Divine Luck Strikes: Las Vegas Resident Jesus C. Wins Over $10 Million Jackpot on Slot Machine
In a remarkable turn of events, Jesus C., a resident of Las Vegas, experienced a life-changing moment when he hit the jackpot for a staggering sum of over $10 million on a slot machine. Surprisingly, this incredible win did not occur at one of the famous resorts along the glitzy Las Vegas Strip. Jesus’s remarkable fortune unfolded at the Cannery Casino, situated just six miles north of the Strip.
Reportedly, Jesus had only inserted $40 into the machine, making this extraordinary windfall even more extraordinary. This victory took place on July 7 while playing the Megabucks slot machine, renowned for its interconnected jackpot pool spanning all machines in Nevada. With approximately 140 casinos in the state housing at least one of these machines, the chances of striking it rich are spread far and wide.
Introduced in 1986, Megabucks slot machines have historically seen an average of 2-3 jackpot wins each year. To qualify for the jackpot, players are required to bet a minimum of $3 per spin. The largest slot machine jackpot in history was also won on a Megabucks machine when software engineer Jay Brennan secured an astounding $39,713,982 at the Excalibur Casino back in 2003.
As for the Cannery Casino, its most substantial slot payout occurred in 2005 when a retired veteran named Elmer Sherwin pocketed an astonishing $21.1 million. It’s worth noting that Sherwin had previously won a jackpot worth $4.6 million at the Mirage in 1989. Demonstrating his generosity, Sherwin chose to donate the majority of his winnings to charitable causes.