After a number of Las Vegas gamblers won big this month, VegasSlotsOnline News has detailed the five largest jackpot prizes in order of size. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Vegas gamblers strike lucky
The number of gamblers hedging their bets in Las Vegas casinos is steadily on the rise. Casino revenue figures are returning to growth and operators have even started recruitment drives to keep up with demand.
a handful of Vegas gamblers have taken home millions of dollars in combined jackpot winnings
While this is certainly good news for the purses of operators up and down the Strip, some players have also managed to turn a tidy profit. In less than one month, a handful of Vegas gamblers have taken home millions of dollars in combined jackpot winnings.
VegasSlotsOnline News has arranged these recent jackpot prizes into a top five list, varying from the $207,691 prize bagged by a Stations Casino bingo player, to a recent $10.5m slot machine pull at South Point Casino.
1) South Point’s $10.5m slot win
A New Mexico tourist visiting South Point Casino in southwest Las Vegas valley sealed the ultimate prize on Monday this week. The gambler won a staggering $10.5m Megabucks jackpot from one slot pull after investing just $5 into the machine.
South Point took to Twitter later that day to confirm the news:
According to the casino operator, the gambler’s eye-watering prize represents the largest Megabucks jackpot won in Nevada so far this year.
2) Alaskan goes home a multimillionaire
South Point’s Megabucks winner was not the only tourist lucky enough to secure a multimillion-dollar jackpot over the past few days. A tourist from Alaska took home more than $2.1m on Sunday after hitting the jackpot on a Monopoly Millionaire slot machine at the Cosmopolitan.
the tourist inserted just $40 into the machine
The Strip casino posted about the big win on Twitter that evening, confirming that the tourist inserted just $40 into the machine before hitting the jackpot:
The Cosmopolitan did not confirm the name of the winner, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal has reported that they were not a guest of the property’s hotel.
3) Red Rock gamblers win big on anniversary
The Las Vegas-based Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa celebrated its 15th anniversary earlier this month, and a handful of gamblers celebrated the occasion by taking home considerable jackpot winnings.
a $600,000 jackpot from a bet of just $1.75
Volha Anderson, a gambler from Nevada’s neighboring state of Arizona, secured the largest prize of all. While playing slot machines overnight from April 17 to 18, she claimed a $600,000 jackpot from a bet of just $1.75. Anderson won the prize while playing IGT’s Wheel of Fortune slot game.
Red Rock congratulated the lucky Arizona resident in a post to its Twitter page the following evening:
Anderson’s big win came just two days after several guests of the casino won a combined prize of $203,516. The Jumbo Hold’ Em Poker “Bad Beat” Progressive Jackpot resulted in eight players winning a total of $1,272. All poker guests across the casino’s poker rooms also secured $522.
4) Wheel of Fortune strikes again
Last Thursday, another gambler struck gold on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine, although this time the lucky lady was a local. Las Vegas resident Delores Raymond won $238,559 through a progressive jackpot at the Palace Station after staking just $1.25.
Station Casinos, operator of the Palace Station, confirmed the staggering win in a post to Twitter that day:
5) Red Rock bingo player’s lucky day
The fifth and final largest jackpot over the past month went to another customer of the Station Casino at Red Rock. Aurelio Aguilar hit the Jumbo Bingo progressive jackpot on April 1, securing a grand total of $207,691 in the process.
Red Rock congratulated Aguilar on Twitter for the substantial win:
Under the terms of the jackpot, Aguilar needed to win on 47 or fewer called numbers. The lucky gambler hit the jackpot on the 52nd number.
At the end of last month, poker players in Boulder Station casino won another notable jackpot. Two players hit the Jumbo Hold ‘Em Poker “Bad Beat” Progressive on Saturday March 27, with a total payout of $205,566. The gamblers involved in the hand took home the largest spoils, with one securing $71,891 and the other $41,081.