Playing real money slots, be it online, in Vegas or at another real life casino, is great fun and the appeal for many players is that for just a very small stake you can win a huge, huge sum of money.
With progressive jackpot slots the biggest wins have jumped to previously unthinkable amounts. Whilst standard slots may have a jackpot of hundreds or perhaps even thousands of dollars, progressives start in the thousands and go up…and up…and up, with wins of tens of millions of dollars not uncommon. What’s more, it takes a matter of mere seconds to change your life, and that’s exactly what the following people did when they landed some of the biggest wins in the history of slots!
As recently as 2014 an unnamed man won a very cool $14m playing the famous Megabucks machine at Rampart Casino. Whilst many big winners would immediately get on the phone to the local yacht salesman or realtor, this humble soul said he would be donating most of the astonishing win to charity and his local church.
The Megabucks machine is responsible for a huge number of massive Vegas winners but one of the least heart-warming tales concerns cocktail waitress Cynthia Jay-Brennan. The 37-year-old scooped a staggering $34,959,458 but just six weeks later her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her sister and leaving her paralyzed.
On to happier tales of mega real money slots wins and one of the luckiest men in slots history, the elderly Elmer Sherwin. This Vegas local has won BIG on the slots not once but twice, first scooping an amazing $4.6m in 1989 at the Mirage before claiming an even crazier $21m in 2005 in North Vegas.
Of course, massive slots wins are possible – and perhaps even more likely – playing online slots. One of the very biggest ever came quite recently, in 2013, when a Finnish player won around $23m playing Mega Fortune. The 47-year-old was playing just 25c a spin when he won!
There are many progressive jackpot slots on the RTG network, including the incredibly popular Aztec’s Millions. With some very generous casino bonuses up for grabs doubling or even trebling your deposit, your odds of hitting a progressive may still be slim but they’re a whole lot better, so why not try your luck today (and if you win, remember which site inspired you!).