs, he is also a lucky chap, having won more than €1.5 million playing Roulette at a London Casino in less than 3 hours. His lucky number was 17.
“The Mobile Man”
Haven’t you heard the news yet? There was this man, playing the mobile friendly Mega Fortune Dreams at Casumo Online Casino. Wham! Using his mobile device, he luckily manages to activate the much sought after triple jackpot bonus game in Mega Fortune Dreams and instantly won the €4.6 million jackpot using one spin! This is so far the largest win that the casino has ever recorded, though it frequently pays out such wins as seen with the Lucky Larvik lady who walked away €70,000 rich.
“The Mysterious D.P Winner”
On 28 August 2016, an unknown player using the initials D.P won a spot in the Guinness World Record for hitting the largest progressive jackpot on the mobile platform. Details about the player have never been revealed but it’s known that he won a staggering amount of €7.9 million. Apparently, he hit this jackpot while playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah jackpot on his iPad while playing at Zodiac Casino. According to one of the casino workers, the mystery player signed up to the casinos through the ’80 Chances of Becoming a Millionaire’ promo which required players to make a small deposit of €1. Needless to say, this player certainly made the most out of the deposit!
“Larvik Woman leaves Casumo Casino €70,000 Rich!”
As we’ve mentioned already, this space isn’t just about the big winners and this story is exactly what happened to a Casumo Online Casino player from Larvik, a town and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway.
A €70,000 win, €74,076 to be more precise, while playing Mega Fortune Dreams isn’t one of the huge wins on this popular video slot game – it’s normally worth at least a million when a player wins it – but it was a sign of good things to come for players who choose the game after her.
According to Casumo Casino, at around 8pm on June 7, 2017, the lady signed up at the site and she managed to win a nice package from her first deposit. Using the wins, she wagered €0.40 and luckily won the €74,076.81 Mega Fortune Dreams jackpot. She didn’t make it to the highest winners in the game, but did manage to record one of the lowest wagers that produced a spectacular win!