The Biggest Winners in the Game

A Unibet bonus review: The slot machine is a jukebox full of fun and entertainment. Not only does it put smiles on the faces of billions, but it also puts billions into the pockets of those very same people. If you want to turn a relatively small investment into a life-changing sum of money, then the slot machine is the gambling game of choice for you.

At the ripe old age of 92, Elmer Sherwin, won his second Megabucks jackpot in his long and illustrious life. Now that’s what you call beating the odds! Sherwin took down the inaugural Megabucks jackpot when it was launched back in 1989 for $5 million, and then dwarfed that sum when he picked up the $21 million jackpot in 2005. The odds on that happening are two and a half quadrillion to one!

The largest jackpot won in Las Vegas history was $39.7 million dollars. It was taken from a slot machine in the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in March 2003. The winner was a 25-year old unidentified male who was visiting the area for the NCAA basketball competition.

But when it comes to the biggest and best slot machine jackpot stories, the Oscar has to go to the 61-year old Vietnamese businessman Ly Sam. In October 2009, Sam was playing ‘The Landord’ slot machine #13 in the Palazzo Club in Ho Chi Minh City when he hit the jackpot. The top tier prize on the machine he was playing was $46,000, so imagine Sam’s surprise when the machine informed him he had won $55,542,291.70! The Palazzo management concluded that the machine had malfunctioned and offered Sam $300, and an apology, for his troubles. Sam proceeded to sue to the casino and was awarded his money in full.