January 26, 2000 in Las Vegas, Cynthia Jay won $35 million. At the moment, this is the largest win on slot machines. There are lucky ones who managed to win huge sums in the casino. Many of them have suddenly turned from ordinary people with an average income into millionaires and billionaires, and now they live comfortably on gigantic dividends.
Cynthia Jay was a waitress. At the casino, she decided to drop in after a shift. Cynthia was not going to play big – the girl had only $27 in her pocket. Despite this, she ventured to play The One-armed Bandit. Coins went into the machine one by one, nothing promised a win. The last three dollars became lucky for Cynthia. The girl lowered the coins and was about to leave, when suddenly … she won. The jackpot was of unimaginable size – $34,959,458! To earn this amount, Cynthia would have to work as a waitress for 1165 years and not spend a dime.
One of the most famous big players in the world – Kerry Packer – is the owner of one of the most incredible wins in casino history. Now he is a multi-billionaire and media tycoon. Good luck smiled on Kerry in 1997. In one of the largest casinos in Las Vegas – MGM Grand – he won more than twenty million dollars. However, the exact amount won by the Austrian is unknown. This is either 20, or 40 million – there were several wins. By the way, Packer spent part of the money in a casino. He literally lavished money for the joy of staff. Thus, the tips of the waitress and his head waiter serving him amounted to a million dollars. By the way, two years later, Parker lost a lot – $28 million.
A twenty-five-year-old engineer from Los Angeles managed to invest a hundred dollars and get in return about four tens of millions. In 2003, he came to Las Vegas for a basketball game and casually entered a casino. The gain amounted to $39 713 982.25, which is comparable with the average profit of the entire casino for the month.
By the way, the young man who hit the jackpot wished to remain anonymous. It is also interesting that he did not take all the winnings on the same day. The engineer asked him to pay approximately $1.5 million each year.
Joseph Jagger is a true human legend. He managed to honestly win millions of francs in Monte Carlo at roulette. The reason for luck was Jagger’s creative approach to the game process. It was in 1873 in the legendary Beaux-Arts casino. Joseph regularly bet on certain 9 roulette numbers. On the first day, he took home about half a million francs. But he did not stop there. In total, over the following days he won 2 million francs. The casino workers were only able to understand the reason for such luck for men on the fourth day. That was the point. For several years, Jagger developed a theory based on the assumption that a shift in the equilibrium of the roulette wheel can lead to a pronounced steady bias in a certain direction. He hired several people and set them the task: to record all the results of the rotation of the roulette wheel in all casinos. The bias was observed in the direction of those very 9 numbers, which then so successfully put Joseph.
Twice, luck smiled at World War II Veteran Elmer Sherwin. He won 4 and a half and 21 million dollars in a casino of Las Vegas.
For the first time, when Sherwin was 76 years old, he went to the Mirage casino and took the big jackpot – $4.6 million. He went there twice a week. And the efforts did not pass in vain! Sixteen years later, in the same casino, the man again took the jackpot. This time, $21 million. The veteran spent most of his second winnings not on himself, but on charity: he helped victims of Hurricane Catherine. The man spent money on a trip around the world. After this incident, the casino has become a favorite place for a pensioner.